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Taylor Books Cafe

American, Coffee Shop, Dessert
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226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
304-342-1461
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great place to enjoy coffee, people, books, people watching from the window and live music on week ends!! There is limited food (sweets mainly) and it's usually very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Debbie E
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Charleston, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to enjoy coffee, people, books, people watching from the window and live music on week ends!! There is limited food (sweets mainly) and it's usually very good.

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Barrington, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Independent book store like they should be. Coffees, bakery, music in the evening, craft beers and wines and now a used book section. Local artist gallery as well. Every trip to Charleston includes a stop at Taylor Books Café!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

lovely book shop, gallery, pottery studio, second-hand bookshop and cafe. Has a wonderful selection of books, magazines, cards, crafts, coffee, beer and wine. I visited on a saturday evening when there was live music and a great atmosphere

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West Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nothing to dislike. Live music several times a week, great beverage offerings from coffee to hot coco to beer and wine. Good soups, sandwiches, salads and deserts, and a great selection of all types of books from kids to adult to cooking. You can also pick up your Mountain State tickets here, do a little shopping in the art gallery,... More 

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Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This bookstore is a "shop around the corner" gem. It has a large selection of books and magazines in a space that is warm and inviting from the original brick walls to the wooden floor. We also got a great cup of coffee to sip while we perused the store. This is on Capitol Street - an area you can't... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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303 reviews 303 reviews
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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Located on Capitol Street. Parking difficult. Taylor Books is a unique independent book store, in the mold of Square Books in Oxford MS, or The Tattered Cover in Denver. It's a great local hangout, with music, book signings, and is a fantastic place to browse for 10 minutes or a couple of hours. The cafe serves a fairly stripped down... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Did a book signing there in July and was thrilled with the space, the gallery and the staff. Excellent latte, and the baked goods were very fresh and tasty. Hidden gem in the middle of charleston.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In morning...get your favorite latte, express or coffee with a homemade scone. In the afternoon, after lunch, when you have been trying to stay awake...get your favorite latte, expresso or coffee. On fri and or sat evenings, hang around with other old hippies, young hippies, minimalists, or whomever you choose to go with to listen to local vocals music, have... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I start almost every weekday with friends having coffee and a scone or muffin at Taylor Books. It is a wonderful place to kill some time and have a great cup of coffee. They actually have some interesting weekend events and a pretty darn good wine selection and there own make of draft beer.

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Glen Allen, Va
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by and had a glass of wine and beer while we waited for a table at a nearby restaurant. Really cool place. Good selection of books. Negative everyone working there has a snotty attitude-didn't care for that. Would go again and just ignore the attitudes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 304-342-1461

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?