We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great small town restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop
385 W Main St, Sylva, NC 28779-5563
828-586-2013
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #16 of 62 Restaurants in Sylva
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop
Restaurant details
Cherokee, North Carolina
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great small town restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Its just a dive diner but the food is good, the service is good & the price is right! We eat here whenever we can.

Visited June 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

38 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    18
    12
    7
    0
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Columbia, SC
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Perfect for what it is!!! Breakfast recommended.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This is a 80+ year old Coffee Shop - short order cook style restaurant with pictures of Johnny Cash, Willy Nelson, John Wayne on the wall. For a few dollars you get a great breakfast and all the coffee you can drink! I have been traveling to Sylva NC for 30 years now and only just discovered this place -- wish I had tried it sooner!! Not fancy or high-end -- just a plane diner/coffee shop atmosphere with lots of locals. Try one of the omelets and throw in a side of fried bologna.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Waynesville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“great little old time breakfast place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

I can see all the "real" locals there, baseball caps, etc.

Visited October 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Franklin, North Carolina
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Never a bad meal here in over 30 years”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

This is one of the best little restaurants in the Smokies! I have been eating here ever since I met my husband over 30 years ago. His family owned the gas station that used to be across the street, and it was a Saturday morning ritual to ease over there and get breakfast.

No matter what time of day you go, the food is cooked fresh, the service is great and you can't beat the prices. Not once have I ever received a bad meal or had to send anything back!

Visited April 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Been there forever good home cooking.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

If you want simple home cooking this is the place the locals eat.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Coffee Shop also viewed

Sylva, Jackson County
Sylva, Jackson County
 
Sylva, Jackson County
Sylva, Jackson County
 

Been to The Coffee Shop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Coffee Shop, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.