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Taylor Books Cafe

226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
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Ranked #13 of 252 Restaurants in Charleston
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Dessert
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93% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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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Hudson, Ohio, USA
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This bookshop is located on a picture perfect street that reminds you of something in a movie. This is a great locally owned bookshop that offers a wonderful variety of books and beautiful art by local artists. You could easily spend at least two hours in this shop!

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Charleston, WV
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I try to go to Taylor Books at least once a week. The place is wonderful, and it is so rare to be able to visit a local bookstore in the 21st Century. You forget what it is like to just browse books - and this place is cozy, has great coffee (and wine at night) and an art gallery... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My favorite little bookshop! A cafe, bookstore, art gallery and generally ecclectic place to be! This store is very unique in comparison to other stores in the area. They sell a different variety of books not found in B&N or Walden's. The art gallerty features local artists and state-wide artists at a absolutely affordable rate. This includes Glasgow glass, which... More

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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288 reviews 288 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My colleague and I had some free time during a business trip so we decided to walk around Charleston. The front desk person at the Marriott told us that if we got the chance to stop by Taylors we should. Taylor’s is divided into three sections. First, there is a bookstore. If want to peruse a classic bookstore that is... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I stopped here with a co-worker in the morning. He was buying coffee, I just browsed the store. Very nice selection of books. Coffee bar looks similar to starbucks or any coffee bar.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stopped in to browse while we were waiting for our pizzas to cook next door at Pies and Pints. Very nice staff and atmosphere. Great selection of books, and many people seemed to be enjoying their coffee and desserts.

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