The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Asheville

Nestled in the southern Appalachian mountains, Asheville, North Carolina stands out as one of America's fastest-growing hot spots, combining rich history and thriving economy with an off-beat cultural and culinary scene. The best breakfast in Asheville boosts the culinary scene, combining hearty Southern tastes with a creative flair inspired by the unconventional population. But where do the city's most in-the-know diners head to when looking for the right way to start off the day? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. Here, we've gathered opinions from the city's top diners to put together a list of the greatest breakfast spots in the city of Asheville. From down-home country diners serving classic Southern favorites to cutting-edge downtown spots concocting fusion fare, the best restaurants in Asheville have something interesting for everyone. Grab a table for the most important meal of the day!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Vivian, Benne on Eagle, Hemingway's Cuba
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, Cuban
Neighborhoods:Asheville
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Vivian

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
1,233 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

This upscale and welcoming “New American Kitchen” in Asheville's River Arts district delivers some of the best breakfast in Asheville. Stop into this relaxing and comfortable bistro-eatery for a meal ...

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Best Overall in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Benne on Eagle

$$$$·American·
Asheville
1,273 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

This restaurant is in the upscale Foundry Hotel of Asheville. Benne on Eagle is a perfect place to enjoy a stylish Southern breakfast and fine people watching. Right in the heart of downtown Asheville...

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Fit for Foodies in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Hemingway's Cuba

$$$$·Cuban·
Asheville
1,623 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

Hemingway's Cuba delivers some of the best views in the city alongside some of the best breakfast in Asheville. This rooftop eatery at the Cambria hotel is the place to go to relax, take in a view of ...

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Good for Groups in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Tupelo Honey - South Asheville Location

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Asheville
2,357 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual

For a classic Southern-style breakfast, Tupelo Honey is the spot to go. This charming downtown spot offers a “breakfast all day” menu with creative South Carolina classics. Go for the pecan pie French...

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Great for Brunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Village Social-Biltmore Estate

$$$$·Seafood·
Asheville
1,623 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Biltmore's other best breakfast in Asheville jewel is the relaxed Southern restaurant Village Social. Located on Winery Road in the Biltmore property, it's an excellent spot for a meal before or after...

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Great for Lunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Limones Restaurant

$$$$·Mexican·
Asheville
4,711 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

Limones delivers Mexican cuisine and some of the best breakfast in Asheville. A colorful, creative brunch menu features classics with a Mexican twist. These include lobster nachos with crema, guacamol...

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Best Overall in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Isa's Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Asheville
1,269 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

This modern, upscale bistro is the spot to go to for a relaxing meal in the heart of Asheville. Stop in on the weekend to choose from the special Isa's Bistro brunch menu. This creative selection incl...

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Hot Spot in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Blue Ridge

$$$$·Southern·
Asheville
3,365 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch

Blue Ridge elevates the traditional buffet concept, delivering some of the best views of the city alongside some of the best breakfast in Asheville. An elegant restaurant with incredible vistas of Nor...

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Great for Brunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Red Stag Grill-Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville

$$$$·American·
Asheville
4,489 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Head out to the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville for a stylish and rustic dining experience. This old-school home to some of the best breakfast in Asheville takes the form of a classic hunting lodge...

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Romantic in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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The Market Place Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Asheville
3,185 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Right in the heart of downtown, The Market Place is the spot to go for some of the best breakfast in Asheville. This renowned brunch spot has a menu of creative Southern-style favorites with a modern ...

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Great for Brunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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The Blackbird

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
3,032 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

An elegant upscale Southern dining destination, The Blackbird serves up some of the best breakfast in Asheville. Head in during the weekend brunch hours for morning cocktails, and some classic Souther...

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Healthy in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Rhubarb

$$$$·American·
Asheville
3,615 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

“Contemporary Appalachian” is the style for this buzzworthy downtown Asheville hotspot. In a welcoming and contemporary dining room, the tastes of the Southern United States come out in vivid flavor. ...

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Fit for Foodies in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Table Asheville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
2,517 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion

Head into this intimate downtown restaurant for some of the best brunch in Asheville. Table features a creative Southern-style brunch with plenty of local favorites to enjoy. These include “devils on ...

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Fit for Foodies in Asheville / Western North Carolina

The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
2,628 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View

The opulent and naturally beautiful Biltmore Estate is one of Asheville's greatest tourist highlights. The Dining Room is a “best breakfast in Asheville” jewel on the Estate grounds, with a full menu ...

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Best Overall in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits

$$$$·American·
Asheville
257 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies

The “Southern Comfort” restaurant Roux features some of the best breakfast in Asheville at its Biltmore Park location. A welcoming restaurant filled with authentic Southern flair, Roux is known for it...

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The Restaurant at The Greystone

$$$$·American·
Highlands / Sapphire
136 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

For a relaxing breakfast meal with a great view, The Restaurant at the Greystone is the spot to go to. Right on Lake Toxaway, The Restaurant at the Greystone delivers excellent breakfast classics with...

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Great for Brunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina