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“Yummy Comfort” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Panacea Coffeehouse Cafe & Roastery

Panacea Coffeehouse Cafe & Roastery
66 Commerce St., Waynesville, NC 28786
828-452-6200
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Ranked #14 of 97 Restaurants in Waynesville
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Eclectic, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Yummy Comfort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Visiting adorable Waynesville over the holidays, we were invited to Panacea for lunch. It resembles a NY city loft, open, wood, with the aroma of coffee. They grind their own and sell it. The lunch menu is varied and innovative. I had the vegetable cheese soup which was perfect for a chilly day. The half sandwich was on a fresh slice of farmhouse bread, chicken breast, aoili, lettuce, and fruit. The coffee drinks looked amazing. But, after drinking my entire mango tea, didn't have room. Wish I could have tried one. Their coffee drinks are served in big mugs, almost like soup mugs. Everyone was raving about their different mochas. Prices are a bit higher but worth it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Pricey for amount of food served”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Just spent lunch at Panacea and was very disappointed! My husband ordered the Devilicious Panini and it arrived with about two slices of turkey total (see picture). This sandwich is $9.55. The price is totally unjustified for the amount of meat on the sandwich! They serve their sandwiches with pretzels and fruit. The apple slices still had seeds. They didn't bother coring the apple first. The grapes had seeds as well. The pretzels were boring!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Asheville, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Love This Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

What an awesome place. It was wonderful to see that they have keep the building that way it was instead of trying to modernizing it!!! Great Job!!! You have to try the Hen House or the Devilious (turkey and brie....Yum). Both indoor and outdoor dining....love sitting by the creek it was very peaceful. The smell of coffee when you walk in is great even when they are not roasting. We haven't been disappointed yet, this is a must try.

Visited October 2012
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greensboro, nc
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91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“trendy coffee house with good lunch food and primo hot chocolate!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

A must stop for visiters. Internet hot spot makes it even better. Wife and I had lun ch here in between cups of hot chocolate and liked it too!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Cool place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Everything about Panacea is unique! This is a not to miss place. The food and atmosphere are great! Don't miss the coffee either. They roast it there in the front and the smell is awesome!

Visited October 2012
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