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Little Switzerland Books & Beans

9426 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
+1 828-766-2601
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“beans” (12 reviews)
“pastry” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
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08:00 - 17:00All hours
9426 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Charming and cozy shop! Warm fireplace burned while browsing the book selection. Delicious coffee, homemade desserts and cheeses! Lovely art for sale by locals. Super friendly staff!

Thank cruehrmund
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We stopped in for an afternoon coffee after a day of hiking and were so pleasantly surprised! Great little curio shop and book shop. The coffee and the home made sweets were really great in fact we made a point to stop in the next...More

Thank BaldnRed
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We took a wrong turn off of the Parkway and found this jewel. Had wonderful Coffee along with expresso. They also had some great baked goods, that were home made. Great Staff and lots and lots of books, had we the time would have spent...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I don’t know why my husband and I thought Little Switzerland was more then a blink of a town, so it came as a bit of a surprise that that’s all it actually is. It’s a snaking, winding ride straight up and there nestled in...More

Thank zeekgas
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Small but cute, some muffins and beverages available. Nice place to browse and find a good book to read in the evening! Grassy Creek Falls are just a short walk away!

Thank 4travelfan
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Not only did I find a great cup of coffee AND a sweet treat AND the perfect waterfall print...I also spent the late afternoon wandering through rows and rows of books, old books and new books. I found the perfect coffee table book about North...More

Thank pastorpam2017
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Loved this bookstore! You walk in with the decadent smell of coffee and turn the corner and enjoy the smell of books. What could be better? I also loved the Chai Tea Latte. We will return!

Thank shawnsusanbrown
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Cute little coffee shop and delicious coffee with great selections! Also have cute shops! Lots and lots of books!

Thank Juanita R
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Books & Beans on a Sunday afternoon. Good selection of quilt squares, lots of different books to choose from. Very quaint

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

So this is a quaint bookstore/coffee shop and local artists gallery upstairs. This really cute gal Tamara has quite a selection of pastries, that can be devoured while enjoying a vast collection of fine literature. All in a lovely mountain setting!

Thank ron r
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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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