ASHEVILLE
Downtown

The Mother Ship

This is the Mother Ship, where Tupelo Honey Cafe began in 2000. We believe it’s a magical place with creative, scratch-made food and spirits inspired by the enchanting South.

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The Happiest of Hours

Join us for Happy Hour* on Wednesdays for $3 select drafts!

  • Downtown Asheville

    12 College St
    Asheville, NC 28801
    Phone: 828-255-4863
    Fax: 828-255-4864

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  • Hours 

    Sun – Thurs: 9 am – 9 pm
    Fri & Sat: 9 am – 10 pm
    Brunch & Lunch: 9 am – 4 pm
    Dinner: 4 pm – Close
    Happy Hour: Wednesdays
    *In North Carolina, drink specials are available all day.

  • Parking Options

    Rankin Street Garage
    Wall Street Garage
    Metered Street Parking

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Our Downtown Asheville Home

Come for our fresh, scratch-made Southern comfort food, but also enjoy a craft beer or Southern cocktail and take in the creative vibe of our space. We are conveniently located near Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the North Carolina Arboretum, McCormick Field, the UNC Asheville Botanical Gardens and right around the corner from the Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

Our Food

What constitutes “New South Flavors?” For us, it is begins with reverence for those time-honored Southern dishes, served up by wonderful home cooks for years. We respect the freshness, the flavors and the food itself, but we like to jazz it up a little by adding something deliciously unexpected to delight your palate. Our interpretation of traditional Southern fare is creative, inventive and satisfyingly scrumptious. Cheers to New South Flavor!

Our Bar

Our roots in Asheville (Beer City USA) and love of Southern cocktails have inspired our appreciation for the art of imbibing. Our bar specializes in the best craft beers we can find and the most inventive, scratch-made Southern cocktails we can imagine. That includes our three different Bloody Marys, including our Queen Mary– perfect for brunch!

Queen Bloody Mary with roasted yellow tomatoes and a killer garnish.
The original Tupelo Honey Café located in the heart of downtown Asheville.
APPALACHIAN BREAKFAST sausage, cider pork black-eyed peas, roasted onion, potato cracklins, two fried eggs
APPLE CIDER PORK BELLY HASH tarragon potato cracklins, two poached eggs
Home of Southern, fresh, scratch-made comfort food for the soul.
BANANA PUDDING LAYERED PANCAKES foster rum sauce
BEER CITY TRIPLE BURGER two Creekstone Farms hormone & antibiotic-free beef patties, slow-roasted pork confit, beer cheese sauce, on an Annie's Bakery Bun
DEBUTANTE DUCK CONFIT Goodnight Brother's country ham proscuitto, Gruyere cheese, two fried eggs, on challah bread
PORK CONFIT GRILLED CHEESE white cheddar, chipotle cranberry BBQ sauce on pumpernickel bread
Fresh southern scratch-made food started here.
RED FLANNEL HASH salt-roasted beets, herbed potato cracklins, two fried eggs, horseradish crema, onions
SOUTHERN SHAKSHUKA two baked eggs, goat cheese grits, avocado, creole sauce
SOCKEYE SALMON 'LOADED' GRIT CAKE goat cheese grits, red onion, capers, cream cheese, creme fraiche

Our Food

What constitutes “New South Flavors?” For us, it is begins with reverence for those time-honored Southern dishes, served up by wonderful home cooks for years. We respect the freshness, the flavors and the food itself, but we like to jazz it up a little by adding something deliciously unexpected to delight your palate. Our interpretation of traditional Southern fare is creative, inventive and satisfyingly scrumptious. Cheers to New South Flavor!

Our Bar

Our roots in Asheville (Beer City USA) and love of Southern cocktails have inspired our appreciation for the art of imbibing. Our bar specializes in the best craft beers we can find and the most inventive, scratch-made Southern cocktails we can imagine. That includes our three different Bloody Marys, including our Queen Mary– perfect for brunch!

 

Happy Hour