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Jul 22, 2001 12:21 PM

Breakfast in Asheville?

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Looking for a good place for breakfast in Asheville. I've been to the Moose Cafe, and to Cracker Barrel. I've read that the Cornerstone Restaurant is good -- how does it compare to the above? I like pancakes and French toast -- although I have to add when I had the French Toast at the Moose Cafe I wish I'd had the pancakes my other half had, and probably the pancakes at Cracker Barrel beat the Moose Cafe pancakes.

Guess there's always IHOP as well, but I think Cracker Barrel's pancakes were better, maybe it was just the ambience.



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  1. If you want some local flavor, try the Hot Shot Cafe in Biltmore Village or the Mediterranean in downtown Asheville. Melanie's Food Fantasy on Biltmore is good too.

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    1. re: jenn

      Thanks. I know Asheville to some extent, visited off and on since 1950, really looking as I said for good pancakes/french toast/biscuits.


    2. If you feel like really splurging, try the Grove Park Inn or the Richmond Hill Inn.

      1. As you said, good pancakes, biscuits.......well look no further than the new Tupelo Honey cafe. I personally guarantee you the best biscuits you can get in any joint in town. Also, great eggs benedict, femininely named "eggs Betty", with your expected ingredients, but a biscuit instead of an english muffin, and a kicked up hollandaise, cajun style. YUM!! Ambiance is fantastic, although the service could use improvement (Asheville is cursed with some very, very bad waitstaff).

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        1. re: Jenny

          I would also have to put in a vote for Tupelo Honey on Patton Ave. Real tablecloths and napkins and gauzy curtains blowing in the breeze...
          Great biscuits, honey on every table, fresh squeezed grapefruit favorite for lunch as well.

          1. re: Leah McGrath

            How close is Tupelo Honey to I 40 / i 26 SPLIT? We are usually traveling through around breakfast and would love something decent instead of exit food!

            1. re: LaLa

              tupelo is downtown, so 4 miles or so, and parking can be an issue.

              for even better breakfast closer to the split, try sunny point. take 240 into town from the split. just past the brevard rd exit you'll see an exit for amboy rd. take that. at the first red light turn left. sunny point will be on your left just before haywood rd. do a search for sunny point if you're not familiar with it; it's well represented here.

        2. Have been to all of the ones listed and still am searching. Currently I would suggest the Sunday brunch at the Grove Park (big $$), and don't forget Waffle House! The food is great and the prices are very reasonable. Maybe the best part is watching the show behind the counter.

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          1. re: randywcarson

            Tupelo Honey, Sunny Point and Stoney Knob for brunch on Sundays are my favorites.

          2. I think Miss Piggy's on the right track....I'd add Limones to the mix - love their Bloody Mary's.

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            1. re: leahinsc

              Thanks the way, we tried to go to Limones this past Sunday (during Bele Chere) and they were closed! I was surprised, considering it was such a busy weekend...seems like they would have gone gangbusters. I checked out the menu and it looks great...can't wait to go back. We ended up going next door, to Ophelia's, and it was only OK. Thought it might have been better than the old BE now that they have remodeled it and reworked the menu. It was fine, but not great.