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Jul 23, 2008 11:35 AM

Breakfast in Weaverville/North Asheville

I'll be staying in Weaverville this weekend, and would like to find a good place for breakfast there or in north Asheville that I can stop in on my way downtown for Belle Chere? Or should I just drive over to Haywood Road and hit Sunny Point? Thanks!

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  1. Sunday brunch at Stoney Knob is great, but I am assuming you're talking about Saturday. Well Bred Bakery in Weaverville is also nice for coffee and pastries. In N Asheville, there is a new place called Rise and Shine Cafe in the strip center by CVS, Circle in the Sqaure, Urban Burrito, etc. on Merrimon. It has a full breakfast menu and promotes local/organic fare according to the menu. I haven't tried it yet, though.

    Of course Sunny Point is awesome too. But at that hour, I imagine it would not be any less crowded than any of the breakfast spots downtown. It's always busy on the weekends.

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    1. re: miss piggy

      Ate at Rise and Shine on Saturday. It has a pretty good menu, good quality breakfast. I had eggs benedict with tempeh (no complaints here), the fiance had the Rise and Shine breakfast with sausage (local, very good), hash browns (undercooked, but otherwise fine) sunny side up eggs (a little overcooked). They have a few other traditional breakfast items, veg options, and a whole omlette menu. Friendly service, the space is very cramped, though. It's where Manny's used to be.

    2. North Star Diner in Weaverville across from the Ingles does a very good breakfast. I also like Well Bred for something light. Otherwise there's always a bagel sandwich and coffee and Bruegger's on Merrimon Ave. Save room for all the treats at Belle Chere!

      1. Thanks all! Had breakfast Saturday at Rise and Shine. As jakistar said, it has a nice menu, friendly service and delivers great food. They were very busy (bsuiest day they have had since they opened, according to our server), probably due to Beele Chere, and the service was little slow, but not much. Our server was very apologetic, but overall, it was a great experience. On Sunday, e had brunch at Stony Knob, and it was flat out fantastic. Would love to try this place again for lunch or dinner.

        Also had a cupcake and Whoopie Pie from the Sisters McMullen downtown, and both were excellent!

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        1. re: carolinadawg

          I ate there again Saturday, wonder if I saw you there :)
          I had eggs benedict again (I'm addicted) but I saw their bananna walnut pancakes go out to a nearby table and was sooo jealous. I'd like to try those...

          1. re: jakistar79

            Do you guys have any idea how late Rise and Shine serves breakfast on Sat? We like all day breakfast menus!

            'dawg...good call on the Whoopie pie, I think I like those even better than the cupcakes.

            1. re: danna

              i think they're open until 2, they have a lunch menu, too.

              1. re: jakistar79

                And they close at 2 sharp. We were reading the menu and tried to walk in the door at 2:03.
                It looked really good and smelled mouthwateringly enticing.

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          1. I know this is a bit of an old thread, but I had a terrific breakfast at Rise N Shine this morning. Their special today was whole wheat apple pancakes that had a sort of crispy (almost) cinnamon crust on them. Totally good. I wish I knew how they accomplished that crustiness. Two scrambled eggs were also part of the special and they were so-so. They need to work on those eggs. I ordered bacon also, and it was terrific. Hard to mess up bacon though...

            I give it a big thumbs up.

            For those of you who have had their pancakes before, is this crust on the regular menu items or was it special with these apples pancakes?