We had to postpone our Open House originally set for this weekend  April 4 and  April 5th due to a family medical emergency. We will still be open  Evening Hours Fridays and Saturdays from 7-11  and  looking  forward to seeing everyone out and about in this fabulous weather! Check out the menu linked on the sidebar.

West End Nights!!

Sweet and Savory Date Night

Over the past few years, Haywood Road has seen a significant increase in the number of restaurants, bars, and music venues – bringing more nightlife options to West Asheville. The West End Bakery & Café has been a cornerstone of the local community since 2001, serving made-from-scratch baked goods, breakfast and lunch to an enthusiastic neighborhood base and an ever-increasing flow of tourists. They are now expanding their hours to include Friday and Saturday evenings from 7-11PM, so friends and families can enjoy a beverage and dessert or savory snack before or after patronizing one of West Asheville’s fabulous nighttime establishments. Small plate offerings will include a Local Cheese Plate, a Sunburst Farms Smoked Trout Plate and the Hot Mess, warm gooey pimento cheese and bacon for dipping, all served with fresh Bakery bread, chips or gluten-free crackers. On the sweet side, patrons can choose from menu standards such as the Classic Cheesecake drizzled with Caramel and Chocolate Ganache, House Carrot Cake and a Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Infused Whipped Cream. These are complimented by a rotating variety of cupcakes, chocolates, trifles and bread puddings invented daily by our dessert chef.  All can be paired with coffee and espresso drinks made with organic, free-trade beans roasted right next door by BeanWerks. And now, West End Bakery will be offering select red and white wines by the glass, Asheville Brewing Company beers, and Mimosas. There will be an Open House April 4 & 5 for patrons to come sample offerings and celebrate West Asheville’s vibrant community.

Sunburst Trout Plate

Classic Cheesecake drizzled with Caramel and Chocolate Ganache

Get Eggcited for Get Local!

Local eggs get special attention during the month of March for ASAP’s Get Local campaign—a year-round initiative that brings together farmers, chefs, and community members in celebration of a featured local food. Area chefs prize local eggs for their rich taste and bright, creamy yolks, making eggs the stars of their dishes and key background players in all manner of baked goods and desserts.

Appalachian Grown™ partner restaurants are planning a variety of specials this month to celebrate.  We  buy local eggs from Farside Farm located right outside of Asheville in Alexander, NC. Mike Brown owns Farside Farm and he makes sure that all of the animals on his farm have access to open space and clean air. At the bakery we plan to use his eggs to make some fantastic March Specials. On the savory side we’ll be making Fresh Egg Salads with spring herbs, and our famous Egg Sandwiches on homemade Biscuits and Bagels, in addition to other seasonal specials. If dessert is what you want – look for our Banana Pudding, Lemon Custard Pie, or Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies!

Greens, Eggs, and Ham: A paninin with pesto, spinach, provol;one, farm fresh eggs and all natural ham

Chocolate Amaretto Custard Pie