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City Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Asheville
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60 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-252-4426
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was great, service good, and the place is roomy. We each had something different and we all enjoyed our meals.

Thank David A
Asheville, North Carolina
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459 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

More often than not, we just get takeout breads at City Bakery, though we sometimes stop for bite inside the Biltmore Avenue location. (City Bakery also sells some of its breads and rolls at area supermarkets.) We especially like the French bread, which is fairly heavy and hearty, not like the New Orleans or Paris light, crusty kind. The hamburger... More 

Thank LanSluderBelize
Charleston, South Carolina
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for a light breakfast. But saw the cheese chive bisquit sandwich. Rich, cheesy delicious . Couldn't finish. I loved every taste but I was peacefully lethargic for hours afterwards. Didnt need dinner! Great atmosphere, bakery items appeared to be well liked by all.

Thank thwright
Greensboro, North Carolina
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is quite delicious and the restaurant itself is cute, but this review is more about using City Bakery as a venue. My now-husband and I rented this venue for our rehearsal dinner, and they were extremely professional and excellent to use! We can't recommend them enough, Danielle answered all of our questions and the rehearsal dinner went... More 

Thank Mary M
Grayslake, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here for lunch while shopping in downtown Asheville, The sandwiches were delicious and very generous.

Thank sandic62
Morristown, New Jersey
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Judging by the number of trucks in the lot with local trade names this is a well liked place for a coffee and baked good. Standing is small line is another indication that what is coming out of the kitchen is worth waiting for. For us a coffee and scones filled the bill. The dark roast was strong and the... More 

Thank robert h
Atlanta, Georgia
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are very few breakfast places with outside seating in downtown. This place is not anything special but was close to our hotel. Their breakfast menu is limited, service is so-so, and food is decent. More of a bread and pastry place than breakfast place. They only serve scrambled eggs. On the plus side, the espresso is pretty good.

Thank SJRAtlanta_Georgia
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered a Cuban sandwich, and waited about half an hour for it. When I asked why it was taking so long, I was scolded and told that I should have ordered something else if I was in a hurry. When the sandwich finally arrived, it was slathered with so much mustard that I could not eat it.

1 Thank Steveinchaingmai
CityBakery, Manager at City Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We apologize for your experience and are always looking for ways to enhance our efficiency and customer service, and will relay your feedback to our team for improvements. We hope you will give us another try! Sincerely, Nicole Community Manger More 

Asheville, NC
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch there. Ordered 2 salads, asked if a roll came with my salad, and was told no, so I ordered a roll. It came with a roll! I asked for butter or jam for the roll, and was told that they charge for that! Cheep! I may not go back.

Thank basic792
CityBakery, Public Relations Manager at City Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize that one of our staff members mislead you on the rolls. Sounds like they are a new employee still in the learning process. We haves since addressed this issue with all of our employees. In regards to the cost of the butter or jam: many of our patrons do not request condiments when... More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In town for business and was looking for a good bakery for breakfast. Had a wonderful cinnamon roll and a late'. Very well done and priced right.

Thank pvflier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-4426
An Asheville staple for more than 10 years, City Bakery serves some of the best sandwiches, salads, and soups in town. Artisan Breads, scratch-made pastries, cakes and desserts as well as great breakfast selections are available 7 days a week.

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