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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” (26 reviews)
“cake” (22 reviews)
“eclairs” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Two friends and I attended an event at the civic center on a Friday in July. We finished and began to walk down the street, talking about where we might want to have lunch. A man waiting for someone overheard us and pointed over his...More

Thank 20hdk
Reviewed July 24, 2017

I had been on the Asheville Food Tour, and I asked the guide for a French pastry recommendation. He directed me to Karen Donatelli. I thought that I had landed in Paris again! I ordered several mini fruit tarts and a German Chocolate Brownie creation....More

Thank singingcook
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for the lunch special on a Friday afternoon. I had a delicious tuna salad sandwich on olive bread. It came with a really nice side salad of spring mix that included olives and carrots with a yummy balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The young...More

Thank shannaklr
Reviewed July 4, 2017

This is a lovely place to stop in for a treat. Their desserts look better than they taste. That probably doesn't sound like I meant it. They are fine actually very good but mostly they are BEAUTIFUL.

Thank NoReservations1992
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Very nice little cafe to stop and enjoy a pastry,while walking in downtown Asheville. They were busy helping people order cakes,and had a very sweet young girl behind the counter, selling the pastries. She did not know that much about the prouducts, though, so it...More

Thank joboxer555
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Thank you so very much for stopping by the pastry shop last week, I truly appreciate you and your time in writing a review. My apologies that you didn't care for the chocolate berry tart, perhaps it wasn't explained to you properly. The chocolate tart...More

Reviewed May 28, 2017

We dropped in here for a quick lunch, and were pleasantly surprised. We had a chicken salad croissant with fresh fruit and it was absolutely great. Was brought to our table by the chef and everyone there was so nice, it is just a small...More

Thank Clark G
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

I had a chocolate and raspberry dessert. My husband had the lemon tart. Both were wonderful - the lemon tart was perfect for the lemon lovers. The chocolate and raspberry dessert hit the spot for a chocolate lover like me.

Thank happinessisacookie
Reviewed May 18, 2017

The sweets here are beyond delicious! By far THE BEST pastries/sweets in Asheville (we've been to most restaurants); maybe in the Region. The coconut cream tart is incredible (& I'm not even a huge fan of coconut); the eclairs are heavenly. I've been here a...More

Thank akaelin25
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Quality deserts and coffee--about my favorite place to go before the symphony. The staff are attentive; the layout allows quiet conversation; and the coffee and desert are far better than many of the restaurants in the area. We enjoyed eating at a nice place and...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed May 9, 2017

This French bakery tucked away on Haywood with friendly service is a MUST STOP! The treasures go quickly so do not wait...The chocolate chocolate (yes, that is correct) cookies with nuts are divine...went back twice! Also the coconut tarts! Do not leave town without a...More

Thank Kimmy417
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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
Special Occasion Dining, 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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