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“The Catfish Sandwich is THE BEST!”

Zest Cafe and Home Art
Ranked #234 of 1,455 Restaurants in Raleigh
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Morrisville, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The Catfish Sandwich is THE BEST!”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a wonderful selection for Ladies' Luncheon! The menu selection is wonderful and they offered HALF PRICE WINE (we visited on Saturday July 19th). The staff was very pleasant and courteous. The catfish sandwich was WONDERFULLLL! They also sell wonderful home art! I will definitely visit again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Felicia B
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Get Some Zest in your Life!”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Excellent menu with enticing mix of selections which change often and are different even for lunch. The owners and kitchen team really know their stuff. This food was scrumptious - pics attached don't do it justice!

This night, plentiful portions of Veggie Lasagna over white cheddar risotto, Cashew Crusted Chicken with slaw, avocado ++, Korean beef Tacos with spicy dipping sauce & Chicken Quesadilla with Poblano Peppers & black beans. Finish with 1 delightful Red Velvet Cupcake, all with attentive service at higher but fair prices.

Bonus store to window shop or pick up a unique gift. Well done Zest...see you again soon.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank jbart99
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Zest is best!”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We live in N Raleigh and this is a gem of a cafe and gift shop. The owners do a great job of displaying all their gifts in the store in a charming setting in a small shopping center. We go there frequently to eat and the menu changes fairly often. I love their chicken salad plate. It's not the usual chicken salad but chunks of chicken with marinated carrots and celery in a very light balsamic type dressing. Very light and different. I also love their Select Salad with greens, cheese, figs, pears and a light house raspberry balsamic dressing. You can add additional proteins too. Be sure and try their raspberry iced tea. Desserts are amazing and we take out ours most of the time because we are full from our meal. We love their coconut cake! I do find some of the gifts to be pricy but the store is very full and a good place to browse. This is not just a ladies place, my hubby goes there often with me and our male and female friends. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Shelley G
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“tasty food and great gifts”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

I always get big smiles and thanks from the recipients of gifts from Zest. You cannot go wrong with anything from their gift shop for the ladies in your life. Also they have darling gifts for young children and infants. Fun place to browse and luncheon.

Visited June 2014
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Thank SteelMaggie
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“A little pricey but worth it!”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

The dinner menu wasn't extensive but gave a good range of options including vegetarian. In our group of eight, six different entrees were ordered. Everyone commented how good their food was. My selection (house salad with grilled shrimp) was fresh and the shrimp were grilled perfectly. The portion sizes are ample. Their coconut cake is to die for! The service is always friendly and professional. Plan a little extra time to browse through the gift shop for finding the perfect gift or for treating yourself. Generally there aren't many men in the restaurant or gift shop so many consider this a "girl's place" to go but I can't really understand why. Their variety of entree options offer something for everyone!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank DCCK
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