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Taylor Books Cafe

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226 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2206
+1 304-342-1461
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastry” (2 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“book store” (12 reviews)
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226 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2206
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in Charleston WV for almost 10 years and this little Independent locally owned bookstore was one of the highlights of downtown. Nice bookstore, cafe and community gathering place. Added a used book swap section in the last few years which I used a...More

Thank Todd G
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Came here after dinner next door. Got one of their specialty coffees - mint mocha. Half foam and couldn’t taste much mint. Otherwise the bookstore is great. Quality live music in the cafe. Wish I could give this place a higher rating because I really...More

Thank H L
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Delish coffee, salads and desserts that are second to none. So much to see there. So many unique gift options.

Thank 1localArtist
Reviewed November 13, 2017

I consider myself a bookstore aficionado, having been to such icons as Powell's, the Tattered Cover (the original Cherry Creek mecca), Elliot Bay, and Harvard Bookstore. Taylor Books ranks up there with the best! What they may lack in quantity versus the mega-stores, they more...More

1  Thank DW75NW
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Everyone is welcome at the Taylor Books Cafe. Great coffee selection along with homemade scones, muffins and the like (the cheese and bacon are to die for) along with a few sweet treats, a few lunch plates and salad, but mostly just a place to...More

Thank grover3d
Reviewed September 7, 2017

My nephew performed here and a lot of the family came to support him. They have plenty of seating and it was a relaxing late afternoon. They have great pastries and beverages along with books, etc. The staff is very friendly.

Thank blackriverwoman
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Okay, it's a book store, but it's also a coffee shop and, my favorite, a wine bar at night although they do have some craft beers. Hang out amongst the books, strike up a conversation, isolate yourself in your own thoughts. This is the place...More

Thank WVUTom
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love this place! I might be a bit biased though because there's not a bookstore I won't call home. I especially love the local art. It's interesting, and at times, disturbing. It's wonderful!

Thank maynards05
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Taylor Books is such a unique little place. I stopped in to kill time between meetings and ended up perusing for an hour looking at books before getting a coffee. Would be a perfect place to camp out with a laptop if you needed to...More

Thank architectsarah
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Cute little art/book/coffee shop! Very homey and great to look at all of the art pieces with the fresh aroma of coffee in the air.

Thank Becca J
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April 8, 2016|
Response from Patty D | Reviewed this property |
I would phone them . I have only seen publicity in the local paper or on flyers at store.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2206
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 304-342-1461
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