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Clingman Cafe

242 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
828-253-2177
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Ranked #92 of 628 restaurants in Asheville
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café, Organic
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Asheville, NC
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91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and atmosphere! Yummy coffee and breakfast options. LOVE The Ford Bagel, Lox and Cream cheese also a winner. They have breakfast sandwiches on toast or Biscuits. (NOTE bagel options are Everything Bagels only) Outdoor seating and rotating art on walls inside. Helps fuel a day of shopping and browsing in the Art District.

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Princeton
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95 reviews 95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Order at the counter and your food will be brought to your table. Nice selection of sandwiches and salads. You can also design your own sandwich as I did, ordering portobello mushroom with Gouda cheese in a wrap -lettuce, tomato, pickle and chips included - and I asked foe it to be grilled. It was delicious! The two other sandwiches... More

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nashville
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Loved the atmosphere. They did have seating on the outside patio as well as an air conditioned seating area inside. I had a turkey sandwich and my friend had a salad with walnuts, cranberries and plenty of greens.

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phoenix
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162 reviews 162 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Had an early lunch at the Clingman Cafe on a chilly sunday in March. Tasty food, a small seating area in a separate room from the ordering section ; cheerful interior filled with local art. Have a sandwich and a cup of coffee and hang out to relax.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I had lunch and the place is small, but quite charming. there are a few outdoor tables and there are craft decor for sale. Coffee, tea and paninis/sandwiches were good and fresh.

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Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I have gone to Clingman Cafe on a number of occasions when visiting Asheville. When I first visited Clingman Cafe the Arts District was in its infancy and the Clingman was really the only place in the local area to eat. However, as the Arts District has grown other eating establishments have moved in, but I still gravitate to the... More

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We were visiting the glassblowing studio and saw this little gem down the street. I had the biscuits and gravy and it was spot on. Hubby had two lattes. It's quaint, the folks are very friendly making service top notch. We're going back tomorrow morning before heading home.

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Duluth, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We had lunch here on a recent visit to Asheville and were very pleased with it. The sandwiches were very tasty and the prices were reasonable. It is small, but they do have some tables outside if the weather is nice AND they have parking, which is hard to find in the area. We will make this a regular stop... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Went for a walk in River Arts district and ended up having lunch here. Lovely butternut squash bisque for me and a very tasty Reuben for my husband. Nice fruit salad too.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Very casual with a great lil menu and a few outdoor seats. Had grilled tuna & peppers panini and they offer a variety of coffee/tea treats.

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