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Little Switzerland Books & Beans

9426 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
+1 828-766-2601
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pastry” (7 reviews)
“book store” (9 reviews)
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9426 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in and looked around. A lot of old books and things but nothing that caught my eye. Was somewhat crowded with stuff sitting around.

Thank prayerpower4u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped after going to little switzerland genreal store,if you like books they got everything under the sun

Thank rodgerk943
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rambling book shop on various levels in attached buildings. Offered good, hot coffee and cute gifts. Watch your step and pick up a treasure.

Thank enkimo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved their selection of books and unique gifts, along with the coffee and pastries. This place is what book shops used to be - quirky, off the beaten path, and creative.

Thank 460dianec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A cute place to browse and pick up used books and small gifts. However, mostly wrote this review because here I had the best latte I ever had (almond milk caramel latte). Still amazed by it. Went back a second time before I left for...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Vast selection of books new and used..real literature! Books about the area too. The pastry selection looked fabulous - muffin was delish! Real coffee! If you love books and coffee - a must stop in Little Switzerland!

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Glad we stopped in here. It was fun looking at all the books, I’m such a nerd when it comes to books. Got to enjoy a cold coffee while exploring the building.

Thank margeauxjen
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Quaint little town with a few shops and a very nice cafe. The pest turkey panini I ever had! The book store was impressive, never see so many old books and not be in a library.

Thank James B
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

The books are an interesting assortment and fun to browse before purchasing. The coffee drinks are great. There is an upstairs with various local art and crafts that are very well done. When in Little Switzerland this is a must stop.

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Quaint little bookshop with tons of new and used books in several rooms. Charming. Also have gifts and drinks available for purchase. For anyone who loves to get lost in stacks of books, this is your place

Thank Julie S
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
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08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9426 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Little Switzerland
  • Phone Number: +1 828-766-2601
This hidden gem high in the NC mountains has something for everyone! Voted Best Coffee on the Blue Ridge parkway, and Best in WNC. We use fresh beans from Beanwerks in Asheville, NC, but it's our spring water and beautiful antique espresso machine that make all the difference. Come by during your travels, peruse the 30,000+ books, antiques, local arts and crafts, and of course sip on your favorite coffee drink! NOW serving smoothies and frappes as well. Indoor seating by the antique fireplace, or outside seating on our covered front porch. Located next to the Switzerland Cafe, home of killer sandwiches, barbeque, salads, and soups.
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