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Karen Donatelli Cake Designs

57 Haywood St., Asheville, NC
828.225.5751
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Ranked #10 of 633 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $10
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Dessert
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Dining options: Dessert

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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We were walking down the street after dinner and found this place by accident. We were shocked by the number of desserts they had available. They were all beautiful & enticing so we were excited to see that they had mini versions of most items -so we tried 4 different desserts... ALL were soo delicious, obviously made by someone who... More

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Columbia, SC
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29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If I were a Jelly Fish I could live at Donatelli's and never feel bloated from eating too much. As a human, it is a more complicated issue. There are so many good things to choose from. I want them all... but alas, I am not a Jelly Fish.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Went in to grab pastry. Good. Beautiful display of chocolates and pastries. Kitchen looked so clean. Pretty place.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is our favorite bakery in Asheville for pastries (yes there are other really good options) - it is a great experience going in - you can see the craftspeople doing their thing in the kitchen and see the wonderful creations in the display counters. Order a pastry and a Cappuccino (actually very good also) sit by the window and... More

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Hong Kong, China
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120 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It was April, it wasn't supposed to be snowing in Ashville but the icy wind drove us to this cake store. In the centre of lovely Ashville this was just delight. From being able to see the fresh pastries being made, to the wonderful selection of cakes and tarts and then of course the very helpful assistants who made the... More

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Asheville, NC
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88 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

This charming little bakery is perfectly located and is a great stop for a sweet indulgence. Pastries are superb both in appearance and taste. We had a dark chocolate/orange mousse that was exceptional, a mint chocolate that was delicate and delicious, and a key lime tart that was just right. Also enjoyed some wonderful herb tea. Very friendly and attentive... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I walked into Donatelli bakery Dec 23rd, and saw the blackboard saying, "Fresh panettone!" and was so excited because I thought I had missed out on good panettone. I approached it cautiously though, because so often the panettone in various stores has been made months in advance and is not good. Or, in the case of a major store/catalog chain,... More

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Moore, South Carolina
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We arrived with MissPrince (reviewer of this place as well) on a cold, blustery, winter day. We had already walked for about 30 minutes looking for a nice coffee shop/bakery. As MissPrince stated, the cases were bare and not labeled at all. Everything looked amazing but it was hard to tell exactly what it was. I had a piece of... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

I was very displeased in the overall experience. The café is nice enough, but the customer service was terrible. The food cases were less than half-full and nothing was labeled. We had to ask what every single thing was. Next, on the menu, "Quiche Of The Day" was listed with "$2.00" right beside it, and that's what I ordered. When... More

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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

They have beautiful wedding cakes on display and their kitchen is immaculate! We had the Nutella hazelnut filled croissant, vegetables quiche, and cinnamon plum hot tea. The croissant was fabulously flaky on the outside and soft inside. The quiche was just right--not too much cheese/egg.

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