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Switzerland Cafe & General STR

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9440 Hwy 226A, Little Switzerland, NC 28749
+1 828-765-5289
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a little jewel of a place that a group of friends and I came across on a motorcycle trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway that has become one of our absolute favorite stop offs. The cafe is located just off the BRP in Little Switzerland, NC. I was so inspired by their Persian Chicken Salad the first time... More 

1 Thank Timothy C
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We were there during the leaf peeping season. Stopping after almost 5 hours on the parkway. I had the smoked bbq sandwich. My fiend had the mountain trout. Both were excellent. Both quite good. Visited next door at the "general store" a true "jot-em-down" general store.

1 Thank Lumbertontraveler
Lancaster, South Carolina
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138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Always make it a point to stop here when in the area. Love the atmosphere and the food, especially the soups.

1 Thank 798cherryd
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch before riding the Diamondback. Great service, friendly staff and good food. Would stop again. Nice little gift shop as well.

Thank Morgan B
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This place is so good!! Everything we have had here - from the trout, to the BBQ, to the "grown up" grilled cheese sandwiches - has been absolutely delicious! Lucky us for visiting in both the Spring and Fall when the cafe is open - great food, nice folks, and beautiful weather too. But go early - the place fills... More 

1 Thank Lou Ann S
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Stopped in town quickly for lunch and stumbled upon this place. It's right in the middle of the tiny town and has a cool general store attached. The waitstaff were very nice and the service was quick. The BBQ pulled pork sandwich was really good with their BBQ sauce, but that was outdone by a slice of their warm blueberry... More 

Thank Erik M
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We stumbled on this place just as it was closing and are so glad we did (and that they let us in). Honestly, we had the best meal of our holiday here - a roasted vegetable toasted sandwich and a slice of blueberry pie. Simple, but homemade and utterly delicious. The waitresses were lovely, too. If you get the chance,... More 

1 Thank SMGEssex
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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264 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A stop in Little Switzerland was our lunch goal during our drive on the parkway. We stopped by the very busy Switzerland Cafe and noticed the line for lunch. The wait was a very quick 10 minutes. I ordered the kale salad and my husband ordered the smoked trout BLT sandwich with potato salad. The kale salad was easily the... More 

1 Thank Levannah
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We drove up from Charlotte last weekend and loved it so much that we drove back up this weekend before they close for the winter. (I have heard Nov. but I have emailed them and I am waiting for a reply). Last week we took 226A (as they say... where can you find 190 steep, climbing curves in just 12... More 

Thank VDR928
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142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch while traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. Friendly, courteous staff. Food was tasty and affordable. Two had chicken salad sandwiches with potato salad. One had ham and cheese quiche with tossed salad. Another had pulled pork plate with baked beans, coleslaw, and cornbread. Shared dessert of lemon blueberry mascarpone cake. Awesome!

Thank jolyblonde

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9440 Hwy 226A, Little Switzerland, NC 28749
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Little Switzerland
  • Phone Number: +1 828-765-5289

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