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“A Great Little Coffee Shop” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Clingman Cafe

Clingman Cafe
242 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
828-253-2177
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Ranked #119 of 565 Restaurants in Asheville
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Organic, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“A Great Little Coffee Shop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The coffee was very good. My wife and I had granola and we both thought it was excellent. My son had a bagel, egg and sausage sandwich that looked delicious and he said it was great.

It's a nice shady spot during the day with a pleasant patio covered by market umbrellas. The interior is quite nice with some great local artwork adorning the walls. The bathrooms were nice and spotless.

This is a great spot for breakfast outdoors on a pleasant morning or indoors when the weather less cooperative. My son lives nearby and visits often. We'll go back next visit, too.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Cary, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“What a JEWEL!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I stumbled across the Clingman Cafe while I was perusing the galleries on Clingman avenue. WHAT A AWESOME FIND! Fresh food. Nice outdoor and indoor seating. Bagel and Lox was amazing and the Turkey breakfast wrap with cranberry was YUMMY!!!

Visited August 2012
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Asheville, NC
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257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
“One of our favorite lunch spots”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We've got a lot of eating options in Asheville, but this one is on our short list for regular visits. The restaurant is located at a busy intersection in the heart of the River Arts District, just west of downtown. People come here for meals and for mid-morning coffee and treats. The food is mostly deli sandwiches (hot and cold) although they have several more options for breakfast which is served until 11:30 a.m. The coffee is excellent. You place your order at the counter, find a table (inside or outside), gather up your silverware, and wait for a server to bring the food to your table. The wall of the small dining room doubles as an exhibit area for the River District artists. The displays rotate pretty often and everything is for sale. Wi-fi is free. Clingman's has a fairly small parking lot (six or eight cars), and because of the growing popularity of the nearby art studios, on street parking can be a little tight, especially at the peak of the lunch hour. It's a good idea to arrive a little early (11:30 a.m.) or a little late (after 1:00 p.m.) to make sure you can get a parking space and a table.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food in the arts district!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I am taking a sculpture class at Odyssey Center for the Arts and they have an arrangement with Clingman Cafe to provide box lunches for anyone in the class who would like it. I have tried 3 different lunch items and all have been very good. I've stopped for coffee a couple of mornings, too, and it is really a lively and happening sort of small cafe. And so so convenient to Odyssey!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good Stop for Coffee Breakfast in River Arts District”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Coffee and food were good. Friendly. Interesting art on display.

Visited December 2011
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