(This list does not include best brunch spots — that’s another list! If you’re looking for breakfast on the weekend, check this list out.)
These are BlogAsheville’s hand-picked Best-of-Asheville breakfast joints, where bacon and eggs meet creative fusion, tofu, tempeh, farm-raised meats and organic veggies.
At these handpicked spots you won’t get called “hon” by the watiress, you CAN order a latte, the food is likely organic or locally sourced, you can substitute tofu bacon or soysage for the farm-raised real thing, and the flavor? Usually off the chain.
- Sunny Point. The undefeated champion of Asheville breakfasts, period. Bar none. Worth the wait. Breakfast all day. West Asheville.
- Early Girl. Another don’t-miss spot. Farm-to-table southern-inspired food. Downtown.
- Mayfel’s. New Orleans-influenced nouveau American. Downtown.
- Over Easy Cafe. Try the lavender French toast. You can thank me later. Downtown.
- Biscuit Head. New in West Asheville, and bringing it home with an all-biscuit menu and a jam bar. DO NOT think breakfast sandwiches. Think open-face biscuits served with pozole, fried chicken, eggs, gravy, fried tomatoes and so much more. Gluten-free options, too, because this is Asheville.
- Chorizo: A killer Latin fusion breakfast menu, served daily until 4 p.m.! Eggs, stone-ground grits, beans, tortillas and guacamole. This underrated breakfast spot is downtown in the Grove Arcade.
- The Green Sage. Coffee shop with a good breakfast menu including omelets, biscuits and quiche. Breakfast all day. Downtown on Broadway.
- Homegrown (Sun-Fri only). Traditional southern food with an Asheville twist. North Asheville/Merrimon Ave.
- Clingman Avenue Cafe. Breakfast sandwiches and bagels, if that’s what you’re looking for. River Arts District
- Tod’s Tasties: Don’t forget this hipster hangout serves b’fast ALL DAY. Do NOT let hipsters have all the fun. The favorite hangout for Band of Horses during their Asheville recording sessions. Breakfast bowls, breakfast sandwiches and more. Montford.
- The Local Joint. Finest breakfast in nearby Fairview. Also see Louise’s Kitchen in Black Mountain and Well Bred Bakery in Weaverville for breakfast off the beaten path.
Local natural foods grocer Greenlife has a decent breakfast bar (oatmeal, pancakes, scrambled eggs, egg strata, grits, taters…).
What’d we miss? Leave a comment!