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Taylor Books Cafe

226 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2206
+1 304-342-1461
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastry” (2 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“book store” (12 reviews)
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Cafe, American
226 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2206
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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...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Books, food, coffee, an art gallery, live music certain evenings.....so many reasons to drop in. Very popular with local people, Taylor's is also a "not to be missed" for visitors.

Thank NewYorknomad
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely my favorite spot in Charleston WV. I try to go weekly. It is an excellent coffee shop with good coffee and terrific ambiance. It is also the best place to get books in Charleston, they always have a good selection and will order whatever...More

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you want a gift, a book, coffee, tea, cookies or want to listen to live music this is for you it is a great place and frequented by none other than the actress Jennifer Gardner and her husband you can inside or outside

Thank Judith R
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I ate a pastry and drank one of the best cups of coffee ever while sitting in the dining area with a book written by a regional author. When I asked for help searching for other books that matched my interests, a very helpful and...More

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Great for hanging out, reading, cafe food, and great art. Spacious with LOTS of books. Make a day of it!

Thank wendyrful
Reviewed 18 September 2016

When you think of large bookstores and coffee bars inside you usually think of the big box chain, but here in Charleston WV, Taylor Books Cafe has been doing it a lot longer. The mix of subjects, the variety of additional items for sale, the...More

Thank Aegiss1
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Definitely make the trip to check-out this bookstore. Really great stuff inside and the coffee bar is surprisingly good. We went back the next day after our first visit because we couldn't spend enough time here.

Thank Johnathan N
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Taylor Books is THE must-go place in Charleston. It has something for everyone of all ages and interests. Art, literature, refreshments, and a constant parade of interesting clientele. Not to be missed, this place should be in every town, everywhere.

Thank HaveTimeWillTravel13
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wonderful place to browse both books and local art. Live music some nights. Also has a selection of used books for sale.

Thank Beverly B
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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
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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