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Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe

57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-225-5751
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (23 reviews)
“eclairs” (13 reviews)
“cakes” (35 reviews)
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57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed April 20, 2017

We only had coffee and cookies but they were both very good. Old time decor was cool and the staff very friendly.More

Thank Dubert
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2017

Hello Dubert, Thank you for your recent visit and taking the time to write a review on trip advisor. I am happy that you enjoyed your coffee beverages and cookies here at the cafe. We have a welcoming team and they appreciate your review as...More

Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Great coffee. Tea took my wife to her "happy place." Pastries were KILLER! Went back for seconds. Kids loved it!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank kelly k
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Hello, and thank you so much for your awesome review! I am thrilled that you stopped by, and even more so that you took the time to write a review! I appreciate you and look forward to your return! Sincerely, Chef Karen Donatelli

Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

The chocolate orange bomb, chocolate macaroon and the orange brioche are to die for! The atmosphere is elegant but unassuming. Real dishes and a place I could unwind in. The quiche and ham croissant were good but not as fantastic as the sweets. The staff...More

Thank Nancy B
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2017

Thank you Nancy for stopping in to my bakery & cafe! We sincerely appreciate your review and look forward to your return again soon. We make a variety of quiche as well as savory croissants that are sure to please your palate next time! Thank...More

Reviewed March 17, 2017

This is a cute little bakery and coffee shop. All I got was a chocolate chip cookie and it was excellent. If the rest of their baked goods are like the cookies, then they should be very good.

1  Thank 3RedDoxies
Reviewed February 26, 2017

I've enjoyed some very nice pastries over the years, including some great French pastries in my home town of Charlotte, NC. But when visiting Asheville a few days ago, my wife and I came across this amazing place! The atmosphere is very tasteful and comfortable....More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed February 22, 2017

A friend and I arrived at this Asheville bakery around 8pm. The selection was limited because this is such a popular place, and it was late in the day. We had a piece of carrot cake and a chocolate tart. Both were very, very tasty...More

1  Thank chrisstian2015
Reviewed January 25, 2017

There are so many things I love about Asheville. Great hippy food and hippy bakeries are on the list for sure but so is Donatelli's with it's truly delightful and exquisite pastries. My number one place for a sweet treat.

1  Thank eleanorj913
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Hands down, the best cake in Asheville. Karen completed the cake for our wedding which was supposed to be just for us but, was so delicious we couldn't help but share. Her buttercream icing is probably the best I have ever had. If I have...More

1  Thank CredandButter
Reviewed December 17, 2016

The bakery items are so fresh and delicious! Everything is prepared with extraordinary care...the best croissants, espresso, pasta salad, fruit salad, eclairs!

Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed December 8, 2016

Had a delicious chocolate eclair! Everything in this place is top notch! These people don't mess around!

1  Thank michaelangell24
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David B
November 7, 2015|
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Response from 92ncca | Reviewed this property |
I, too, have not heard about jazz at Donatelli's. There is summer Downtown After 5 on a nearby street. And other things like the Drum Circle. They are Asheville events -search on google- not Donatelli things.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $10
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-225-5751
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