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Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe

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57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-225-5751
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Fairborn, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a chocolate and raspberry dessert. My husband had the lemon tart. Both were wonderful - the lemon tart was perfect for the lemon lovers. The chocolate and raspberry dessert hit the spot for a chocolate lover like me.

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Thank happinessisacookie
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sweets here are beyond delicious! By far THE BEST pastries/sweets in Asheville (we've been to most restaurants); maybe in the Region. The coconut cream tart is incredible (& I'm not even a huge fan of coconut); the eclairs are heavenly. I've been here a few times yet have not tried many different items since i can't resist that coconut... More 

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Thank akaelin25
Asheville, North Carolina
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quality deserts and coffee--about my favorite place to go before the symphony. The staff are attentive; the layout allows quiet conversation; and the coffee and desert are far better than many of the restaurants in the area. We enjoyed eating at a nice place and then going to Donatelli's for desert.

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Thank 155PaulD155
Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This French bakery tucked away on Haywood with friendly service is a MUST STOP! The treasures go quickly so do not wait...The chocolate chocolate (yes, that is correct) cookies with nuts are divine...went back twice! Also the coconut tarts! Do not leave town without a stop at this beautiful little bakery!

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Thank Kimmy417
Asheville, North Carolina
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Karen Donatelli Bakery has a limited lunch menu but what they offer is high quality and very tasty. I choose the chicken salad sandwich served on a fresh baked croissant. The chicken salad was fresh and mixed with dried cranberries and slices of apple. I selected the side of fresh fruit, it was a large serving and included pineapple, two... More 

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Thank 600Swifts
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review

Hello 600Swifts, Thank you for having lunch and desserts with us, we appreciate your visit and look forward to your return. Thank you as well for noticing our quality and the care we give our product. We love our customers and we love serving the best to them. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review on Trip... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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

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Thank Dubert
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review

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 well. We hope to see you again very soon and thanks again! Chef Karen Donatelli More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

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

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Thank kelly k
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review

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 More 

Collierville, Tennessee
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 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 were attentive and cheerful.

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Thank Nancy B
KareDona, Owner at Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe, responded to this review

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 you again Nancy for visiting. Karen Donatelli More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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755 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 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.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 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. The service was careful and professional. The pastries??? Amazing! Other travellers who were there at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 10
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?