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Sep 3, 2010 02:09 PM

Breakfast Potatoes -Asheville

Who has the best breakfast potatoes in the Asheville area

Although Sunny Point has a great breakfast -there taters are far from decent

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  1. Haven't been in a while but Sugar Beet in nearby Fairview (about 5-10 minutes past the Asheville Mall) has some pretty amazing home fries. That would get my vote.

    Sugar Beet Cafe
    1185 Charlotte Hwy, Fairview, NC 28730

    1. the best 'taters are at the Miami restaurant in the cosmopolitan enclave of Candler. Really. They stop serving them at 11am. Wear camo.

      1. was hoping for rec's closer to Asheville

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        1. re: mustardgirl

          If you haven't been there, it's not like Candler is that far away. I live in North Asheville and can be there in less than 15 minutes. Easy. Probably 10 minutes is more like it.

          1. re: Leepa

            Yeah, and Fairview is just past the mall. Laughing Seed (downtown) has great potatoes too....

            Laughing Seed Cafe
            40 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801

            1. re: miss piggy


              I thought, among other things, Chowhound was about finding good food in new places even though they may not be just around the corner. For me, a few minutes drive isn't too much to seek out good food. Your *mileage* may vary though.....

              Best regards.

              1. re: Leepa

                My only point is that to drive to Fairview for breakfast is a little out of the way when you live in Weaverville. I did not mean to start WW 3 over my comment

                1. re: mustardgirl

                  jbyoga, can you please tell us more about Miami restaurant? Other meals? Favorite dishes?

                  To get back on topic. Great question. Having been a restaurant cook myself, I think the problem is that you come in at 5 am and making the potatoes is the first thing to do and then you hold them on a tray in a warmer through the rest of the morning. And no matter how good you made them, they go downhill. My wife won't go to certain restaurants for breakfast because you leave with that nasty potato smell embedded in your clothing.

                  I haven't been there in a long time, but Table has a unique style of potato at brunch. It's like they take cooked potatoes and break them by hand into rough chunks and then quickly deep-fry them to order with your meal. Very enjoyable but not the straight home fry you may be seeking.

                  1. re: jorgeanchovy

                    let me first be clear the the Miami is a DIVE - But in a loving way - if you order OJ it comes in a cup with foil ala 6th grade lunch. However, for the carnivorous, they make their own sausage, the 'taters as mentioned are stupidly good and the ambiance - well - wear camo and if you arrive in a Ford F150 all the better!

                  2. re: mustardgirl

                    You said "Asheville AREA." And getting to Sugar Beet from Weaverville would take about five minutes longer as getting to Sunny Point from Weaverville. got some good suggestions. I'd try Laughing Seed downtown. But they will only have them on Sunday at their brunch.

                    1. re: mustardgirl

                      I can only hope WW3 is as pleasant as this. *wink*

                      1. re: mustardgirl

                        We did drive to Fairview to the Sugar Beet ( 30 minutes from Weaverville) Sunday
                        and waited about 25 for a table.
                        The food was exceptional(except for bad cold toast) I had a cream cheese and spinich omlette- really hard to find a cream cheese omlette outside of NYC. Potatoes were outstanding _ So were the Grits.
                        The best breakfest -so far- in Asheville - hands down better than Sunny Point and a tad better than Morning Glory Cafe in Black Mountain
                        Thanks for the advice
                        Maybe next on to Candler and Miami

                        Morning Glory Cafe
                        6 E Market St Ste A, Black Mountain, NC 28711

                        Sugar Beet Cafe
                        1185 Charlotte Hwy, Fairview, NC 28730

                        1. re: mustardgirl

                          I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it, mustardgirl. I ate there myself this weekend and found it exceptional. I didn't have the toast, however, which sounds lucky for me.

              2. I like the home fries at Sunny Point, but I usually have them buried under a ton of other yummy stuff in the huevos rancheros (my favorite breakfast dish ever).

                1. What about the Rise n Shine Cafe on Merrimon? I've not tried their potatoes but everything I've had there has been good. Has anyone had their 'taters?