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Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe

57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-225-5751
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

I stopped by twice, first was a reconnaissance trip, since I had heard of the shop and happened to be walking past. I got a chocolate chip cookie with nuts. At 3.75 for one cookie, it was a little pricey and I did not think...More

Thank S T
Reviewed 21 July 2016

It was breakfast time; we had no idea where we'd eat. I noticed the bookstore I visited last year; then noticed this bakery. We decided to eat here before going into the bookstore. Mmmmm! We split two croissants: spinach and almond. Shortly after we sat...More

1  Thank bmc007
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This bakery/coffee shop can't be beat. The pastry's are art pieces. The owner/ baker is a wonderful friendly person. I have traveled extensively in Europe and the USA. I rank this place as Number One!

1  Thank JerryD304
Reviewed 3 July 2016

the best and most beautiful pastries i have seen. we had a selection of 5 items and could not tell which we liked best. the staff was warm and knowledgeable.

1  Thank madforkay
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Beautiful in-house baked croissants, scones, other pastries, and cakes. My wife and i stopped here twice on a recent visit to Asheville. Their croissants and scones are delicious. Our waiter was very attentive. The coffee was good as well.

1  Thank Edward B
Reviewed 24 June 2016

If Trip Advisor had 10 stars, I would give Donatelli's the highest marks! I swung into the bakery one day for a cup of coffee having passed by it so many times before. Boy I am sorry I didn't discover this gem sooner. The pastries...More

1  Thank mordant13
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I had been to Donatelli about three years ago and remembered it was a wonderful place for coffee/lattes and breakfast. We were in town with friends and stopped in there on a Saturday morning. The quiche was excellent as were the amazing assortment of pastries.

Thank chasemarta
Reviewed 6 June 2016

just stopped for a coffee....boy this place Rocks!!! the best café I had been in NC so far. Such a fresh pastries...such a friendly people... you just want to eat one of each option you have on this place... go back for sure!! Great place!!!

Thank Maristela D
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I come here fairly often for lunch - chicken salad croissant. I always bring guests here for a dessert or afternoon treat. Karen's pastries are works of art that are as delicious to the eyes as they are to the palate. Too many favorites to...More

Thank Queenwondergirl
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We stopped in for a break from shopping and are so glad we did. The dessert cases were filled with delicious looking bars, cookies, mousses, tarts and cake. I ordered a coconut cream tart and ate every bit of it. The chocolate dipped meringue was...More

Thank HappyTraveler5_2014
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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
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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