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Cafe Azalea

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1011 Tunnel Rd, Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28805-2059
828-299-3753
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations
Description: Cafe Azalea has been bringing casual farm-to-table dining to East...
Cafe Azalea has been bringing casual farm-to-table dining to East Asheville since 2007. We support local agriculture and sustainable husbandry and fisheries while providing our guests with innovative culinary creations, warm, gracious service and affordable wines, microbrews and cocktails in an intimate, inviting setting. Come try the fresh local difference.
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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
Feast for the eyes and the palate

So, if you blink, you will miss it! Azalea is tucked away on Tunnel Road far from the maddening crowd, but well worth the extra mile or so drive to dine here. The specials are inspired. Local trout with lump crab or duck or pork chops. It is all delish. Service personal, but not cloying... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2014
AshevilleDeb
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Asheville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Davidson, North Carolina
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This restaurant is now closed. Found a sign on the door when we got there. We hope Chef Kris opens another restaurant, this time in a better location.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

So, if you blink, you will miss it! Azalea is tucked away on Tunnel Road far from the maddening crowd, but well worth the extra mile or so drive to dine here. The specials are inspired. Local trout with lump crab or duck or pork chops. It is all delish. Service personal, but not cloying. This is a favorite spot... More 

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tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It may be in a strip mall out of the way, but don't be fooled. We were glad to get a table for a last minute meal and even happier at the incredible food and service. We had trout and duck, both well prepared and fresh. The wine list was small but varied, good and well-priced. Then we treated ourselves... More 

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Central Valley, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Unfortunately, we only found this little gem of a restaurant on our last night in Asheville NC. We stayed 4 nights so would have been there everyday, had ee known, it was that good!!! Nice, warm, inviting little place, with the sweetest most accomdating server. The chef loves what he does and that is evident in the cooking, preparation and... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I ate there last night with our Asheville cousin who had eaten there under the prior owner. She now recommended as she had heard great things about the "new" owner/chef. We were not disappointed. My husband ordered the trout special and Judy the salmon on the menu. I ordered pasta, something I rarely do, their Ragatoni Pasta.... More 

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Asheville
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We have been to Azalea three times and the food has been good-to-excellent each visit. The mushroom soup is exquisite. Unfortunately the management forgot to train the staff. The servers are slow and fail to work as a team when customers are marooned for extended periods. The sodas had a strong taste of soap. It's a shame to spoil a... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Just saying that is a fabulous neighborhood restaurant is not enough....The food and presentation are excellent...Service very attentive and proffessional...We have eaten at cafe Azalea several times and they never dissappoint us....They deserve an A+ for the plating and the pricing being so reasonable...We highly reccomend anything on the menu depending on your mood....Chef owned and operated is a plus... More 

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife and I have enjoyed several excellent meals over the past few months at Café Azelea in east Asheville. This is a peaceful little restaurant with charming décor and a wonderful selection of delicious, reasonably priced offerings on the menu. We especially likesthe apple and walnut salad and the mushroom soup. Service is good and food portions did not... More 

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Asheville, N.C.
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

In search of a tranquil environment coupled with excellent service and careful, inspired culinary you need look no further than Cafe Azalea. One of my biggest challenges in the downtown scene, other than the parking, is the noise level in many of the restaurants. Cafe Azalea, off the beaten path and totally worth beating a track to their door. My... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I had brunch with my mom Sunday and truely enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly wait staff. I had the mushroom omlette. It was the best looking and tasting plate of food I've had in quite a while. Usually you get slapped with a HUGE omlette with parsley sprinkled on top at other places. This was thoughtfully created with a normal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1011 Tunnel Rd, Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28805-2059
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-299-3753

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

Cafe Azalea has been bringing casual farm-to-table dining to East Asheville since 2007. We support local agriculture and sustainable husbandry and fisheries while providing our guests with innovative culinary creations, warm, gracious service and affordable wines, microbrews and cocktails in an intimate, inviting setting. Come try the fresh local difference.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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