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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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10:00 am - 7:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
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Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Whenever friends or relatives pop in to visit us here in Asheville, we always bring them to Karen Donatelli's. Simply the best ...... better than all the rest! That's not only the best food, but the family and staff are the best as well! Love...More

1  Thank BadNews1320
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

My family came from far and wide to visit Asheville and celebrate a special birthday. I ordered the Italian Zuccato cake. It was far beyond my expectations! It was so beautiful, no one wanted to cut into this masterpiece. But....it WAS a birthday, after all....More

1  Thank davidesullivan
Reviewed October 24, 2016

After having lunch and doing some walking around the downtown area, playing tourist, we came upon this spot in downtown. One look in the window and we decided that we had to stop here for some dessert. The fruit tarts and many other pastries are...More

1  Thank dexter590
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a rainy Friday afternoon and found it to be a delightful, high quality bakery and cafe. Wish I could transplant it in my home town!

1  Thank Christy D
Reviewed October 2, 2016

What a treat to have breakfast at Karen Donatelli's bakery. The best croissants in the USA----felt like I was in a French bakery. The desserts looked amazing and next time I am in Asheville I will have lunch here. My husband loved the coffee. We...More

2  Thank kelley56green
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Nothing not to love! You must add Karen Donatelli's to your list of must do events while in Asheville. I had heard about it for several years. It easily lived up to its reputation. Great for breakfast items, cakes, cookies, pastries and tarts. We were...More

1  Thank Traveler T
Reviewed September 4, 2016

I love their coissants, light, flaky, lots of butter. Once I was disappointed because it was stale and I was overcharged, but many other times I have been delighted. There are lots of lovely sweet treats that I avoid for the calories, but they look...More

1  Thank contradancer
Reviewed August 1, 2016

I stopped by twice, first was a reconnaissance trip, since I had heard of the shop and happened to be walking past. I got a chocolate chip cookie with nuts. At 3.75 for one cookie, it was a little pricey and I did not think...More

Thank S T
Reviewed July 21, 2016

It was breakfast time; we had no idea where we'd eat. I noticed the bookstore I visited last year; then noticed this bakery. We decided to eat here before going into the bookstore. Mmmmm! We split two croissants: spinach and almond. Shortly after we sat...More

1  Thank bmc007
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This bakery/coffee shop can't be beat. The pastry's are art pieces. The owner/ baker is a wonderful friendly person. I have traveled extensively in Europe and the USA. I rank this place as Number One!

1  Thank JerryD304
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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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