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Veranda Cafe

119 Cherry Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 669-8864
Five Stars
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Veranda Cafe is the perfect lunch stop in Black Mountain after a long day exploring the great outdoors. This charming downtown district is dotted with local shops and restaurants. The Veranda Cafe offers a casual family- friendly setting for enjoying classic American fare such as soups, salads, and sandwiches.

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Veranda is a popular family-owned cafe - a favorite of locals and visitors since opening in 1996. Their daily lunch and soup specials and homemade desserts draw in loyal locals.

The menu consists of basic American fare such as soups, grilled sandwiches, wraps, and salads. You will find plenty of healthy choices, as well as hearty entrees to help you refuel after a lengthy hike or bike ride.

The highlight here is the soup menu, which changes by the day. Delightful options have included Tomato, feta, and basil and Hungarian Mushroom. All soups are homemade and served with a fresh roll. The potato soup is really delicious and comforting on a cold fall or winter's day.

Lots of great sandwiches and wraps to choose amongst here, with several vegetarian selections, as well as an option to substitute GF bread. The Cuban and Turkey Reuben are the favorites here, although the real winner is the Pimento Cheese served with capers, roasted red peppers, mayo, and lettuce on sourdough bread.

Overall, the food is really delicious and appropriately priced. This is definitely one of the best places for lunch in the region, especially if you love fresh homemade soups and sandwiches.


Service is friendly and attentive. This place can get pretty busy on the weekends, so plan for a wait if you arrive during a busy period.


The atmosphere is very casual, but a bit noisy on weekends. The decor is simple, yet appealing. The beautiful exposed brick walls add a nice historic touch and the decor is stylish.

Final Remarks

Black Mountain's quaint Main Street is the ideal place to refuel and refresh after a long day hiking in the Blue Ridge mountains. Veranda Cafe is the best choice in town for a delicious lunch in a nice, yet casual setting.