This past Sunday was bright, sunny, and chilly. Great day for a meandering drive on back roads just outside Asheville. Weaverville’s Stoney Knob Cafe was a perfect stop for Brunch.
Eclectic is an understatement here. Large medallions, architectural pieces and a guitar on the ceiling, Andy Whorhol-esc poster and elephant head sculpture on the wall, a couple of fireplaces, Greek busts, a mix of colors – you get the idea. For more photos and descriptions of the three distinct dining areas at the Knob, click here.
Classic as well as a few “notched up” breakfast and lunch dishes are on the menu.
PIC went classic with The Stoney Knob ($10) omelet. Made with a choice of bacon, sausage or ham, he chose sausage. Cheddar cheese and potatoes are also in the omelet. Served with your choice of side, PIC was concerned there would be too many potatoes for one meal adding home fries as his side, but it was fine. The omelet wasn’t overloaded with them. Cooked to “just right”, it was also pretty filling.
I went a little “notched up” with Stuffed French Toast ($11). Described on the menu as “Two slices of Texas Toast stuffed with Orange-Cream Cheese topped with Blackberry Sauce & Honey Cream with a choice of Bacon or Sausage, it was slightly different than I imagined. I’ve only been surprised by stuffed french toast one other time, at Morning Glory Cafe, where it’s made in a casserole dish. Square servings are cut out and served as a “block” of french toast. Always tasty.
Back to Stoney Knob’s version. A layer of Orange-Cream Cheese was softening, oozing slowly from between the hot slices. And as the description says, it was indeed topped with Blackberry Sauce & Honey Cream. It was delicious, but verged on too much deliciousness. I felt like I was having a huge, very extra sweet dessert for brunch. I’d order it again, but not very often. Maybe the Stoney Knob Benny, made with crab cakes, next time?
- Water (not sure about other cold drinks) is served in metal “glasses”. I have mixed feeling about this. Yes, it keeps the water inside really cold, but it also does that to my hands on the outside.
- Be sure to take a look at all three seating areas if you can. The Diner is in the middle, where we sat. The Red Room is cozy with a beautiful tiled fireplace and comfy seating. The Mediterranean Room has a fireplace and a more open feel. See photos of all three rooms here.
I’m looking forward to going back for dinner. The menu looks interesting and is reasonably priced.
Want more? Read this April, 2012 article on the Asheville Foodie Blog.
Stoney Knob Cafe
337 Merrimon Ave
Weaverville, NC 28787