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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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Today
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
Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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  • 22
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Meeting Downtown

I love this coffee shop/book store. It's just a fun and relaxing place to be. Today I enjoyed the no-bake cookie. It was awesome.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
alainamoore
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Durham, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This place was okay. My latte was not very hot, but I've only been once. There is 15 parking right up the street, so it didn't take me long to run and grab something. Neat maps and decor.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I love this coffee shop/book store. It's just a fun and relaxing place to be. Today I enjoyed the no-bake cookie. It was awesome.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Does not feature an extensive menu, but the atmosphere is wonderfully eclectic. The combo of used books, new titles and artwork can seduce you to while away the hours here.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

When I graduated from college and was looking into a job, I spent hours upon hours in the comfy chair by the window with my own little lamp, table, and electrical outlet station. I could search the web for the next step on my journey on their free wi-fi and never have to worry about any of my electronics dying... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Perhaps not the biggest or best place for food itself in Charleston, but it is very nice to come in for a cup of coffee or tea, a little something to eat (like the tiramisu), and to sit surrounded by books and the soft murmur of other readers. If you're so inclined, you might even take a seat by the... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
85 helpful votes 85 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?