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Clingman Cafe

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Organic, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop
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242 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
828-253-2177
Today
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect location for a stroll around the art district

If you want a quick delicious lunch made with healthy food, this is the place to go. Right on the corner with free parking in the lot. And you can eat outside if you wish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Joseph M
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you want a quick delicious lunch made with healthy food, this is the place to go. Right on the corner with free parking in the lot. And you can eat outside if you wish.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

They have a version of a Cuban sandwich that was exceedingly tasty. Not a real Cuban like you get in Tampa but as good as you will get outside Florida

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30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We tried Clingman based on reviews. It was okay - an artsy cafe with an eclectic mix of art decorating the walls and available for purchase. We ordered two salads for $18. That's a bit much for salads even though they were good. I'm not sure I'd dine here again, not if there's a Panera or another local place nearby.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great selection of sandwiches and soups with side items. Salads are outstanding and very fresh. Good location in the River Art District.

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Asheville, NC
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264 reviews 264 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Clingman Café in the RAD is popular and usually a good choice for sandwiches, coffee and such, but this time we were disappointed. We ordered the muffuletta and the rueben, both prepared panini style, and both were average at best. The muffuletta was particularly bad. I doubt anyone at the café has ever been to New Orleans or has enjoyed... More 

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judyb_ATL
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85 reviews 85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is an easy stop in, get fed, feel good about it type of place. Normally I steer away from gluten (not allergic, just noticed a difference in my system when I take a break from it). However, the bagels are totally worth it. Yummy goodness in their sandwiches, coffee is good - not overly strong. Great location and people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Definitely a popular place - it was a little tricky finding room for lunch on a Friday, but there still wasn't a long wait to order or for the food to be prepared. Really tasty sandwiches! Another place I would come back to if I lived in Asheville.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I often surprise myself when I happen to be passing by this little gem tucked away in the River Arts District of Asheville, and stop in for either a cup of some of the best coffee in Asheville or a delicious, hand made "from the board" sandwich. Clingman has the best foam if you are a fan of fancy coffee... More 

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Tilghman, Maryland
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181 reviews 181 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Located in the River Arts area, we found this to be the best coffee we had in Asheville. We did not have food, but they have breakfast and lunch along with specialty coffee drinks.

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Dublin, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Dropped in not expecting to eat a meal, but instead solely because we were exploring the RAD and were entranced by the atmosphere. The prices seemed a bit high for the quality of the items, but the chocolate chip cookie my sister nibbled on was stupendous.

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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 Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-253-2177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Organic, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop
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 - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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