13 Broadway St | Sunday-Thursday 7am-11pm Friday-Saturday 7am-12am

Old Europe Pastries in Asheville, NC

We strive to make you happy!


Bold flavors & a sweet atmosphere

For nearly 25 years, Old Europe Pastries in Asheville, NC has been providing locals and visitors alike with exceptional customer service, incredible pastries, and great coffee. Through the years, much has changed, but our goal has always remained the same: improving the day of everyone who walks through our door with sweet pastries and customer service!

Passion, People & Pastries



Passion, people and pastries are the cornerstones of Old Europe. We are passionate about everything we pour into our business, with a focus on excellent customer service, and pastries you’ll never forget. Whether you’re local to Asheville or planning a visit, we look forward to an opportunity to make your day better! Driven by a traditional European background, it is in Asheville, NC that Melinda Vetro and her son Bence have been able to truly see their dream of bringing joy to others through the creation of delicious desserts and great service come to fruition. Old Europe Pastries is so grateful for the support we’ve received while creating a foundation we’ve built and rebuilt in downtown Asheville since the early 1990’s.



Melinda Vetro, the woman behind all of the sweet creations and comforting atmosphere found at Old Europe, got her start learning to bake in pastry school while growing up in Hungary. After immigrating to the US with her then husband Zoltan, Melinda would bake cakes everyday for him to come home to. Instantly, Zoltan knew that these were no ordinary pastries, and they needed to be shared with the world. After touring the country, the couple eventually nestled in to the wonderful city of Asheville, NC. Soon after, they pulled together enough money to start Old Europe in 1994, establishing themselves as a staple in Asheville culture for locals and tourists alike. Melinda and her son Bence, who she opened the current location with when he was 16 years old, have maintained the passion for pastries and people that they opened the original café with almost 25 years ago. Thank you, Asheville!


Come enjoy the one of a kind Old Europe Pastries
in downtown Asheville, today!



You can expect kind hearted assistance, well crafted, scrumptious desserts and pastries, as well as excellent, locally roasted coffee. Our family owned and operated business with deep European roots welcomes all to enjoy everything Old Europe Pastries has to offer. Come in the morning for a slice of quiche to get your day started, or an eclair and coffee after a late night meal. Join us on Broadway at our one and only location in downtown Asheville! 



Old Europe Pastries, In The News!

We are so grateful for the many occasions we’ve been featured by local news outlets in the area over the years. It is a joyful experience to be so well received, having been voted “Best Desserts” by Mountain Xpress over several years. Check out the links below and enjoy reading about more of our history in beautiful Asheville!