At her warm and inviting café in historic North Asheville, Chef-Owner Cecilia Marchesini takes guests on a culinary tour of the many cultures that have influenced her since her childhood in Argentina.
Here you’ll find authentic homemade empanadas and crêpes (both savory and sweet) alongside tamales, soups, sandwiches, salads, and daily specials. Marchesini takes care to buy local ingredients whenever possible, such as the pork in her popular Cuban sandwich, the eggs in the La Paysanne crêpe (which also features turkey bacon, tomato, leeks, Swiss cheese and cream), or the vegetables found in numerous dishes. The restaurant offers a popular brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, along with carefully curated wines and handcrafted cocktails.
Be sure to check out the sister restaurant, La Guinguette, in Black Mountain, or the Ceci’s Culinary Tour food truck, regularly stationed at local breweries and farmers markets.