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Taylor Books Cafe

226 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2206
+1 304-342-1461
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“book store” (13 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
7:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
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226 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2206
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great architecture. Great ambiance. Great selection of books, gifts, and coffee options. Limited food for breakfast. Egg quiche looked runny. Coffee was delicious. Muffin was decent. Guy working book area counter was helpful. Barista was not friendly. She never smiled. Or spoke unless required to....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tiffanie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun place to duck in to & spend some time, whether browsing their vast book & magazine collection or visiting their cafe. Everyone I ever encountered working there was friendly.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Kenneth M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Taylor Books. It is a fixture in our community. I meet friends here for coffee and conversation. I've had date night here to watch live music. I have family time here picking out books with my children. I love Taylor Books!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kimhE358OM
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This combination of coffee place / café with a book store was excellent! It was well worth the time browsing the books and gifts here that went along with an excellent cup of coffee. Probably not surprising since we're all avid readers, but our family...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Matt S
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

If you love books, magazines, travel, or food this is the place to begin exploring central West Virginia. Tremendous selection. Knowledgeable and friendly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Taylor Books truly feels like the heart of Charleston. Go there for an excellent collection of books, high quality WV arts and crafts, a great cup of coffee or espresso, and to be amongst like-minded people.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Laura B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Love to support a local business and buy my books here. They have a great selection of new and used books. Also fun to check out the adjacent art gallery and have a coffee or wine. The theater downstairs is the place to go to...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Taylor Books is a great bookstore with a very nice coffee shop. They have fresh snacks to go with the coffee - biscotti or sometimes muffins. And downstairs they have a small movie theater showing. Films that don’t appear in local theaters. Last week we...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank christine d
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Although there is a limited menu, the quality is great on every item. You can get a good cup of coffee, enjoy the free Wi-Fi, listen to the live music Friday and Saturday evenings, watch a movie some evenings, read a book or two, and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Deepay M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We like to go to Taylor books after eating dinner in Downtown Charleston. I usually get a Mocha and my wife switches her drink choices.

Date of visit: July 2018
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9 April 2016|
Response from Patty D | Reviewed this property |
I would phone them . I have only seen publicity in the local paper or on flyers at store.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2206
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 304-342-1461
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