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Clingman Cafe

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242 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
18282532177
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch, Pastries and more

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch with friends

It was terrific ! Soup and sandwiches... super fresh and beautiful! Nice flavors and combinations of ingredients. In the river district, a don't miss.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
cjb9x
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was terrific ! Soup and sandwiches... super fresh and beautiful! Nice flavors and combinations of ingredients. In the river district, a don't miss.

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Thank cjb9x
Archdale, North Carolina
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We stopped at the River Art District off the Trolley Tour and saw Clingman Cafe. The selection includes unusual fare but you can find familiar food also. Very good! My daughter had the thunderbird sandwich which came with special chips and I had the chef salad. Very fresh.

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Thank famw2girls
Bangor, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Ashville has so many wonderful vegetarian restaurants. I was visiting recently and couldn't wait to have a vegetarian rueben. Tried several in the area, all were good but Clingman's was the best tasting. It is located in the River Arts district

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Thank sueestes
Sanford, Maine
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice stop for some food while wandering around the arts district. They had some nice sandwiches and other things, including my wife's fig and Brie sandwich, and my hummus bagel (awesome). Service was a little off (they initially forgot my wife's latte), but made up for it. It's centrally located in the RAD, and has nice indoor... More 

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Thank Matthew M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We met our daughter here for a quick breakfast before she went to work and we began exploring the galleries. The coffee was good and the bagel sandwiches were tasty and filling. Highly recommended.

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Thank Virginia20171
Greenville, South Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

So this is a cute little cafe that has amazing coffee (Dynamite Roasting Co) and delish wraps and sandwiches. Outside seating right in the river arts district and across the street from the trolley stop.

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Thank Cynde R
Jackson TN
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Good food. Nice environment. Great sweet tea! They have cozy outside seating that makes you forget you are on a busy street.

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Thank TripMember01152016
Lewisburg, West Virginia, United States
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This place is really good for breakfast and a quick cup of coffee . Breakfast sandwiches are great and the fresh made muffins are wonderful . And they have a lovely place to seat outside . Fun and very clean place.

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Sarasota, Florida
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107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Without exaggeration, this may have been one of the worst tuna sandwiches I have ever eaten. It was probably the lowest grade of dark meat tuna available commercialy.

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Thank joelajoela
Asheville, North Carolina
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Also in the RAD, this small shop serves up fresh, handmade soups and sandwiches. Vegan options available and they have a cute little courtyard for outdoor seating. Great place for a quick lunch before hitting the studios! Right next to the original Jonas Gerard Studio which is a must-see.

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Thank Lauren V

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 242 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 18282532177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch, Pastries and more
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?