Morning Glory Cafe
Morning Glory Cafe
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Morning Glory Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://themorningglorycafe.com/
  • Phone: 8286696212
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast & Lunch:
    Daily: 8:00am - 3:00pm;

    Dinner:
    Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm,
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher "Cookie" Hadley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Just 1/2 mile south of extit 64 of I-40 on route 9
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Morning Glory Cafe
The Morning Glory Cafe offers modern American farm-to-table "comfort cuisine" with Mediterranean influence. Chef/Owner Christopher "Cookie" Hadley brings to the table his vast experience and passion for quality... providing you with a unique and entertaining menu. Our daily features always include fresh seafood from the Carolina coasts. Our comfortable, casual atmosphere is never pretentious and our service is warm, professional and always inviting...

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Morning Glory Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Our favorite.....
    AngelaCain
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    My partner and I visited the Morning Glory for our "date night." As always, it was a dining experience to remember with an outstanding menu selection to the service of the staff. We make the hour drive because it provides us the experience we love. Thanks to Cookie and the staff for a memorable dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NOLA foodies love your restaurant
    NOLA
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We recently bought a cottage nearby so we are thrilled to experience your restaurant for dinner -previously we enjoyed breakfast which offers the best sausage gravy I have ever experienced outside of my grandmother's kitchen! And of course our dog Beignet adores your homeade dog bisquits . I must say your fried chicken and collard greens were outstanding , we look forward to another dinner ( and breakfast ) in November.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the music
    ThePotter
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    We had a guitarist playing the night that we ate at the Morning Glory Cafe. Perfect. Also, the food was great. I had the tagine dish with chicken. What a find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent all around experience!
    FlyFisher1
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    We were quickly seated, presented today's specials by our waitress, Angela and given plenty of time to choose their enticing menu options. Both meals were fantastic, well prepared and delicious. We ended splitting a very good Key Lime pie which was the icing to a wonderful experience being the 1st time there and to celebrate my mom's birthday. Also the restaurant quickly filled and glad I took the option to place a seating reservation before hand. It had an unique ambiance which fit our dining mood from the selection of soft music to the dimming of the lights at different times (from twilight to dark). I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone I know and it would make the perfect place to take a 1st date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular
    claw1951
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    I do a number of conferences each year at Ridgecrest Conference Center. This is one of our favorite off campus restaurants, especially for breakfast!! We refer it to everyone that visits the area!! Great job!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Kept Secret in Black Mountain
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Awesome food and excellent service. This place is a nice, hidden secret. Thorougly enjoyed our evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair to Middling
    Bobba
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    A very pleasant ambiance with satisfactory service. Overall the food was a bit disappointing. One of two orders - French toast - resembled more a pain perdu and a poor one at that. However the local version of Eggs Benedict with a slice of fried green tomato was very well done - though the accompanying grits were undistinguished.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    With all the great eating in the Ashville area, it is hard to stand out. Morning Glory succeeds. Food is fresh and for the most part locally sourced and simply but elegantly prepared. I had the seared halibut and it was perfectly cooked and served on a delightful risotto. Skip ahe Caesar and try another salad. Best outside weather permitting. This is a local hangout so you know it is good. Not cheap but fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Fish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Morning Glory is THE place to go for fish-lovers in WNC! Fresh, perfectly cooked, excellent toppings, simply fabulous! All other entrees are excellent as well but the featured fish cannot be beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I tip my hat to the chef and
    AngieVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    I tip my hat to the chef and staff . The meal was wonderful ! What a great way to begin our vacation in Asheville
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    emmy55
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We needed a place to help us celebrate an annual event on the friday evening of labor day weekend. they were sooo kind in not only taking our reservation but letting us change the number three times! (each time it went up.)And even though it made for a more difficult job for the server - they allowed us to all fit into one long table which was exactly what we hoped for. The food was very good but it was the excellent service and kind attitude that will keep us coming back. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food as usual
    crazy4food
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    This is about the sixth time we've eaten there. They got quite busy with the luncheon crowd, even on a weekday. Service staff is very personable and fast when there aren't large groups at a table. Lots of food choices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner
    Jocasseesmom
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    We had a lovely dinner at Morning Glory. The initial service was a but slow, and it was not busy in the restaurant. The fried green tomato appetizer was unique and tasty. I had the scallops risotto and my husband the trout. I think the risotto was even better than the trout. The scallops were large and flavorable. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Great hidden treasure. Food was awesome and I loved dining outside in a casual atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie worthy
    foodieking
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    The food was amazing! However it did seem like the waitress had too many tables to give proper service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time charm
    diningdivas
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Have been to this quaint cafe three times now and never disappointed. The staff is friendly, service prompt, and the food is always great. The unique menu, delicious flavors and use of local ingredients are what keep us coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a pleasant surprise!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    I had read good reviews of the restaurant so my expecations were high but the FAR exceeded my expectations. Best service I have had in FOREVER!! The food was great, the view was great. It's a nice little restaurant tucked away in Black Mountain but worth the search! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday night dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    The food was amazing; our server was top notch. The wait time for our entree was way too long. They were busy so we didn't complain, and when the food came it was hot and teach and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    katiekid
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    This was a repeat visit for me. I had been only once before to the café (for breakfast--also fabulous!--and I looked forward to visiting again. I made reservations, and was glad I had--the café was packed both inside and on the porch (the outdoors dining area is very attractive, and dog-friendly!) The servers were very friendly, and helpful in describing dishes. Our server was especially enthusiastic about the "Quintessential Chicken Salad" and she was absolutely right! The food was well-prepared, absolutely fresh, and in plentiful portions. This is a wonderful spot, just off the main road, nestled in a small business/shopping area. The Morning Glory Café is worth a visit, and many returns thereafter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Like the menu choices
    SMPNC
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    This is the second time we've eaten breakfast here. Wish the home fries had a little more seasoning, but they're good. Biscuits are good; so is the local berry preserves. Will visit again ... like the menu choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find - not to be missed!
    WandererVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    We were in Marion, NC on a Sunday, checked on OT to see if there was anything nearby ... Morning Glory came up as 16 miles away, with availability and great reviews. Their wine selection was reasonably priced and included some unexpected finds - we went with a South African pinotage. We both picked the ceviche, our entrees were blackened trout and pork chop, both prepared excellently. The service was perfect, ambiance was just right - bravo! We will go back, you must try this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Glad We Went
    Meet2eat
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    We opted to go to this restaurant for our anniversary dinner instead of at the Grove Park Inn where we were staying, and we were so glad we did. Their food is locally grown and delicious. I had the Shrimp and grits, the best I have ever had. An excellent blend of flavors, with local Parmesan in the grits. Yummy! My husband had the herb chicken breast with risotto. Both were perfect, risotto was nice and creamy. For desert we had a bowl of locally made vanilla ice cream, the best we have ever had. The staff was friendly and helpful with making selections. This restaurant is worth the 25-30 minute drive from Asheville to the Black Mountains!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    We have come to think of the Morning Glory Cafe as our 'go to' place for breakfast, lunch and dinner alike. They have an extensive menu of delicious options for all tastes and dietary needs, and we are often surprised by new creative additions/changes. The indoor seating is great, with colorful walls and local photographers or artists featured everywhere. If the weather is nice, their outdoor porch seating provides a nice view of the park and hills beyond. The service is always excellent, with friendly, down-to-earth servers. The best thing about the food is that many of the ingredients come from local farmers, yet they still manage to keep the menu affordable. So nice to find such a foodie gem, without the parking or traffic of downtown!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Word of warning - although
    LastMinuteDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Word of warning - although this restaurant is listed as being in Black mountain, it is actually south of I-40. We had the oyster tempura appetizer, pork chop & "honest" fried chicken. The pork chop was excellent. I think the fried chicken was over brined because it was almost mushy. The tempura treatment of the oysters seemed to alter the texture of the oysters.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place for breakfast
    crazy4food
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    We usually eat here in the morning hours, so decided to try dinner. The food was good, but management didn't manage their staff assignments very well. When we arrived, our waitress had a table of six, so we got our water and wine in a reasonable time. The rest of the meal took a lot longer between courses. After the party of six, she was assigned a party of seven. I was brought my entree but I had no fork, and my dining companion went and got one. I started eating with my spoon but since no wait staff was around to signal he went and got the fork. We probably won't have dinner there again, but stick with breakfast and lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great to bring friends from
    Mari250
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    Great to bring friends from Boston who thought the food was terrific. Good job, Chef!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server and chef made the evening
    Judy
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    Beautiful Sunday evening in May, on the deck, with a waitress who was interesting and fun to talk with. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and come back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a creative dish that was
    mart
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Had a creative dish that was tasteful. Waitress was pleasant and very attentive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A village of Cheshire Gem
    crazy4food
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    As usual, the food is very good, quick service and helpful wait staff. It's a neighborhood gem indeed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • morning glory is glorious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    the reviews we read were spot on -- what a lovely way to start our exploration of Black Mountain. the staff were charming, the food very good, and the community members coming and going clearly felt at home. Just hope we'll pass this way again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't miss this local favorite!
    Mahobud
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Great small restaurant with excellent food, friendly and knowlegable staff, plus a scenic location. We've enjoyed at various times breakfast, lunch, and most recently treated friends to dinner. I dropped off a favorite wine which they held in the cooler and served when we arrived. We ordered four different entrees and all were excellent. We recommend the blueberry pancakes at breakfast. We eat there anytime we're in Black Mountain and enjoy taking friends there for an always memorable meal. Outdoor dining, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place - a little off
    GeekVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Great place - a little off the beaten path but worth finding. Food always great quality and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2nd visit, it was a "GREAT"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    2nd visit, it was a "GREAT" experience. Dinner crew was very pleasant and professional
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best kept secret in town.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Best kept secret in town. This was my first visit but I will return. Both meals were great and I like the menu selections. My only (minor) issue was the bread was excessively hard on one end of my selection, Vietnamese Pork
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • given a discount when had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    given a discount when had to wait a few minutes when our reservation was not noticed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We did not appreciate the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    We did not appreciate the auto gratuity that was on our check.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great presentation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Great food, great presentation and flavors. Server was stretched too thin (greeting, serving, and calling orders solo), resulting in a few basic errors (never asked us for a drink order, left water glasses empty over 15 minutes). Just wish they could spring for more help so the service could be as flawless as the food itself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must visit..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    A great spot for casual dining with Indoor/outdoor seating. Great menu. I suggest making a reservation. This is a popular place and it fills up quickly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's a keeper!
    BrooklynBorn
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Interesting menu.One member of our party was gluten free,another vegan and they had no problem finding a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chef (Cookie) and staff (including
    mikezot
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Chef (Cookie) and staff (including Allie, Angela, Travis) have found the perfect blend of food and a feeling of "family," whether you're a first-timer or go there regularly. Both breakfast and lunch items are available daily, and the dinner menu varies daily. All dishes -- from fruit-infused pancakes to basil-melt trout -- offer enough variety to appease any taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic