Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen

1854 Brevard Rd, Arden NC 28704

Under $25 Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room Outdoor Seating

WELCOME TO OUR AFTERNOON TEA RESERVATION SYSTEM! Tea Time is at 2pm on any open business day. Later tea times available Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays only. If needing to make a reservation for groups of 8+, please e-mail [email protected] *** PLEASE NOTE ANY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS, FOOD ALLERGIES, OR # OF CHILDREN IN PARTY IN "OCCASION/REQUEST" WHEN MAKING A RESERVATION **** While we are happy to offer Gluten-Free items, our kitchen is not a gluten-free environment. We urge all guests with serious food allergies or dietary restrictions to get in touch personally with a manager before dining with us.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 1854 Brevard Rd, Arden NC 28704
  • Cross Street: Holly Acres Drive
  • Cuisine: American | Desserts | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Other |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 15.00 |
  • Phone: (828) 676-3870
  • Features: Catering Services, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Healthy Options, Cooking Classes, BYOB, Free Wi-Fi, Tea Service, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Business Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion,

  Events & Special Hours

Family Meal: Art Dinner
March 5, 2021
Dinner 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. |  
Mothers' Day Afternoon Tea
May 9, 2021
Lunch 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. |  

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
All Day - Restaurant 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Thursday
Event - Restaurant 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Saturday
Lunch - Restaurant 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Sunday
Closed - Restaurant

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We are a casual tea room - while we are delighted when guests dress up or don hats, it is certainly not required.
We're happy to accommodate you! Please note any and all dietary restrictions or food allergies in the "OCCASION/REQUEST" box when making a reservation! Gluten-Free and Vegan or Dairy-Free tea service is available for an extra $2/person. Please note: while we are happy to offer Gluten-Free items, our kitchen is not a gluten-free environment. We urge all guests with serious food allergies or dietary restrictions to get in touch personally with a manager before dining with us.
We require credit card information upon booking to help us prevent no-shows and wasted food / reservation space. Any cancellation up to 48hours prior to the reservation date incurs no penalty. Cancellations within 48 hours of the reservation date that are unable to filled by the waiting list incur a $10/person fee. No-shows are charged the full price of tea service, per person.
We are located in an old stone house, set back from the road a little bit at 1854 Brevard Road (Rt. 191) in Arden. We are about 15 minutes south of downtown Asheville, about 10 minutes north of the AVL Airport, and about 2 miles south of the NC Arboretum.
Of course! Well-behaved children are welcome, and we offer a children's tea service for half price. They receive a pot of tea (or lemonade, or hot cocoa, etc.) plus scones and shortbread cookies, but just 2 finger sandwiches and 2 desserts instead of the usual 4 each. Please indicate the number of children below 10 years of age in the "REQUEST" box when making a reservation!
Of course! We welcome bridal showers, baby showers, bachelorette parties... or any sort of celebration, really! Please e-mail [email protected] with a date and approximate number of guests for more information!
For the most part, yes. However, we admittedly and proudly have thrown a few southern "twists" into what is known as traditional tea service. We promote a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere that is not stuffy or too prim-and-proper, so as to maximize the enjoyment of an afternoon savoring tea and homemade treats.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 22, 2021
Jessica C.

I love this place and the food is fabulous. They are taking precautions seriously while maintaining great service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 04, 2021
Genell A.

Excellent atmosphere, food, and customer service. I recommend a few more hearty items (like the sandwiches). I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 04, 2021
Melanie M.

I absolutely love having this gem of a restaurant right down the road. We love having afternoon tea here. They change up the offerings seasonally so there is always something new to try. Just a lovely, relaxed tea experience.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 15, 2020
Lynn O.

The food is excellent and creative, the servers are efficient and friendly. Inside the restaurant is cozy but it is wonderful to be able to sit out on the deck or in the side yard. Everything is clean and all safety protocols are adhered to. My favorite place to eat.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 01, 2020
Taylor P.

We had an amazing time at Ivory Road! The food and service was amazing! Really appreciated the chef coming to the table to say hi as well. Will definitely go to another event at this cute coffee shop!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 24, 2020
Christine B.

What a wonderful afternoon! Very enjoyable!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Tonya O.

I am 100% in love with Ivory Road! I’m so thankful I found this perfect little gem tucked away in Arden. We had a bridal shower afternoon tea and it couldn’t have been more perfect. The staff/owner are so accommodating and friendly. The food and drinks are delicious, and the place is adorable. Thank you all for helping me make my niece a very happy bride to be! PS: I will be in soon for more chicken salad to go!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2020
Melina B.

We had a wonderful time and sat at a lovely table while enjoying a delightful and delicious tea. I came with two friends for the first time to check out Ivory Road as a possible location to host my daughter’s bridal shower. The charm of the restaurant and kindness of the staff, coupled with the deliciousness of each bite made Ivory Road a definite yes!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2020
Amy D.

Had a great time at Ivory Road for our bridal luncheon. Great service, food, and loved the vibe of the restaurant.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 24, 2020
wenli L.

I really enjoyed having afternoon tea at Ivory Road Cafe. We went on a Tuesday so we had the tea room all to ourselves and the Ginger Orange Peach Black tea was so delicious. Our waitress was really friendly and took good care of us checking on us a couple of times of make sure we were enjoying everything. All the desserts were yummy as well and I really loved the chocolate mint scone with some clotted cream on top. We never felt rushed and with the food and ambiance it was definitely worth it booking here! We even got a to go box because we couldn't finish everything.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 22, 2020
Pat W.

I just love getting away with friends and relaxing with tea and snacks. The food is always great. Nothing needs to change for me.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2020
Angela Leigh T.

We absolutely love Ivory Road Café & it has quickly become our favorite local restaurant! The creative menu is always so delicious and the service is warm and friendly. We highly recommend the dinner series events And the Franklin Panini for lunch!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Mary C.

We enjoyed a wonderful experience at afternoon tea yesterday at the Ivory Cafe. Service was prompt & efficient, our view was beautiful & the savories & sweets were AMAZING! We recently went to tea in a major U. S. city & found the Ivory Cafe’ to be superior. The price is the most reasonable I’ve ever heard of for an afternoon tea (so you may tip your server extra well!). If you’ve never experienced afternoon tea, try this charming establishment; you won’t be disappointed! Thank you, Ivory Cafe’!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Mary M.

Thank you for a delicious dinner, it has been a long time since we have been out to eat and we thoroughly enjoyed it.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2020
Lara E.

I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Susan H.

A great dinner! Everything was delicious. Service was awesome. We look forward to the next dinner!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Brooke B.

I had a great tea time experience at ivory road and can not wait to go back! The staff were all friendly and very sweet to my 8mo daughter. They had a great tea selection. It was an adorable tea time setup. The food we got was amazing and I can’t wait to try more. I look forward to my next visit!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2020
Elizabeth F.

What a wonderful and safely managed dinner and evening. The food was absolutely fantastic. We will be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Lynne T.

I love these dinner events at Ivory Road. So fun to try new items I would never order on my own. The presentation of the food, as well as the taste, are amazing


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Margaret Z.

The soup was not great but the rest of the dinner was wonderful. We were unable to get a table outside but will think to reserve one next time. Wine, Chardonnay, was very good especially for the price. The service and ambiance are the best!!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Patty M.

A meal prepared by Ivory Road Cafe never disappoints. Quaint relaxing surroundings, wonderful staff and service, phenomenal food. My favorite place.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2020
Merideth L.

Creative menu with excellent wine pairings for this special dinner. Just what was needed at this COVID-weary time.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 28, 2020
Amanda J.

Great experience!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 10, 2021
Helen D.

Room was so cold out teas and some food was cold after a few minutes. Too long between 1st and 2nd course.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 30, 2020
Doris B.

Quaint little tea room. Very pretty and the food was good.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2020
Robin S.

Delicious, lovely wine pairings.