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“Maybe...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Karen Donatelli Cake Designs

Karen Donatelli Cake Designs
57 Haywood St., Asheville, NC
828.225.5751
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Ranked #7 of 630 Restaurants in Asheville
Price range: $8 - $10
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Dessert
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Dining options: Dessert
Asheville NC
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Maybe...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

...the best bakery in a city of excellent bakeries. I'm reluctant to giveit the fifth star after only one visit, but it probably deserves it. The quality of three differnt pastries tasted, the prresentation and the background and experience of the couple that own it are exemplary. It could be one of the finest bakeries I've ever visited, and that's a bunch all around the world..

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Asheville, NC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Elegant pastries and desserts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

I've been 5 times to this upscale European style pastry shop in downtown Asheville since it opened March 17. The owner/chefs are classically trained (The Breakers, Palm Beach and American Culinary Institute) and their elegant pastries and desserts are perfect. I've enjoyed various treats from croissants and warm brioche filled with orange marmalade to cookies and cakes. Soon Karen will be serving tea from 2:00 to 4:00 including savory items and she will be offering a fresh cafe lunch. What an asset to Asheville!

  • Visited April 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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Morrisville, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Desserts and Coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Their deserts are worth dying for. We had a chocolate mousse cake and Tiramisu. This is also a good place to sit and eat, nice environment.

Visited April 2012
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