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Zest Cafe and Home Art

#214 of 1,114 Restaurants in Raleigh
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8831 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-2970
+1 919-848-4792
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10:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 20:30
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Had a girlfriends' lunch and ordered the Cubano. It was one of the tastiest Cuban sandwiches I've ever eaten! The bread was perfect; pork was juicy; side fruit was fresh and tasty. Their raspberry iced tea was superb! This place is Wow!

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Thank Cheryl R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

It was time for lunch and our friend suggested Zest--we had never been here! Oh, my, what a fabulous kale salad I had! Friendly staff and a cozy restaurant plus fun shop make this such a good stop!

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Thank chinanelsons
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Met girls there for a Saturday lunch. Great light fare. Good selection of sandwiches and salads; a few entrees. Had a great salad with greens, pear, figs, walnuts and blue cheese. Added a salmon cake and it was simple light and delicious. The catfish sandwich looked awesome and my friend who had been there several times before said she always... More 

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Thank Linda S
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

It is not often if ever, I give out a not so favorable review. But experience yesterday warrants a beware review. Went there to meet a friend I had not seen in a year, needed to catch up. We took our time to catch up and order our salads. It took close to 45 minutes to get our salads, while... More 

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Thank LordBentley
Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I went with a friend, we share the zesty platter of artichoke hummus, this was good and a large portion, although the pieces of artichoke hearts looked like they just had been put there, the pita bread was fresh and excellent. Then we shared cashew crusted boneless chicken breast with sweet potato fritters,this dish was barely edible, the potatoes were... More 

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Thank Nathalie S
North Carolina
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I resisted this place for the last year - not sure my hubby would have liked it - kind of light fare for ladies who lunch. But I have to admit it was very good. Really enjoyed my sandwich. Good veggie options. Relatively healthy fare.

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Thank Zenlibrarian
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Always an interesting menu, great for lunch and brunch as I always tend to find the menu on the lighter side. The have amazing salads and sandwhiches and great deserts too. Not to mention the gift shop inside is exquisite.

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Thank Lilli G
Waynesboro, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Incredibly slow service. My wife and I both got shrimp and grits. Grits were cool and shrimp under-done. Wife ordered hot chocolate afterwards, and it was room temperature. Won't be back.

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Thank scott r
Raleigh, North Carolina
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I went for lunch with my daughter and granddaughters. The person who seated us did a good job getting us a table. We waited almost 15 minutes for our waitress and then she was rather brusk. The food was fine but not really outstanding. It would have been nice if I was offered some parma cheese over my ravioli.

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Thank windsorsmom
Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Zest has great products for purchase in the "art" part of the business, but I'd say that my favorite item I ever found (and consumed) there is their tarragon chicken salad!

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Thank Lynda W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, International, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:30
Thursday
10:00 - 20:30
Friday
10:00 - 20:30
Saturday
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8831 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-2970
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-848-4792

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?