The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Asheville

The OpenTable Team

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!

Restaurants:Vivian, Benne on Eagle, Hemingway's Cuba
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, Cuban
Neighborhoods:Asheville

Vivian

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
838 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 bistrRead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Benne on Eagle

$$$$·American·
Asheville
667 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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 oRead more
87% recommended
Great for Brunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Hemingway's Cuba

$$$$·Cuban·
Asheville
1,072 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 relaxRead more
85% recommended
Great for Brunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Golden Fleece

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Asheville
821 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy
The beautiful mountains of Greenwood are the home to this Mediterranean/Greek hotspot with some of the best breakfast in Asheville. Head in on Sundays to enjoy the restaurant's excRead more
86% recommended
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Tupelo Honey - South Asheville Location

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Asheville
1,447 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 Read more
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Deerpark Restaurant-Biltmore Estate

$$$$·American·
Asheville
2,928 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
The historic and beautiful Biltmore on the Vanderbilt estate is the site of some of the best breakfast in Asheville. The Deerpark Restaurant features Southern brunch favorites in aRead more
87% recommended
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Village Social-Biltmore Estate

$$$$·Seafood·
Asheville
1,204 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Local Ingredients
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 Read more
86% recommended
Great for Brunch in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Limones Restaurant

$$$$·Mexican·
Asheville
4,143 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 Read more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Asheville / Western North Carolina

Isa's Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Asheville
875 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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 creRead more
87% recommended
Hot Spot in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Blue Ridge

$$$$·Southern·
Asheville
2,916 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 incrRead more
Scenic View in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Red Stag Grill-Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville

$$$$·American·
Asheville
3,717 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 clRead more
86% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Asheville / Western North Carolina

The Market Place Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Asheville
2,537 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
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 favoRead more
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Asheville / Western North Carolina

The Blackbird

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
2,407 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 Read more
84% recommended
Healthy in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Rhubarb

$$$$·American·
Asheville
2,820 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • 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 oRead more
89% recommended
Healthy in Asheville / Western North Carolina
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Table Asheville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
2,376 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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. TheseRead more
93% recommended
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The Dining Room - Biltmore Estate

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Asheville
2,514 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 groundRead more
92% recommended
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Fork Lore - Storied Food & Spirits

$$$$·American·
Asheville
246 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Happy Hour
  • Local Ingredients
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, Read more

Strada

$$$$·Italian·
Asheville
623 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
This Italian favorite also features some of the best breakfast in Asheville. Head in during the weekend to enjoy a wide selection of European-influenced breakfast favorites. These Read more
89% recommended
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The Restaurant at The Greystone

$$$$·American·
Highlands / Sapphire
13 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Brunch
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 breRead more
83% recommended
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