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Clingman Cafe - CLOSED

242 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3294
+1 828-253-2177
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwiches” (18 reviews)
“greens” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
242 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3294
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Reviewed May 27, 2016

We stopped in for lunch while walking around the RAD. After receiving our food, my husband wanted to keep the menu to look over what else he may want order. He was told, "we have a ton of people waiting" and with that, snapped up...More

Thank AnDnN
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Go here for excellent coffee in calm setting away from packed 'downtown' Asheville. In River Arts district, next to cool glass studios, etc. good breakfasts, muffins. Buy a coffee mug or jewelry to support local artists!

Thank JaneONewman
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Clingman Cafe has counter peeps that seem a bit indifferent about their customers and the food is just not worth the bother - coffee tastes like cheap brand and the sandwich appeared to be literally thrown together. They have been there for a long time...More

2  Thank TrishAnnWard
Reviewed April 18, 2016

This place has been here since RAD started. Now unfortunately they don't carry local coffee, they sell a standard national brand "Counter Culture Coffee". They also used to have Wedge Beer on tap, again local, again gone. In a town that is famous for local...More

1  Thank 526mike
Reviewed April 3, 2016

My wife and I stopped here for lunch during a brief visit to the RAD. The place is small and the ambiance unremarkable. A few pieces of art hang on the walls. The menu is limited primarily to sandwiches and salads. There is a case...More

1  Thank DPLowcountry
Reviewed March 14, 2016

We visited this little cafe after walking the Arts district. We were pleased with what we ordered ...... we got sandwiches and tea. Prices are reasonable. Good selection.

Thank Ragerdy
Reviewed March 9, 2016

We come here for lunch for every special occasion and it is always excellent. They have the MOST delicious bagel sandwiches and I love their sweet tea. Service is always friendly and fairly fast.

Thank Nora C
Reviewed March 9, 2016

Small place with good breakfast sandwiches. Menu not extensive. The food is ok. The staff was friendly and the food came out quickly. We were hungry when we stopped and not knowing what we would find open on Sunday we stopped here as we drove...More

Thank terri h
Reviewed February 22, 2016

I am a local and eat here frequently. On my most recent visit I had an amazing fig and brie sandwich. They have recently remodeled and expanded their menu. It is a great place to come with an animal in warm weather since there is...More

Thank SophiesMom55
Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

I had a tuna salad and it was wonderful, very fresh! My husband had a sandwich that had turkey and fresh mozzarella and he thought it was great. All for around $20! I definitely will be back

Thank Jacqueline R
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$5 - $10
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 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
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3294
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-253-2177
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