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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 Join us for Happy Hour on Wednesdays for $3 drafts and build-your-own old fashioneds and champagne cocktails!

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  • 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 – 10 pm
    Fri & Sat: 9 am – 11 pm
    Brunch & Lunch: 9 am – 4 pm
    Dinner: 4 pm – Close
    Happy Hour: Wednesdays

  • 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!

Home of Southern, fresh, scratch-made comfort food for the soul.
Queen Bloody Mary with roasted yellow tomatoes and a killer garnish.
Tupelo Honey strives to use local artists to add to the communal spirit of our restaurant.
The original Tupelo Honey Café located in the heart of downtown Asheville.
Fresh southern scratch-made food started here.
Ashevile artist Simone Wilso

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