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Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe

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57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-225-5751
09:00 - 21:00
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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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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank madforkay
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Edward B
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank mordant13
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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172 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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
Cornelius, North Carolina
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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!!!

Thank Maristela D
Asheville, North Carolina
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128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

Thank Queenwondergirl
Nashville, Tennessee
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

Thank HappyTraveler5_2014
Asheville, North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

As a local, I order cakes and croissants for special events all the time. While I haven't had lunch there, I know they offer ham/cheese croissants and other French-like quick eats. They have a pleasant space (lots of seating), so when I have time I will eat my sweets there. Karen and her family have great quality items. Take your... More 

Thank Michelle P
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

SOOO delightful. The cherries were huge and the mousse was light and peachy and fluffy and awesome. The graham crust on the tart was perfect

Thank gatewoody

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 10
Cafe, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?