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Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store

758 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4680
+1 318-352-2525
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I hate to rate the General Mercantile less than a five, BUT, we were expecting a bit more. On the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Emily L
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Lufkin, Texas
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Travel back in time

A must see! This place is so neat! You have to go just to experience it. They have everything from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelly H
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Brandon, Ms
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I have many Great Interior Pictures of this Actual General Store that Dates Back to 1863. Located on Scenic Cobble Stone Street with Red River Just across the Road. So many great pictures that is operational and filled with Old and New Merchandise. Old Cash Register over 147 years old. Listed with a National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior. A Place all of America "Must See'"
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cash register” (20 reviews)
“cast iron” (18 reviews)
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758 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-4680
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"step back in time"
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"cash register"
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"cast iron"
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"kaffie frederick"
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"little bit of everything"
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"for sale"
in 11 reviews
"mercantile store"
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"something for everyone"
in 18 reviews
"great selection"
in 6 reviews
"wind chimes"
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"old fashioned"
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"radio flyer"
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"trip down memory lane"
in 5 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"fine china"
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"front door"
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"christmas decorations"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I hate to rate the General Mercantile less than a five, BUT, we were expecting a bit more. On the bottom floor, a good half of the space is still a working hardware store (nuts, bolts, zip ties, electrical, etc.). The other half does have...More

Thank Emily L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see! This place is so neat! You have to go just to experience it. They have everything from Waterford Crystal to heating elements for your stove. No kidding this place is s must see! Go in spend a few dollars to keep this...More

Thank Kelly H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to this general store. You can things that are almost impossible to fine in other stores. They also provide excellent customer service!!

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This place has everything! You can find toys and dishwear from your childhood. It really had the hardware, softgoods, pots and pans, decorations, and toys.

Thank 778Susan
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

A visit to Natchitoches would not be complete without a visit to this store. It's like stepping back to the 50's or 60"s. This is a real treat. Lots of old toys and almost any hardware tool or thing you might need. No fee to...More

Thank Larry C
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I loved this general store. They had so much fun stuff. I especially liked the vintage toys they had.

Thank Laura F
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Great place!! I always find unique and vintage gifts here. They have cat eye marbles in lots of sizes and colors, rubber boots for children in every size, cast iron in lots of shapes. Toys from the 50’s and 60’s then upstairs there’s lots of...More

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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thank you so very much for such a nice review. Our extensive marble selection is always a hit with the kids (big and small). We appreciate your business and hope you visit again soon.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We loved the history of this place! Made us feel like kids at Christmas! They had items old and new and a great Christmas store upstairs.

Thank Teesha504
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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thanks for the nice review. I see you are from New Orleans. That's close by so next time you visit, ask for me and I will give additional history of our 154 year old business if you are interested.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the store - reminded me of the Mast Farm stores in NC and most of all Cottrell’s in downtown Winter Park, FL.

Thank Meredith M
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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thanks for your review. We like the Mast stores also!

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Like stepping back in time...... very much worth a visit and a good look around. Christmas decoration department was not huge but a few nice things - best was the wonderful selection of kitchen items, old fashioned toys. good fun - but buy something !!!

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LukeFrederick, Owner at Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you for the very nice review.

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Christie C
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Response from Joy F | Reviewed this property |
M-F 7:00-5:00 Sat. 8:00-5-00 This is according to the website.
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There are many, many wonderful Bed and Breakfast choices within ten blocks of this store and downtown.
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Response from Carolyn P | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but they are not open late. Most stores on Front street close 5-6pm. The store has been updated some in the last few years. My grand mother born in 1899 and passed away at 90 years old, shopped every Christmas... More
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