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Little Switzerland Books & Beans

9426 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
+1 828-766-2601
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

At a time when online book retail is the standard, this place offers up a reason to NEVER shop online for books again! What a find and surprisingly large selection from what you might think at first glance of the storefront. Friendly and helpful service...More

Thank FP29ml
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here on a motorcycle trip through the BRP for a coffee and to stretch the legs. The staff was great, the coffee was great, and you could spend hours perusing their books and art. This is a hidden gem!

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of books, beautiful pastries, many gift items and "treasures to find". Unique items here. I bought several gifts for upcoming occasions.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Nice little store but this whole town had 3 buildings and a post office. Not ready for prime time! Couple of older hotels and two good restaurants with a view.

Thank richard s
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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 1 August 2018

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

Thank rodgerk943
Reviewed 1 August 2018

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 30 July 2018

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 22 July 2018 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

1  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!

1  Thank Carol M
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Restaurant Details

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