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City Bakery Cafe

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Downtown Asheville
Sandwiches, Bakeries
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60 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-4426
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Today
8:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Tea

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  • 71
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 7
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Morning

The coffee was hot and good. The staff less so... City Bakery Cafe was the first place I visited in Asheville and I chose not to come back even though I had ample opportunity. The coffee and pastries were fine, the staff left me cold. They reminded me of the mean girls in high school.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
ANITA W
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GAITHERSBURG
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GAITHERSBURG
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The coffee was hot and good. The staff less so... City Bakery Cafe was the first place I visited in Asheville and I chose not to come back even though I had ample opportunity. The coffee and pastries were fine, the staff left me cold. They reminded me of the mean girls in high school.

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Indianapolis
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130 reviews 130 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I will preface my review in saying that it was very late morning on a holiday, so maybe that will explain why City Bakery was out of eggs, but the rewarmed piece of quiche was a far cry from the yummy-sounding egg sandwich I tried to order. We waited about 15 minutes for our food (but thankfully had picked up... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback! We are very sorry to hear that we did not have the menu item you desired available at the time of your visit. As unfortunate as that is, there may have been a misunderstanding. We were able to determine that the first order of that day with both a quiche and a granola bar on... More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had breakfast here twice during our stay, both times the food was excellent - but one day it was a nice, quiet, peaceful morning, and the next was a busy day with a lot of chattering customers (not bad, just so different.) Oddly, the busy day had faster service. You order and pay, then someone brings out your sandwich.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Before headed to conference each morning this was a perfect stop for a Latte and a delicious Scallion Biscuit....

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great staff, excellent House made muffin egg sandwich came out quickly, coffee great, sat outside and enjoyed the view !

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stayed at Aloft and City Bakery across street. Visited based on Trip Advisors. Good Egg,Sausage Biscuit. Great chocolate Croissant. Vanilla Latte great. Honeybun had Mocha latte Bad😢. But Bagel with cream cheese delicious.

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

Thanks for the review! We apologize that you were unhappy with the sticky bun and mocha latte, however, we hope that you will give us a second try on your next visit! Thanks, The City Bakery Team More 

Olive Branch, Mississippi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Bakery is a great place to enjoy a tasty sandwich and coffee. I really liked the AvoMelt. Delicious bread. The bakery also has several choice desserts.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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70 reviews 70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I met up with a friend to have a farewell breakfast before I drove back to Nashville. This quaint little place rocked my face! We shared an apricot scone and agreed that we would have gorged on 10 more of them. I've never had a scone as light, fluffy and flavorful as this in the United States. We both ordered... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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281 reviews 281 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I had lunch up the street at an over rated taco shop and decided to grab a few pastries to tide any hunger pains over during my 3 hour ride back home to Lexington. And I also needed to grab a few treats for the wife.. It was going on 4pm so that might be the reason that there was... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback! Since we make everything fresh daily, our items are first-come, first-serve. We are glad that you enjoyed your desserts and pastries, and hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, The City Bakery Team More 

Rockville, MD
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125 reviews 125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Our hotel was across the street from the City Bakery Cafe so we decided to try it for breakfast. We encountered a line snaking out the door so I assume it is a popular place with locals. There is a wide variety of breads and bake goods. Also, a decent selection of sandwiches and breakfast plates there are pretty good.... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback! Since we make everything fresh daily, our items are first-come, first-serve. We are glad that you enjoyed your desserts and pastries, and hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, The City Bakery Team More 

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