Is there any meal that’s better than breakfast? I mean, come on. It’s the first meal you eat, it sets your pace for the day, and it’s the perfect paring of hearty, sweet, and savory.
Restaurant: Biscuit Head, Biltmore Avenue
Location: 417 Biltmore Ave, Ste 4F Asheville, NC 28801
Price Range: $$ ($11 – $30)
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While in Asheville we were on the hunt for a delicious and simple breakfast spot. After getting some suggestions from friends, and searching around yelp, all we could find were spots downtown that had really long wait times. I did a little searching online and came across a fun article by Bon Appetit Magazine and decided to give one of their suggestions a try. After a lot of searching, pondering, and debating, we ended up putting Biscuit Head in our GPS and ended up at their unassuming Biltmore Avenue location.
After pulling up to the restaurant we were a little skeptical to give this restaurant a try. It was raining out, it was a little chilly, and there was a VERY long line coming out of the door. I don’t like lines, I’m not a huge fan or rain, and because we were traveling in the end of April I was hoping for higher temperatures. I complained a little, sent my husband to get in line, and I parked the car. I decided that I needed to figure out why people felt the need to commit to eating at this restaurant.
My oh my… I’m so glad we decided to eat here. The restaurant is designed to have a line. The space inside is pretty small so by time you get to the front of the line and pay for your food, someone else is leaving space at an empty table (kind of like the lines at Chipotle). We made it inside pretty quickly and were greeted by so many happy faces!
At the door entrance there was a chalkboard that read cat head biscuits. I had no idea what that meant until I was served my food.
The biscuits here are HUGE and super filling. I ordered the Mimosa Fried Chicken Biscuit with a double shot of espresso. William ordered the Fried Catfish Biscuit and a regular coffee.
After ordering we were given our number and were directed to take a seat anywhere we liked. We ended up sitting a the communal table. William sat on the side with chairs and I sat on the side with the bench. I’ll admit it was a little difficult to get in and out of my seat so William was in charge of getting any jelly, water, or coffee refills.
… Speaking of Jelly. They have an amazing jelly bar for you to try out. Customers can purchase jelly, sauces, and biscuit mix to use at home.
Our food was prepared and out to our seats in less than 10 minutes. Like I said before, the biscuits are huge and very filling. Both biscuits were absolutely amazing. I liked William’s catfist biscuit the best (even though I’m not a fan of catfish). The poached eggs that topped our biscuits were cooked perfectly as well.
If you’re in Asheville and are looking for a delicious, carb loaded breakfast spot, please check out Biscuit Head! It’s worth the (short) wait and I promise you will not leave hungry.