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Panacea Coffeehouse Cafe & Roastery

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Cafe, International, Healthy
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66 Commerce St., Waynesville, NC 28786
828-452-6200
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

Order the Molly Christo. I have given you all the guidance you will need to enjoy lunch. The sauce that comes with this sammy is amazing. I dip my pretzel sticks in it after the sammy is gone. Eat it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Michael B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Order the Molly Christo. I have given you all the guidance you will need to enjoy lunch. The sauce that comes with this sammy is amazing. I dip my pretzel sticks in it after the sammy is gone. Eat it!

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Thank Michael B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We stopped by this spot yesterday and were so glad we did! The location is great as it is located right on the river. There is an outside space for people to take noisy kiddos and still enjoy their coffee. The inside space is cozy and private, with plenty of seating to enjoy the view of the river. The coffee... More 

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Thank Amy V
Clyde, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Located in the Frog Level area of downtown Waynesville, offering breakfast and lunch with a great roasted coffee on premises. You can enjoy a coffee or a chai, a soup, a salad, a wrap, a sandwich and a panini under one roof. We decide to go for the Mount Olympus salad a combination of hummus, cucumber, red onion, grape tomatoes,... More 

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Thank chefricardo3553
Cherokee, North Carolina
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Panacea is a quaint, quiet, coffee house in Frog Level. It has a laid back atmosphere of a college coffe house with no college around. The food is delicious and different. It has a outdoor eating area beside the creek and a antique shop next door. I don't drink coffee but this is a cool break in your day.

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Thank Airitout
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

These guys make great coffee, best in town for sure. I do wish they would open up on Main Street. Right now, there is no coffee on Main Street. Seems like a great opportunity for them. Keep up the good work!

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Thank thifty b
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

This place is terrific... Great quality coffees, friendly staff, great location. In an old train depot inside or by the creek outside!

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Thank Mostradomos
Matthews, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Arrived for a light meal right at noon the day after Thanksgiving, and had quick service - though the cafe filled up quickly. Each member in our party of 14 had different tastes - so a variety of orders were placed. All sandwiches were tasty, fresh, and unique. My favorite was the turkey and brie. Because the day was unseasonable... More 

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Thank Sharon B
waynesville nc
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Panacea's ambiance is dictated by the old brick warehouse in which it is located beside Richland Creek in the Frog Level section of Waynesville. Known originally for its coffee, Panacea serves delicious sandwiches, salads, pastries and specialty coffees and teas in addition to a regular brew of each. Wine is now available as well. Wifi is also available

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Thank mtncrk
Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

While staying at Lake Junaluska, my wife and I were looking for a good cup of coffee. Well, we found that and more. The ambiance of Panacea is great. Bags of green coffee beans, a coffee roaster, comfortable seating and tables, great outdoor seating next to the creek if weather permits. My coffee was great, and the wife's mocha was... More 

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Thank Robert E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Panacea has been my go to for over a decade. Fantastic atmosphere. Best coffee! Unique sandwiches. Delicious soup. And now ice cream! Doesn't get any better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66 Commerce St., Waynesville, NC 28786
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: 828-452-6200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Cafe, International, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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