The Mother Ship
This is the Mother Ship, where Tupelo Honey Cafe began in 2000. We believe it’s a magical place with magical food inspired by the magical South. We take our cue from fresh ingredients from our Blue Ridge Mountains and put them at the heart of what we serve.
12 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Rankin Street Garage
Wall Street Garage
Metered Street Parking
Our Downtown Asheville Home
Come for our fresh, scratch-made Southern comfort food, of course, 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.
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, add 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 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!
Our Community Partners & Events
We believe in being a part of our communities. We also believe in paying it forward. So we plug into elementary schools, community gardens and urban farms and organizations supporting underserved women, children and families.
Check out some of our community partnerships here: