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Taylor Books Cafe

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226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
+1 304-342-1461
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a must for those of you who like excellent books and magazines, clever gifts, art, great coffee and homemade food that goes with coffee. Great atmosphere to hang out.

Thank Perri Z
san francisco, california
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very cute bookstore that carries a nice selection of new and used books as well as local art. The coffee shop has yummy coffee and the space is inviting.

Thank onshapiro
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love books and bookstores so much (I know it sounds nerdy) but this is one of the best places to visit. We spent over an hour in there looking at all the selections of books. Their used book section is huge, it was impossible to leave without buying a few books!

Thank dmpowers22
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've tried to like coffee for 30 years. It always smells so good but always tastes terrible. I tried coffee, cappuccino, lattes, and every flavored creamer, milk and sugar out there and never liked any of it. I ordered the Milky Way Latte' with extra caramel and LOVED IT!!!!!! Will be back definitely!

Thank Ladygracie
Charleston, West Virginia
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This shop has a great variety of magazines and books as well as a great coffee shop. There are a number of tables and chairs both inside and out to relax and enjoy coffee and "people watch" on Capital Street.

Thank cryoung2
Charleston, West Virginia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Worth the visit when in Charleston. Is primary a bookstore, but also has local art work for sale and a coffee bar lounge area to relax while enjoying your coffee.

Thank James D
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

After an early start on the road, Charleston was a great stop for gas and coffee. We were so happy to have gone thru the downtown and found parking on the street across from Taylor Books. Classic bookstore and so much more--great selection of cards and gifts! As well as a delicious latte!

Thank KSully52
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Just had to have an autographed book by Tony Caridi of his first childtens book, perfect, they ran out of inventory after I got mine but not too worry more on thenwsy, and they can get them signed by Tony too. Great gifts too if many many items. Plus great coffee shop to enjoy.

Thank Skip R
Daphne, Alabama
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I felt like I was back in college hanging out at a great bookstore with a gourmet coffee and good friends. I don't think you can be a stranger here.

Thank Terri G
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We were on a 8 hour road trip and needed a coffee pick me up around Charlestown. This was the perfect spot to stretch our legs, get some good quality coffee, and flip through books both new and used. Would also be a great place to pick up some unique gifts.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, American
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 304-342-1461

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