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Moravian Book Shop

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428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
+1 610-691-6619
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Dayton, Ohio
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We tracked this place down while looking for places to eat in Bethlehem. This showed up as a restaurant, but is really a store that has a cafe... that is currently closed. Given that, I can't comment on this place as a restaurant. However, we spent a good half hour or so with my family exploring the book store and... More 

1 Thank spazzyjanet
Ithaca, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

A very nice selection of coffee,salads,sandwiches and desserts is right in the shop. I enjoyed taking a break while considering how to whittle down my wish list of books and gifts.

1 Thank pdematte
Boone, North Carolina
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

My family of six ate here for a late lunch during the week of Christmas. We were one of only a few people dining in the cafe, but our order was mixed up and took quite a while to arrive at our table. The food, acorn squash soup; kale, sausage, and white bean soup; and chicken paninis were fine, but... More 

Thank Christina M
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

I've always loved the Moravian Book Shop, and now there's a cafe inside. Vegan and GF offerings; soups of the day (for example: GF cauliflower, GF parsnip and apple), paninis (about $8 each), salads (about $8 each)...you can get a small soup and salad and a great cup of coffee--For a wonderful Sunday, catch a sermon and sing a hymn... More 

Thank oliver57
West Chester, PA
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164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

This is so much more than a deli! Delicious food and really great friendly service. I enjoyed the tasty veggie burger while my husband ate his yummy soup and sandwich. The desserts looked wonderful but we didn't have room! We really enjoyed this place - not fancy just good food! You won't be disappointed

Thank padingo
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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361 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Quickly seated, delightful menu and service and the food was delicious. Wonderful vegetarian choices. The soup was warm and wonderful. I will definitely go back.

Thank BBBBTravel
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,892 reviews
637 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,869 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013

This cafe used to be one of our favorite lunch spots in downtown Bethlehem There was a wide variety of delicious soups, quiches, sandwiches. The ownership of the cafe changed hands a few years ago and now the lunch space is barren with a few choices of mediocre food. There is coffee and cookies and some choices of soup (2)... More 

1 Thank Pnemiller
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

A slice of heaven nestled on a charming Main St. The gift shop connected to the bookstore is a great resource for unique gifts. The book store itself is old world and delightful. They offer many book signings and events. GO!

Thank Mamapez
Orono, Maine
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

The prices were very reasonable, and the food was delicious. And they have breakfast all day! Not a lot of seating, but they do a good job of segregating the eating area from the rest of the bookstore. One con: they need a restroom with multiple stalls, though, and someone to attend to it more regularly.

Thank Oronian
Pennsylvania, USA
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Great, interesting place to eat. Food was great with fast service.

Thank Phillipe11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: +1 610-691-6619

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