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Taylor Books Cafe

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226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
+1 304-342-1461
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Charleston, West Virginia
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Worth the visit when in Charleston. Is primary a bookstore, but also has local art work for sale and a coffee bar lounge area to relax while enjoying your coffee.

Thank James D
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

After an early start on the road, Charleston was a great stop for gas and coffee. We were so happy to have gone thru the downtown and found parking on the street across from Taylor Books. Classic bookstore and so much more--great selection of cards and gifts! As well as a delicious latte!

Thank KSully52
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Just had to have an autographed book by Tony Caridi of his first childtens book, perfect, they ran out of inventory after I got mine but not too worry more on thenwsy, and they can get them signed by Tony too. Great gifts too if many many items. Plus great coffee shop to enjoy.

Thank Skip R
Daphne, Alabama
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I felt like I was back in college hanging out at a great bookstore with a gourmet coffee and good friends. I don't think you can be a stranger here.

Thank Terri G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were on a 8 hour road trip and needed a coffee pick me up around Charlestown. This was the perfect spot to stretch our legs, get some good quality coffee, and flip through books both new and used. Would also be a great place to pick up some unique gifts.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
LI, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Books, food, coffee, an art gallery, live music certain evenings.....so many reasons to drop in. Very popular with local people, Taylor's is also a "not to be missed" for visitors.

Thank NewYorknomad
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely my favorite spot in Charleston WV. I try to go weekly. It is an excellent coffee shop with good coffee and terrific ambiance. It is also the best place to get books in Charleston, they always have a good selection and will order whatever you need quickly.

Thank Jason L
Spring Hill, WV
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125 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you want a gift, a book, coffee, tea, cookies or want to listen to live music this is for you it is a great place and frequented by none other than the actress Jennifer Gardner and her husband you can inside or outside

Thank Judith R
Apalachicola, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I ate a pastry and drank one of the best cups of coffee ever while sitting in the dining area with a book written by a regional author. When I asked for help searching for other books that matched my interests, a very helpful and knowledgeable girl named Rachel took the time to guide my steps to some wonderful reads!... More 

Thank Jerry H
Springfield, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great for hanging out, reading, cafe food, and great art. Spacious with LOTS of books. Make a day of it!

Thank wendyrful

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 304-342-1461

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