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Panacea Coffeehouse Cafe & Roastery

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66 Commerce St, Waynesville, NC 28786-5738
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Making our usual stop at Frog Level Brewery in Waynesville, NC. Haywood Smokehouse is also our usual first stop. Needed someplace near the brewery. Panacea filled the bill. Nice layout and interior. Friendly, efficient staff. Food is good, and maybe not great. A good selection of sandwiches and salads. Closeness to Frog Level is a plus. They share the same... More 

Thank monteray98
Hilton Head Island
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Left the I40 to come and worth the trip. Tired of traveling and want a break this is your place. This is our second time here in 3 years and still amazing as before. Also the staff is just the best.

Thank Todd W
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy coming to Panecea on our frequent trips to Waynesville. The coffee is great and the breakfast menu changes and improves each tme we visit.

Thank Mosesddog
Mobile, Alabama
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Not only is the coffee perfect, but I highly recommend the rosemary tomato bacon quiche. Staff is friendly and courteous. Atmosphere is so relaxing and comfortable. Excellent way to start the day!

Thank Amanda I
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times, the coffee is great, the food is okay, but the service... EVERY TIME is terrible. Everyone I've ever dealt with in here is a master at making you feel like you're just wasting their time. I've even tried being overly nice, thinking maybe a lot of jerks come through here, and it doesn't work. As... More 

Thank Rajeblot
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116 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

We visited twice in our week long stay in the area. At our lunch visit three of us ordered different items from the menu; a panini, wrap and bagel an lox. It was filling, delicious and we were able to enjoy our meal in a relaxing atmosphere with no rushing. FYI - There is a sign on a side wall... More 

Thank FLgirl74
winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

I love all things coffee and my wife and I visit coffee roasters whenever we travel. Panacea is a cool little coffee shoppe and roastery in Waynesville NC. It was too hot to have their coffee but they roast onsite and the place smelled great. We did have a mango tea on the back deck and that was very nice.... More 

Thank fantifan
Sarasota, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Discovered the Panacea Coffeehouse on Sunday for brunch and have been back twice. Great ambiance, wonderful coffee and delicious food. Love that there are no paper menus - just blackboard menus - and very few 'disposable' dishes. Very green friendly. Wonderful atmosphere for a quick bite or leisurely meal. Comfortable seating for those who want to curl up with a... More 

Thank Sally K
Delray Beach, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Fresh food, good coffee, great deck out back... A favorite. Had a great salad this time with cranberries and coconut... Also a few sandwiches at our table and raves about their soup of the day!

Thank DelrayMom
Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

My family and I travel to Waynesville every year for vacation, and Panacea is always a place we find ourselves returning to. It has a relaxed vibe, where you don't feel rushed. There's plenty of seating inside as well as an outside area which over looks a rushing river. The food is above average for a typical coffeehouse; they have... More 

Thank mcz914

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $12
American, Cafe, International, Healthy
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Commerce St, Waynesville, NC 28786-5738
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Waynesville
  • Phone Number: 828-452-6200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?