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Little Switzerland Books & Beans

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9426 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
+1 828-766-2601
08:00 - 17:00
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Columbus, IN
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing book store! Even if you aren't a reader you need to check it out! Several floors and full of books at every twist and turn. Beautiful woodwork! You can get coffee or hot chocolate and baked goods too. Comfy places to sit and relax. Lots of very old and rare books. I would love to live... More 

Thank Indymom1
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Anytime I visit, this is my daily stop for coffee and sometimes a pastry. Great coffee as well as just about any other form of coffee / tea you would want from a coffee shop. Awesome unique pastries that do not come across as your normal mass merchandise snacks you see in so many places. Friendly staff (considering I am... More 

Thank lf479
St. Maarten-St. Martin
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I enjoy books stores. This one has only or mostly rare first edition books for collectors or whoever seeks those relics. Not my thing but obviously appeals to others because it is still in business. Worth seeing.

Thank FredLawrence_NC
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

A real surprise with good food, coffee, local art, and used books. Close to The Switzerland Inn it is zest to visit and definitely worth stopping.

Thank Annie H
Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Had coffee and pastries here last week during our visit to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway. The place sells a wide variety of coffee (black, cappuccino, etc) and pastries (muffins, tarts, cakes) which we enjoyed for our breakfast.

Thank asmedeiros
Vero Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My wife and I stayed in Little Switzerland for a couple of days. After driving and visiting local attractions we were in need of a coffee. Books & Beans was a great place to kick back with a great caffe latte, visit with other travelers in a completely relaxed place. Yes there are a ton of books. When we go... More 

Thank Joe E
Johns Creek, Georgia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2016

They have outstanding coffee, pastries and other refreshments as well as several thousand books, some of which you probably haven't read. There are also some inexpensive and high-end local arts and crafts suitable for any dwelling modest or extravagant. There are many one-of-a-kind items there , knick-knacks, bags, funny gifts. The complex also has other shops such as a quilt... More 

Thank Michael O
Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great coffee and homemade pastries from Spruce Pine. Unique books, gifts and crafts in their upstairs shop. Super Friendly owners/employees strike up nice and genuine conversation. I'm glad we stopped here for coffee.

Thank Goozie40
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The high elevation on this particular visit found us shrouded in thick clouds all the way up the mountain, but the stop at this unique store was so worth it. Books, books everywhere and they are arranged in a most pleasant "old fashioned" way is the best way to put it. The coffee is good and desserts are yummy. Don't... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

First of all, it isn't really any kind of a bookstore. Old dusty used books reside in back. In front they are selling food and coffee. The desserts are stale and I asked the lady if they were homemade but it's easy to see they were not. There are signs everywhere about "no dogs", "Bathrooms for customers only", "you break... More 

Thank Zack M

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Restaurant Details

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Parking Available, Takeout
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Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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08:00 - 17:00
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08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9426 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Little Switzerland
  • Phone Number: +1 828-766-2601
This hidden gem high in the NC mountains has something for everyone! Voted Best Coffee on the Blue Ridge parkway, and Best in WNC. We use fresh beans from Beanwerks in Asheville, NC, but it's our spring water and beautiful antique espresso machine that make all the difference. Come by during your travels, peruse the 30,000+ books, antiques, local arts and crafts, and of course sip on your favorite coffee drink! NOW serving smoothies and frappes as well. Indoor seating by the antique fireplace, or outside seating on our covered front porch. Located next to the Switzerland Cafe, home of killer sandwiches, barbeque, salads, and soups.

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