Just outside Asheville, about ten miles from the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, is the small town of Weaverville, home to artists and garden centers. It is also the home of the Stoney Knob Cafe, a local eatery which has been family owned and operated for over 50 years. On any given evening you will find the restaurant crowded with locals and a few lucky tourists who have happened upon it.
A visit to Stoney Knob Cafe is a trip through time. One enters into the original building which maintains its diner-like appeal. This includes the diner grill which is so much a part of any diner. Meals are plated and picked up in full view of the guests in the first room.
|The Original Diner|
Turning to your right is what I like to call “The Sixties Room”. Turquoise chairs and tables give the room the pseudo futuristic look of the early 60’s first foray into plastic. This well-lit room is a good choice for families.
Turning left from the entrance, one enters the”Jungle Room”. With its fake animal prints and leather it evokes a bar out of the 1980’s. A wood burning fireplace makes it a great choice in the winter.
|The “Sixties” Room|
Stoney Knob advertises “Cuisine From Near & Far” and their menu is eclectic with Italian, Greek, Asian and traditional Southern dishes being offered. While the menu is not on the cutting edge of the food scene like many restaurants in Asheville, we did find the food to be carefully prepared and delicious while our server was attentive and friendly.
Like so much of Asheville the Stoney Knob Cafe reflects the personalities of those who have chosen to make a life in Western North Carolina.
If you go:
Stoney Knob Cafe
337 Merrimon Avenue
Sunday Brunch: 9:30AM-3PM
|The “Jungle Room”|