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Taylor Books Cafe

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226 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2206
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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
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LI, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Books, food, coffee, an art gallery, live music certain evenings.....so many reasons to drop in. Very popular with local people, Taylor's is also a "not to be missed" for visitors.

Thank NewYorknomad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely my favorite spot in Charleston WV. I try to go weekly. It is an excellent coffee shop with good coffee and terrific ambiance. It is also the best place to get books in Charleston, they always have a good selection and will order whatever you need quickly.

Thank Jason L
Spring Hill, WV
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a gift, a book, coffee, tea, cookies or want to listen to live music this is for you it is a great place and frequented by none other than the actress Jennifer Gardner and her husband you can inside or outside

Thank Judith R
Apalachicola, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate a pastry and drank one of the best cups of coffee ever while sitting in the dining area with a book written by a regional author. When I asked for help searching for other books that matched my interests, a very helpful and knowledgeable girl named Rachel took the time to guide my steps to some wonderful reads!... More 

Thank Jerry H
Springfield, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for hanging out, reading, cafe food, and great art. Spacious with LOTS of books. Make a day of it!

Thank wendyrful
Waterloo, Canada
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308 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

When you think of large bookstores and coffee bars inside you usually think of the big box chain, but here in Charleston WV, Taylor Books Cafe has been doing it a lot longer. The mix of subjects, the variety of additional items for sale, the used book area, recycling the printed word inexpensively and the coffee bar/Cafe is in keeping... More 

Thank Aegiss1
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Definitely make the trip to check-out this bookstore. Really great stuff inside and the coffee bar is surprisingly good. We went back the next day after our first visit because we couldn't spend enough time here.

Thank Johnathan N
Charleston, WV
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Taylor Books is THE must-go place in Charleston. It has something for everyone of all ages and interests. Art, literature, refreshments, and a constant parade of interesting clientele. Not to be missed, this place should be in every town, everywhere.

Thank HaveTimeWillTravel13
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Wonderful place to browse both books and local art. Live music some nights. Also has a selection of used books for sale.

Thank Beverly B
Hendersonville, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Very unique and wonderful free live music. Going back tonight and anytime in this area. Well done Taylor!

Thank touristy93

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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: 304-342-1461

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?