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ROAD TRIP: Sunny Point Café, Asheville NC


Sunny Point Café was not on our planned itinerary. Dear readers, we would never have known what awaited us had it not been for a local Asheville shopkeeper in Dolce Vita who we chatted with after enjoying breakfast at Early Girl Eatery. (see below)

When we arrived, Sunny Point Café was packed and we were told there was a 45 minute wait. None of our guests had arrived and we came early for just such a reason.

Coffee is served outside while we waited and there is ample seating on the large rocks scattered around the landscaping.


One of the two couples we were waiting on arrived and it wasn’t long before our table was called. BUT when the hostess noticed we were two short for our party of six, she told us that she could not seat us. I had just gotten off the phone with them and told her that they were minutes away. She said she could only hold it for a few minutes but it seemed as if I had just turned my back and they were already breaking down the tables to service two smaller parties. Melanie was angry that they could not wait five minutes but I saw their side. We’d been there for 30 minutes or more and our party was not ready to be seated. What’s your opinion? Leave a comment below!

We were seated about 10-15 minutes later. I also liked our seats better and our server, Megan, was the absolute BOMB!

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Melanie ordered a veggie cheese omelet with home fries. I ordered an omelet with cheddar and hormone-free homemade sausage. I also got both the creamy chipotle cheese grits and home fries. Melanie and I both noticed how incredibly light the omelet was! As you’ve noticed, we’d eaten quite a few omelets over the last few days and these were by far the lightest, fluffiest omelet in Asheville!

The  creamy chipotle cheese grits were another surprise – they had a real kick! Melanie would’ve HATED them but I LOVED them. They really need to provide a “regular” grits alternative though.The home fries were a little dry and overcooked. I think it’s be easier for them to control overcooking if they were diced larger.

We really enjoyed Sunny Point Café and so did our guests. I could not imagine a trip to Asheville without a visit here! Guten appetit!

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We were walking down Wall Street just browsing the shops and happened upon Dolce Vita this really great little gift shop.

Robin was an awesome host and truly a wonderful ambassador for Asheville. Once I revealed that we were she had several suggestions for us. One was The Admiral but she said reservations are required weeks in advance. She told us that we COULD NOT leave Asheville without going to the Sunny Point Café.IMAG1484


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2 Brigett Bolding { 01.19.12 at 1:13 pm }

Glad you enjoyed your meal. I wanted to let you and the food loving folks of ATL know that April Moon has a cook book for purchase “Breakfast and Beyond: Comfort Food From Dawn to Dark” Most of the recipes were originally published in 1998 as The Flying Biscuit Cafe cookbook. As the request for recipes kept pouring in and I notice Moon’s 1st book selling for largely inflated prices on the web, with a little encouragement Moon self published the new cook book. You can pick up a copy at Sunny Point Cafe, off our website, and on

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