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“Never dissapoints”
Review of OWL Bakery

OWL Bakery
Ranked #7 of 26 Bakeries in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$15
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

I have not dined in here, having a sit down meal, but I can assure you that the baked goods are heavenly. Expertly crafted with care and finess. Their focus on local organic products makes a difference in their goods. I am grateful to have found this little gem in W. Asheville.

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

I can't understand why, but for some reason, this bakery has decided to invest the time and ingredients to make top-notch quality pastry, and then bake the living hell out of it in the oven!! I just don't get it. Everything is baked until very brown--as shown in the photo at the top here--so if tender, moist, luscious pastry is what you are looking for, you will have to keep looking! (Honestly--why not take the tray out of the oven a few minutes earlier?!)

If you are here for lunch, the salads are delicious, with homemade vinaigrette. The soft-boiled egg on brioche with whipped butter was fantastic, but again, the outer crust of the bread was baked to near burnt. I just don't get it.

The dining room is charming with its marble countertops, but the upholstered seating needs a thorough cleaning every day that I'm not sure it's getting. Hipster wait staff are steely and unsmiling--do they wish they had another job??

West End Bakery right down the street is a better bet, peeps.

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

OWL is my go to bakery for a pastry art experience. EVERYTHING is delicious and artfully presented. Excellent coffee, comfortable atmosphere and their raisin flax bread is just the best.

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Thank TheJetts
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

On our visit to Asheville, we may a point to visit this excellent tiny bakeshop. We'd heard great things, and not only did it not disappoint, but was even better than we imagined.

We were able to have a lovely chat with Susannah, one of the owners, who graciously showed us around. Then we ordered two excellent tartines for lunch in the sunny, elegant dining area. Cloth napkins, real silverware! We were not about to leave without dessert of course...well, three of them to go. A wonderful pear and ginger strudel, a chocolate cookie that was really more a delicious bittersweet chocolate cake, and a pinwheel pastry. Ah...so delicious. Only regret is we don't live so much closer!

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Thank Bill B
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Light and fluffy! Not too sweet. Would have loved a bit more apple flavor and filling, but loved the pastry was not heavy dough. Service divine and sweet ambiance makes a great place to try your sweet tooth!

Thank Allisonspring
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