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Taylor Books Cafe

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226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
+1 304-342-1461
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09:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've tried to like coffee for 30 years. It always smells so good but always tastes terrible. I tried coffee, cappuccino, lattes, and every flavored creamer, milk and sugar out there and never liked any of it. I ordered the Milky Way Latte' with extra caramel and LOVED IT!!!!!! Will be back definitely!

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Thank Ladygracie
Charleston, West Virginia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This shop has a great variety of magazines and books as well as a great coffee shop. There are a number of tables and chairs both inside and out to relax and enjoy coffee and "people watch" on Capital Street.

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Thank cryoung2
Charleston, West Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Worth the visit when in Charleston. Is primary a bookstore, but also has local art work for sale and a coffee bar lounge area to relax while enjoying your coffee.

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Thank James D
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

After an early start on the road, Charleston was a great stop for gas and coffee. We were so happy to have gone thru the downtown and found parking on the street across from Taylor Books. Classic bookstore and so much more--great selection of cards and gifts! As well as a delicious latte!

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Thank KSully52
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Just had to have an autographed book by Tony Caridi of his first childtens book, perfect, they ran out of inventory after I got mine but not too worry more on thenwsy, and they can get them signed by Tony too. Great gifts too if many many items. Plus great coffee shop to enjoy.

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Thank Skip R
Daphne, Alabama
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I felt like I was back in college hanging out at a great bookstore with a gourmet coffee and good friends. I don't think you can be a stranger here.

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Thank Terri G
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were on a 8 hour road trip and needed a coffee pick me up around Charlestown. This was the perfect spot to stretch our legs, get some good quality coffee, and flip through books both new and used. Would also be a great place to pick up some unique gifts.

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LI, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

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.

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Thank NewYorknomad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016 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.

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Thank Jason L
Spring Hill, WV
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

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Thank Judith R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, American
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 304-342-1461

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