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Taylor Books Cafe

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226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
+1 304-342-1461
07:00 - 22:00
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All hours
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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Daphne, Alabama
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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
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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
Waterloo, Canada
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307 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

When you think of large bookstores and coffee bars inside you usually think of the big box chain, but here in Charleston WV, Taylor Books Cafe has been doing it a lot longer. The mix of subjects, the variety of additional items for sale, the used book area, recycling the printed word inexpensively and the coffee bar/Cafe is in keeping... More 

Thank Aegiss1
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Definitely make the trip to check-out this bookstore. Really great stuff inside and the coffee bar is surprisingly good. We went back the next day after our first visit because we couldn't spend enough time here.

Thank Johnathan N
Charleston, WV
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Taylor Books is THE must-go place in Charleston. It has something for everyone of all ages and interests. Art, literature, refreshments, and a constant parade of interesting clientele. Not to be missed, this place should be in every town, everywhere.

Thank HaveTimeWillTravel13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?