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“Fresh and just enough to satisfy the hunger” 5 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 644 Restaurants in Asheville
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café, Organic
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fresh and just enough to satisfy the hunger”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Traveling through the USA, one wonders whether travellers are afraid that the next meal may be their last. Most restaurants heap mounds of salted, greasy appetizers before the gargantuan entrees, enough for a bear. Thankfully we were unwinding in this very interesting section of town where the clock stops and people have time to enjoy. The cafe offered two distinctively tasting soups as the daily special. Excellent by anyones tastes. The sandwhiches as well were freshly prepared with the perfect blend of textue and tastes. Make this one a mandatory stop.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“ArtfulCafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

While cruising the River Arts District we stopped here for lunch. Great salads, sandwiches and homemade soups. A bit crowded over lunchtime. Nice brunch menu. Lots of locals hangout here with the artists eating and exhibiting on the walls. Note: parking lot next door. Patio in warm weather. Also WiFi. Come and hang...

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Coffee shop with more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Their salads are very good. It's crowded but that sort of speaks to its popularity. Great for a small number of people but I wouldn't go with more than 3 in a group.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A place to meet hangout and eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Situated in the River Arts district this cafe has all the essential elements of a great coffee shop with a great selection of eats. No hassle friendly staff who appreciate their customers my favourite hangout and writing spot

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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“Great lunch place in The River Arts District”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Their food is local, organic, as available. For my sandwich, the bread was heavenly and the cheese fresh. Can't wait to go back! Loved the ambience of the art displays in the dining area.

Visited November 2012
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