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Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe

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57 Haywood St., Asheville, NC
+1 828-225-5751
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 it was that special. Stop two - we got something that looked like a mini-croque-en-bouche,... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 down, we noticed the croissants disappear from the glass case. Other people had ordered them.... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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birmingham
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

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Gilbert
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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.

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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and deserts are a pure visual and pallet delight!!! They are so pretty with various... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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!!!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 list although the chocolate macaroons are a delight. Currently the strawberries are in season so... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 good, but I'd have been happier without the chocolate (yes, I'm one of those people).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Haywood St., Asheville, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-225-5751

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?