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Tomato Jam Cafe

379 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC - (828) 253-0570
A fun and funky character-plus cafe with extraordinarily good biscuits, Tomato Jam is a great place for breakfast or lunch, with take-out meals a specialty.
100% Approval Rating (5 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Asheville is to North Carolina as Austin is to Texas: an isle of non-conformity in a culture known more for allegiance to traditional values. It is tempting to use Tomato Jam Cafe as evidence of this proposition because it is a restaurant with a unique personality ..."   [Read More]
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Richard Brooks Alba
December 12, 2013
"LOVED IT - sorry it's closing! I'd been aching to try the biscuits as I was passing through town, but didn't arrive early enough. Still, had a lovely lunch with a friend. I had a grilled pimento cheese sandwich with roasted tomatoes that was just a stellar ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

379 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC
(828) 253-0570

http://www.tomatojamcafe.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A cat-head biscuit, buttered and spread with bright, fruity tomato jam. All you need is a cup of coffee to make this a lovely little breakfast. (Photo by Rebecca Daun-Widner)
"A cat-head biscuit, buttered and spread with bright, fruity tomato jam. All you need is a cup of coffee to make this a lovely little breakfast. (Photo by Rebecca Daun-Widner)"
Michael Stern





Uncle Funky's Grit Bowl is stone-ground grits topped with an egg and roasted tomato, including bacon, ham or sausage, with cheese or gravy. (Photo by Rebecca Daun-Widner)
"Uncle Funky's Grit Bowl is stone-ground grits topped with an egg and roasted tomato, including bacon, ham or sausage, with cheese or gravy. (Photo by Rebecca Daun-Widner)"
Michael Stern


This pride of cat-head biscuits is enjoying its pre-oven rising. In the background are the cafe's big rooster and -- way back -- Charlie Widner, Rebecca Daun-Widner's partner and 'Chef Proprietress of TJC.' (Photo by Rebecca Daun-Widner)
"This pride of cat-head biscuits is enjoying its pre-oven rising. In the background are the cafe's big rooster and -- way back -- Charlie Widner, Rebecca Daun-Widner's partner and 'Chef Proprietress of TJC.' (Photo by Rebecca Daun-Widner)"
Michael Stern


What a shame there is no practical technology for offering smells along with a jpeg image. These hot-from-the-oven cat heads exude seductive morning perfume. (Photo by Rebecca Daun-Widner)
"What a shame there is no practical technology for offering smells along with a jpeg image. These hot-from-the-oven cat heads exude seductive morning perfume. (Photo by Rebecca Daun-Widner)"
Michael Stern


Tomato Jam is an inviting place for a casual meal. (Photo by Rebecca Daun-Widner)
"Tomato Jam is an inviting place for a casual meal. (Photo by Rebecca Daun-Widner)"
Michael Stern



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