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Clingman Cafe

242 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
828-253-2177
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Ranked #83 of 603 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café, Organic
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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phoenix
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131 reviews 131 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Garner, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

In our first visit to the River Arts District, we had brunch at the Clingman Cafe. The food and coffee were delicious, and we enjoyed viewing the paintings and pottery by local artists. They feature different artwork every month or so. It is small place, but on a nice day, there is plenty of room to sit outside. After our... More

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Weaverville, North Carolina, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the best coffee spot to launch from to explore the galleries in RAD. I bought a gorgeous handmade coffee mug and met the artist by chance, 5 minutes later, when I came up to the counter for my refill!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Lovely, lively busy cafe in the River Arts section of town which is a couple of miles from downtown. We spent the whole day going in and out of the galleries which was a delight. The cafe was our lunch stop. You line up to order but the cashiers/order takers are fast. They give you a little sign with your... More

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