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Laughing Seed Cafe

40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801-2710
828-252-3445
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Ranked #34 of 602 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was my first experience eating in Asheville, and it was wonderful! Staff friendly and professional, the ambience was peaceful, the food really good! Had a "nut" burger, and it was yummy!

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Danbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Eclectic, hip spot with great tasting, innovative food. I had yet to try a veggie burger I liked and their's was the first. The hemp nut burger was delicious; chickpea soup very good also. Friendly staff and great service.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We are not vegetarians but the food there was so good we could easily eat there regularly! Good atmosphere and service.

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Atlanta
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on our last day in Asheville and had a fabulous meal, starting with the artichoke dip with pitas and the pakoras. Yum! My teenage daughter had a strawberry banana smoothie and the Harmony Bowl. My other teenage daughter also had the Harmony Bowl. I had the Taco Tico salad with blue corn ships, and my... More

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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Warm ambience...popular spot! Loved the Artichoke Dip with Pitas that were warm and soft. Really flavorful food. Also have a bar and outside seating. Will return on our next visit to Asheville!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Had the tempeh reuben - would seriously eat it everyday! Subbed the fries and fried jalapeños for the tortilla chips - great decision. Large portions and reasonable prices plus very friendly server & good beer :)

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Connecticut
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257 reviews 257 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had a very nice lunch in this retro-60's feeling restaurant. The staff was friendly and efficient and the prices were fair. Some of their takes on traditional foods were quite interesting and very flavorful. They label foods as vegan, lactose free and gluten free which is quite helpful....but be very careful to ask detailed questions if you need to... More

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St. Louis
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My family has eaten here in the past and we couldn't wait to eat here again while in Asheville. The vibe was just different from the last time though. We were seated and waited a long time on a week night for the server to appear. She finally came and we ended up giving her our drinks and dinner order... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Mediocre food..but the service was just awful..we were done and waited almost 30 minutes waiting for our waitress to come back...even after we asked the hostess to find her. Line of people waiting for a table and we couldn't give them ours because we couldn't get the heck. Food was very average so bad service just killed the experience

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I wanted to try something different so I came across the cafe. Was worth the long walk, had the Tico Burrito.. it was very delish, and so was the side salad. The staff was courteous and the food came out within 15 minutes. That was worth the $15.

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