An impromptu lunch opportunity with Leah McGrath (Ingles Dietitian) came up this past Thursday. When asked where she’d like to meet, she chose Rejavanation.
Rejavanation Cafe is a Candler-Asheville coffee shop reinvented and rejuvenated. I’d stopped in for coffee quite a while ago when that’s all it was – a coffee shop. It also had a different name that for the life of me I can’t remember.
Rejavanation is in a shopping center with a Candler address, across Hwy 19/23 from A-B Tech’s Enka campus and Blue Ridge Food Ventures. Candler and Enka are just West of downtown Asheville.
The surprise for me was how much the business had expanded their offerings. They’re still a great coffee shop, but now also serve breakfast (breakfast sandwiches, fruit smoothies and muffins), lunch (extensive) and an evening menu and host live entertainment. And if you don’t have time to go inside, there’s a drive-thru. See full menu here.
Whoever that red-headed character is in the kitchen, she’s bringin’ it!
Our sandwiches were both outstanding. And the sides were pretty darned good, too.
The Okey Dokey Artichokie ($7.95) can be ordered on flat bread or as a Panini. It’s made with Artichoke hearts, mozzarella cheese, olive tapinade, spinach, roasted red peppers and pesto. A sprig of Rosemary added a nice touch. From three or four choices of sides, bean salad is pictured below.
The Jive Turkey ($7.95) can also be ordered as a “Smoked Fig Turkey Panini”. Once picked up, this roasted turkey, bacon, cheddar cheese, sliced apples and fig preserves creation is hard to put down. That’s an “Asian Salad” side in the foreground.
Both sandwiches tasted like they’d been made with fresh, quality ingredients. And the side salads were both exceptionally tasty.
Rejavanation owners definitely changed things up for the better. This is a great spot for light dining in, or a meal to go. I didn’t ask if they take phone orders, but I’m thinking it would be smart to see if you can call ahead for pick-up if you’re in a hurry.
- Mon-Thur 6am-9pm
- Fri & Sat 6am-10pm
- Sunday 6am-3pm