All of my favorite things in one place: The Avett Brothers playing on the speakers, goat cheese in the grits, mimosas, and food so good that I literally did a Happy Dance in my chair. The glee of the moment, tastes, sounds and smells overtook me. I couldn’t help it. For years we have tried to get into to Tupelo Honey, but were always dissuaded by the long wait times. We got there on a Friday morning around ten this time, and only had to wait for about fifteen minutes. Every second was worth it; now I understand why it is always packed. Every. Single. Bite. Was. Delectable. It is kid-friendly, gluten-free friendly, vegetarian and carnivore friendly, locally grown and scratch-made perfection. I didn’t want to ever leave. I could live forever on the Appalachian Eggrolls and the Breakfast Bowl, and I was sad I didn’t have space in my gluttonous gut for the Sweet Potato Pancakes. I hear there is another location on the Southside of Asheville that takes reservations, but if you prefer the original, they do offer call ahead seating. I have never seen Tupelo Honey lacking a wait time, though, and now I understand why. It is potentially the best breakfast I have had in years.
What a find! They are a snall cafe and local art gallery in East West Asheville that serves breakfast and lunch. We each had a sandwich and a side. Mine the "The Michealangelo" was an Italian grinder that was just to big to finish. Piles of meat and veggies! Great combo of flavors. My friend had the "El Grecco" a turkey, spinach, feta, tomato and olive wrap pressed on a panini grill. I was not allowed to even have a bite as he said it was just "too good" . Our sides were homemade potato salad and Mom's cole slaw. Both just amazing. The service was very friendly and attentive. A very relaxed atomsphere as well. The gallery section is made up of all local artist and the prices are very reasonable. I even picked up a birthday gift and earrings for under $20. If you are in the area stop by you will not be dissappointed. I know we will be back. We will try breakfast next time. Which they serve all day.
444 Gallery Cafe has become one of my all time favorite restaurants in Asheville. The food is consistent, simple osteria food. I often order the appetizing Michelangelo (Italian Grinder) specialty sandwich, though anyone of their fresh grilled Panini sandwiches with a side of potato salad are also especially yummy. The cafe is very relaxed and a wonderful place to meet friends or for business meetings. I actually, got to host an after hours business meeting that 444 Gallery Cafe catered - the staff at Gallery Cafe really did a great job to ensure my meeting was a huge success. Everyone who attended the meeting raved about the food, dessert and coffee choices. The cafe also has a large parking lot, that made parking easy and safe. I can't wait to eat there again, and certainly recommend Gallery Cafe for breakfast, lunch or special event catering.