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Clingman Cafe

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

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    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
Great Food, Cool Location

If you are visiting the River Arts District and want to get some really good food with a cool atmosphere, this would be a good place to go. My wife had the portobello sandwich and I had the "Thunderbird", which was fantastic. Very artsy area where you can sit outside and listen to music or inside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
stephenmjacobs
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Marietta, Georgia
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Marietta, Georgia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting the River Arts District and want to get some really good food with a cool atmosphere, this would be a good place to go. My wife had the portobello sandwich and I had the "Thunderbird", which was fantastic. Very artsy area where you can sit outside and listen to music or inside and stare at the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If someone serves iced coffee, I'm in. Clingman Cafe does that and more! Great salads, fresh local ingredients, good sandwich, and a nice patio if weather permits. Last time we were there, a jazz guitarist held court on a Sunday morning, while I got hopped up on iced joe, and my partner enjoyed her greens.

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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you are in the River Arts District consider this place to eat rather than a crowded BBQ place. The food is delicious and is served rather quick. Great sandwiches in a relaxed setting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Take if from a local... This is a great spot for breakfast. The biscuit and gravy is amazing. I've never had anything that wasn't good.

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Homedale, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had a delicious Gazpacho Soup and Ham sandwich made to order on excellent bread. This Cafe is both for eating in and take out. Because I was taking a class I had take out. Either way you order at the counter. This is a good place to stop for breakfast on your way to view the Art in the River... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I were visiting the Jonas Gerard gallery next door and decided to try the Clingman Cafe for brunch. I had an iced latte, bacon, egg and cheese panini. My wife had an omelet, which came with home fries and a cup of fresh fruit. We enjoyed eating outside and there was an excellent guitarist offering entertainment. Was... More 

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Asheville, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Given the superb food scene in Asheville, Clingman Cafe is, frankly, nothing special. You order at the counter and the food is brought to your table. The salads we had for lunch were good, with fresh ingredients and a very tasty dressing, but they were somewhat skimpy and just a little above average for the price. The establishment is small... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Visting the arts district and it started to rain. Popped in for a quick lunch to wait out the storm. Menu was varied with interesting twists on traditional sandwiches.

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Tiffin, Ohio
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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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, Cafe
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?