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“Great lunch place” 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 #9 of 106 Restaurants in Waynesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Cafe, International, Healthy
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Good for: Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Waynesville, North Carolina
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great lunch place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great sandwiches and wraps and tea and coffee and ambiance - especially like being out on the back deck on the creek in good weather. Then I can walk a block down to the art and pottery shop for a nice visit and a great afternoon getaway.

Visited November 2012
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Coffee/No service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I don't 'like places where you have to work so hard to get some coffee and a pastry. The atmosphere is cute, a step back to coffee house days but the service is not great.. the coffee is good, the salads and sandwiches are pretentious and average.

Visited October 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“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
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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