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City Bakery Cafe

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Downtown Asheville
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60 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-4426
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Panera-like

It was okay. Fresh bread but atmosphere is panera-like and food is unimaginative. Our salmon bagels were okay, but not as divine as the salmon bagel at Todd's Tasties.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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  • Lunch
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English first
NC
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was okay. Fresh bread but atmosphere is panera-like and food is unimaginative. Our salmon bagels were okay, but not as divine as the salmon bagel at Todd's Tasties.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Asheville loves local! This spot has some excellent coffee choices and they know what they're doing. But it's the baked goods and food that bring me back over and over. The morning biscuits (scallion and cheese) are beyond good. The bagels are house-made (!). The soup is delicious. The three-cheese grilled sandwich might make you cry. Free wifi with an... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The first day in Asheville I stopped in and enjoyed a chocolate croissant that was among the best I have ever eaten so decided to take two home with me and after returning home opened the pastry box to find two very over cooked and crunchy topped chocolate croissants. Of course being 3 hours away I could not go back.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had breakfast sandwiches, which everyone enjoyed. Ingredients were fresh, and the staff were very friendly. Delicious!

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Avery County NC
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It was a chilly Saturday Morning when Wes, our tour guide, took us to this small place. It all the places in downtown Asheville it is hard to figure out where to go for a snack. This place is it, hands down. The best eclair I have ever had. Eclairs are my lifetime favorite and I am old. The pastries... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The lattes were so good, we visited two days in a row. We also had breakfast sandwiches the second day on their house made bread- very good, and perfect fuel for a day of travel. Will go back for a coffee when we return to Asheville!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Coffee is much better that Starbucks but no WIFI available at the Charlotte Street Bakery. Disappointing. The baked goods are yummy good

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Brian D, Manager at City Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your feedback! Unfortunately, we are not currently offering WiFI at our Charlotte St. location at this point of time, but we may consider it in the future. However, you can visit our other two locations, Biltmore or Waynesville, as they both have WiFI available. Thanks! The City Bakery Team More 

Gatlinburg
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were pleased to find this restaurant as we were driving around Asheville. Finding it to be a nice looking place with people in line to order, we stopped. The atmosphere was warm and inviting as well as comfortable. Ordering by looking into the glass case, we ordered a scone and brownie. The brownie was dry and nothing to brag... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Love the homemade bagels, pastries, breakfast sandwiches and coffee. Always go for breakfast when we are in Asheville.

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Marietta, Georgia, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The sticky bun fed 3 of us to go with wonderful coffee. The hardest thing is making a choice of mouth watering pastries and meals. Delish!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 60 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-4426

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
  • Cuisine: Bakery
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?