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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” (25 reviews)
“cake” (20 reviews)
“eclairs” (12 reviews)
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

We stopped here for lunch last Saturday and it was wonderful. I had the chicken salad on croissant with side salad. My friend had the pretzel bread sandwich. It looked so good. The bakery case has some temptations. We each got one thing and they...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed December 8, 2017

What a wonderful find on our visit to Asheville. Pastry offerings come in full size portions and also smaller portions so that you can sample a couple of offerings. I had a small coconut cream pie and small almond pear tart. Both had wonderful crusts...More

Thank TravelTN33
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Hello TravelTN33! Thank you for visiting us and especially for taking the time to write in to TripAdvisor with your stellar review! We love our customers and a re passionate about baking for them! I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us...More

Reviewed November 29, 2017

We wondered into this attractive cafe while shopping hoping to get a snack and cup of coffee. We had an odd experience. My wife saw an attractive quiche in the display by the register (with all the other pastries offered). However, when she ordered it...More

Thank charliespal2
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

Hello Charlie, My sincere apologies that you had this experience at my bakery. I did ask my staff, and the ladies did not recall this incident, but I assure you that our customers are most important and the service they receive should be stellar! Every...More

Reviewed November 25, 2017

I've been married to a Frenchman for 40+years and have eaten my fair share of croissants both here and in France. KD's almond croissant is without a doubt the BEST croissant I've ever tasted in the States, and possibly France too. Made from scratch -...More

Thank Sarahinthemountains
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Dear Sarah, Thank you for your lovely review, it is greatly appreciated! Yes, the croissants are a true labor of love and made fresh every day. It means more to us that our customers such as you understand and truly appreciate all the work that...More

Reviewed October 29, 2017

The Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe had been on my list to visit for some time and I finally had an opportunity to stop in. The cafe is a lovely setting perfect for relaxing alone or with friends for either lunch or coffee and pastry....More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Love to go here for almond croissants....you need to call ahead to reserve one as they go quickly. Nice place for a light lunch. Absolutely beautiful creations.

Thank Gladyce C
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

Hello Gladyce! Thank you for the wonderful review, especially taking the time in sending it to TripAdvisor! I sincerely appreciate you stopping in and having one of our delightful almond croissants! I look forward to seeing you again soon, thank you again Gladyce! -Karen Donatelli

Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

This is the most fabulous bakery I've ever eaten in my life. Croissants are out of this world both the ham and cheese and the chocolate. this last time we had some type of stuffed pretzel which was fabulous the Focaccia with the Kalamata olives...More

Thank tricia S
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Hello Tricia! Thank you for the sensational review that you sent on TripAdvisor! Your visit means so much to us, and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review to let others know about our Bakery & Cafe :) The description of your...More

Reviewed September 24, 2017

The pictures are not enhanced this place is gorgeous...another reviewer described it as "where beautiful meets delicious" so true. We have been there several times never less than yummy. It is special. To do such creative fresh pastry and cakes seriously works of art they...More

Thank mary s
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Hello Mary! The sensational five star review that you took the time to write is very much appreciated! I am so happy that you enjoy our creations and the love that goes into each one. It is always a pleasure to be of service, and...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Where beautiful meet delicious! Very cozy and quiet place with a nice friendly service. There is a certificate 100 on cleanliness, it's rear. Thank you for being so good!More

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KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Hello! Thank you for coming in and enjoying a treat with us! The five star review you wrote on TripAdvisor is very much appreciated! We look forward to your return so that you can relax and enjoy a beautiful pastry and beverage with us! Sincerely,...More

Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after shopping for a cup of coffee. Could avoid the pastry case. Everything looked incredible. Decided on the apple tart. Great choice.

Thank Halems
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David B
November 7, 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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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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