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Switzerland Cafe & General STR

9440 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
+1 828-765-5289
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (108 reviews)
“smoked trout” (23 reviews)
“quiche” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Soups, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
9440 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We started the day in Asheville and worked our way up the hill. We planned it out to come here for lunch. Upon entering we were welcomed by a great hello and a dessert case filled with heaven. As we were seated our server, Ashley...More

Thank davidalangb2018
LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow, thanks David! So glad you had a good visit. Come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never heard of a Smoked Trout BLT so I had to give it a try. I liked it! It was very good. The sandwich is served on a croissant, which is not my favorite bread, but I still enjoyed it. I ordered slaw...More

Thank Kim P
LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Kim! Please come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I got the salmon BLT and a friend got the trout BLT. Big mistake on both our parts. The fish is served cold and was not seasoned or flavored. If you go, avoid the fish BLT's.

Thank forrill04
LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Sorry that you were disappointed. As with most smoked fish, it is served chilled. It's not baked or fried or grilled. It's one of our specialties and usually very well received. I'm sorry if this wasn't explained properly. Hope you will try us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a perfect cafe. We had soup and quiche. Plus a salted caramel crunch cake. All divine. This is the place to stop and walk around. Work off all the great food!

Thank Jmooo
LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch and sat outside on dog friendly porch. Lunch was good (Rueben, French Dip) which were very good but desserts were the star of the show. We had blueberry pie a la mode and triple chocolate cake-fantastic. Service was good and good...More

2  Thank NaplesBeachBums2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I ate here on the 7th. I was very surprised at how rude the host was. She was eating while taking names with a dirty rag on her shoulder. Our wait wasn’t long, we were taken upstairs. There was only one waitress...More

Thank margeauxjen
finnagainbeginagain, Manager at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Margoux, I am the host that seated you. I do apologise for sneaking a bite of food while working. This is not a city. When customers come, we work. We work as long & hard as we possibly can. Sorry if that offends you. But...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on our ride on the Blue Ridge. I'm not sure how many other places there are to eat along the parkway (in the direction we were going) so I wanted to stop. First of all, Little Switzerland has nothing to do with Swizterland....More

Thank sconte
LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

As it happens, you were here on one of the busiest days of the year, and as one of the very few eating establishments on the Parkway, we serve hundreds of lunches a day in our small Cafe. So, a bit of wait isn't uncommon,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice country drive and happened upon. Great service! We love our food except I did not Ike the focaccia bread on the roasted veggie. It was too soggie. Potato and cole slaw were a bit bland but ok.BBQ was great. Dessert looked amazing. Just fun...More

Thank 30bonnieh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice quiet spot on the parkway. Probably the best turkey panini I’ve ever had! Service was great and could not have asked for better weather for lunch on the front porch.

Thank James B
LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks James. Come back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've passed by the Switzerland Cafe many times while on the Blue Ridge and always wanted to stop in. Now I wish I hadn't. First off, I seated myself like the sign said, and waited almost 10 minutes while being ignored by three different servers....More

Thank celainej1
finnagainbeginagain, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, that sounds like a terrible experience for you. We are so sorry. One of our owners normally stands in the dining room to watch for neglected customers and food that is not up to our standards. We,'re guessing that at that moment she was...More

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AlexHuynh5
7 July 2016|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
When you go, dont forget the homemade peanut butter pie!!
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ddnbets
11 July 2015|
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Response from loraclare | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are more than welcome on the patio! We do have draft beer on occasion, although our strength is in the large selection of bottled brews. Hope to see you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 16:00
Monday
10:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 16:00
Thursday
10:30 - 16:00
Friday
10:30 - 16:00
Saturday
10:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9440 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Little Switzerland
  • Phone Number: +1 828-765-5289
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Description
Seasonal restaurant located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Open Easter through October
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