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Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe

57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-225-5751
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (22 reviews)
“cake” (18 reviews)
“eclairs” (10 reviews)
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57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

I've enjoyed some very nice pastries over the years, including some great French pastries in my home town of Charlotte, NC. But when visiting Asheville a few days ago, my wife and I came across this amazing place! The atmosphere is very tasteful and comfortable....More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A friend and I arrived at this Asheville bakery around 8pm. The selection was limited because this is such a popular place, and it was late in the day. We had a piece of carrot cake and a chocolate tart. Both were very, very tasty...More

1  Thank chrisstian2015
Reviewed 25 January 2017

There are so many things I love about Asheville. Great hippy food and hippy bakeries are on the list for sure but so is Donatelli's with it's truly delightful and exquisite pastries. My number one place for a sweet treat.

1  Thank eleanorj913
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Hands down, the best cake in Asheville. Karen completed the cake for our wedding which was supposed to be just for us but, was so delicious we couldn't help but share. Her buttercream icing is probably the best I have ever had. If I have...More

1  Thank CredandButter
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The bakery items are so fresh and delicious! Everything is prepared with extraordinary care...the best croissants, espresso, pasta salad, fruit salad, eclairs!

Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Had a delicious chocolate eclair! Everything in this place is top notch! These people don't mess around!

1  Thank michaelangell24
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Whenever friends or relatives pop in to visit us here in Asheville, we always bring them to Karen Donatelli's. Simply the best ...... better than all the rest! That's not only the best food, but the family and staff are the best as well! Love...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My family came from far and wide to visit Asheville and celebrate a special birthday. I ordered the Italian Zuccato cake. It was far beyond my expectations! It was so beautiful, no one wanted to cut into this masterpiece. But....it WAS a birthday, after all....More

1  Thank davidesullivan
Reviewed 24 October 2016

After having lunch and doing some walking around the downtown area, playing tourist, we came upon this spot in downtown. One look in the window and we decided that we had to stop here for some dessert. The fruit tarts and many other pastries are...More

1  Thank dexter590
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a rainy Friday afternoon and found it to be a delightful, high quality bakery and cafe. Wish I could transplant it in my home town!

1  Thank Christy D
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David B
7 November 2015|
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Response from 92ncca | Reviewed this property |
I, too, have not heard about jazz at Donatelli's. There is summer Downtown After 5 on a nearby street. And other things like the Drum Circle. They are Asheville events -search on google- not Donatelli things.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-225-5751
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