Born and raised in Louisiana, Loretta's affection for cooking can be traced all the way back to an original Easy Bake Oven.  Growing up in a family of 13 children, she was consistently surrounded by great food being prepared for dinners and large family gatherings.  Eventually she out grew her Easy Bake Oven and began helping out in the kitchen. From there her love and knowledge of cooking blossomed.​

Ultimately, her knack for the culinary arts grew into a full blown passion.  So in 1998,  Loretta and her husband/ high school sweetheart moved to Asheville and opened Loretta's Cafe.  Since then, it has become a downtown staple serving delicious food to locals and tourists alike.

We are located downtown 

in the historic Meadows Building 

next to Tiger Mountain Lounge.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri : 10am - 5pm

Sat : 11am - 5pm


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Loretta's Café

114 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

(828) 253-3747