Friday, July 8, 2011

Tupelo Honey Cafe - Asheville, NC

On a recent trip to Asheville, my family and I stopped for breakfast at the Tupelo Honey Cafe on the recommendation of a friend. Judging by the huge crowd we saw every time we walked by Tupelo's, this is obviously a favorite dining spot in Asheville. Tupelo's serves lunch and dinner, but we stopped for breakfast because I especially wanted to try the sweet potato pancakes. Pancakes are my favorite breakfast food, so anytime I hear of an interesting twist on the original, I just have to try it. On the morning we stopped in, there was a bit of a wait for a table, but we were able to get instant seating at the bar. This turned out to be an interesting spot to sit because we could see a fair amount of the action going on in the kitchen. A quick look at the menu, and we were ready to order.

As I already mentioned, it was the sweet potato pancakes for me. In addition, we ordered an omelette with cheddar cheese, onions, cilantro jalepeno pesto and all of this was served with home fries. As if the pancakes weren't already enough for our sweet tooth, we ordered the Boondock Beignets. While waiting for our food we enjoyed our coffee and a delicious glass of peach nectar, along with complimentary biscuits served with Tupelo honey. After a short wait, breakfast arrived. The omelette was very good and what really made it was the cilantro jalepeno pesto. The beignets were equally delicious sprinkled in cinnamon sugar with a touch of honey drizzled on top. However, the star of the show was the sweet potato pancakes, which words cannot describe, mmmmmmm. If you ever get the chance to dine at Tupelo's for breakfast, this is really something to try. On a final note, as busy as Tupelo's was, we had excellent service throughout and our server was good about stopping by to make sure we had everything we needed.

12 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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