The results are in! We asked our fans to choose their favorite spot in Asheville for breakfast or brunch. There were 40 restaurants named in the poll, and out of those, these five garnered the highest vote.
|Corner Kitchen, an icon in Biltmore Village.|
Number 5: Corner Kitchen
Located on the brick-lines streets of Biltmore Village, the Corner Kitchen serves up "Southern cuisine with an urban twist." This bistro resides in a beautiful turn of the century Victorian Home which once housed employees of the Biltmore Estate. President Obama also dined here during his 2010 vacation to Asheville.
What to order: Head in for brunch and try their Hickory Nut Gap Chorizo and Eggs. The pork is locally sourced and delicious. Start your meal with a cup of their signature Corn & Crab Chowder.
Freshly squeezed juicefrom Over Easy.
Number 4: Over Easy
With a menu that changes with the seasons, Over Easy is a downtown staple with a loyal following from Asheville locals. They proudly claim to use only organic eggs, and all of their meats are organic, antibiotic and hormone free.
What to order: Try one of their fresh squeezed juices. Their Detox blend combines beets, orange, apple, lemon, lime, ginger - a perfect way to recover from a late night on the town.
|Southern Flair at Sunny Point Cafe|
Number 3: Sunny Point Cafe
This West Asheville eatery has received a lot of national attention in past year's. Everyone from Fodor's to Southern Living have touted the amazing breakfast this place serves up. Their food is so good that people will gladly stand outside in the rain while waiting for a table.
What to order: Their Huevos Rancheros was a finalist in Good Morning America's Best Breakfast in America competition. It comes with savory black bean cakes, Snow Creek chorizo sausage, feta cheese, roasted tomatillo salsa, and herb tossed red skin spuds topped with two free range eggs any style, cilantro crema, and crisp tortilla strips. Yum!
|Early Girl is a hot spot on Wall St. in downtown.|
Number 2: Early Girl Eatery
You know it's good when "Made from scratch" is a restaurant's motto. This farm-to-table restaurant in downtown Asheville serves up southern comfort food and better yet, breakfast is on the menu all day long. Rachel Ray highlighted Early Girl on her popular $40 a Day series which aired on Food Network.
What to order: Go big or go home! Their Porky Breakfast Bowl comes complete with homefries, BBQ pork, scrambled eggs and farmstead cheese smothered in Benton’s smoky bacon gravy.
|Fried Green Tomatoes at Tupelo Honey Cafe|
Photo by: Tickling My Fancy
Number 1: Tupelo Honey Cafe
Topping the list of most popular breakfast spots is a restaurant that helped put Asheville's culinary scene on the map. THC has received acclaim from the New York Times, Frommer's, Rachel Ray, Garden & Gun and so many more. Known for it's new south flair, this popular downtown hotspot has started branching out with new locations in Asheville, Tennessee and South Carolina (coming soon). Make plans to get here early as the line forms the moment the doors open.
What to order: Whatever you do, make sure to share an order of their Fried Green Tomatoes appetizers with the table. The tomatoes are served over goat cheese grits with fresh basil. Amazing! Wash it down with their signature rosemary-peach house-made lemonade.