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“Quaint place with good sandwiches and salads” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Clingman Cafe

Clingman Cafe
242 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
828-253-2177
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Ranked #117 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
nashville
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Quaint place with good sandwiches and salads”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Loved the atmosphere. They did have seating on the outside patio as well as an air conditioned seating area inside. I had a turkey sandwich and my friend had a salad with walnuts, cranberries and plenty of greens.

Visited June 2014
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phoenix
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219 reviews 219 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Nice pit stop when going through the river arts district”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Had an early lunch at the Clingman Cafe on a chilly sunday in March. Tasty food, a small seating area in a separate room from the ordering section ; cheerful interior filled with local art. Have a sandwich and a cup of coffee and hang out to relax.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Simply Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I had lunch and the place is small, but quite charming. there are a few outdoor tables and there are craft decor for sale. Coffee, tea and paninis/sandwiches were good and fresh.

Visited November 2013
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Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Good food, ambience and the Arts District”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I have gone to Clingman Cafe on a number of occasions when visiting Asheville. When I first visited Clingman Cafe the Arts District was in its infancy and the Clingman was really the only place in the local area to eat. However, as the Arts District has grown other eating establishments have moved in, but I still gravitate to the Clingman. The food is good and it's reasonably priced. However, the thing I like most about the Clingman is that it has that casual Asheville ambience that I enjoy so much. It's also a gathering place for local artists and those of us who enjoy visiting the studios and galleries. I would recommend the Clingman, but that recommendation is as much for the ambience as it is for the food. I think you'll enjoy both.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Found it by accident, glad we did!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We were visiting the glassblowing studio and saw this little gem down the street. I had the biscuits and gravy and it was spot on. Hubby had two lattes. It's quaint, the folks are very friendly making service top notch. We're going back tomorrow morning before heading home.

Visited December 2013
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