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Switzerland Cafe & General STR

9440 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
+1 828-765-5289
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (119 reviews)
“smoked trout” (27 reviews)
“quiche” (37 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9440 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not run of the mill menu items. Everything is fresh. I didn't try the desert's but they looked delicious. Atmosphere? What can I say? You are in the Blue Ridge mountains, and can dine outside. They have a friendly staff at a quaint little restaurant....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rude8621
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

This little cafe has great food and atmosphere. While I was there the place was packed. I had the smoked salmon BLT with a side of potato salad. The salmon was smoked perfectly and the bacon was very good also. The best sandwich I’ve had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Smanuzi
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a combo general store and cafe. We didn't eat there but the food smelled good. The store had snacks, drinks, T-shirts and some interesting souvenirs. The folks in the store were friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MikeGA19591982
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We ate in the Little Switzerland Café some 18 years ago on a trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just off the parkway, it offered a convenient pause for lunch. Once inside we were delighted to find quality food and a scrumptious array of home-made...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Stopped here for lunch after gem mining at Emerald Village. My pals got hot soup and grilled cheese, I got kale salad. All 3 dishes were really tasty-and I usually HATE kale, but I felt the need for something green. Dressings were delicious, and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank transplanted2016
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Always great food, service, and friendly folks: as locals, we look forward to their opening in the spring and despair when they close for the season in the fall. Do drop in.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Barbara A
Reviewed November 3, 2018

This is such a quaint area right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. We stopped here for a break (after driving in the fog for quite a while) and to get lunch. We had a short wait to get in as the restaurant is small, but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LeslieinTN
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

BEST food ever!!! The mushroom soup is to die for. Everything is homemade and very health conscious. Lots of locals eat here, so you know it's good. The owners are great and the staff are very helpful. Guaranteed freshness and just plain good.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Exploration194686
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We went to eat several years back and were delight to be able to eat there again on 10/27/18. The food was better than we remembered and the staff and owner were very friendly. I would highly recommend this place. I don't think you will...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lazeyboy
LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thanks so much! We appreciate you!

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch about 2 pm. Restaurant is very small and extremely busy. There were empty tables on porch but were not told we could eat there. It was a beautiful day and would have enjoyed eating outside. We were told half hour...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Mrharley
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July 29, 2018|
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Response from davidrF8581MV | Reviewed this property |
When you go, dont forget the homemade peanut butter pie!!
July 11, 2015|
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Response from loraclare | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are more than welcome on the patio! We do have draft beer on occasion, although our strength is in the large selection of bottled brews. Hope to see you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9440 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Little Switzerland
  • Phone Number: +1 828-765-5289
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Seasonal restaurant located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Open Easter through October
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