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Switzerland Cafe & General STR

9440 Hwy 226A, Little Switzerland, NC 28749
+1 828-765-5289
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (95 reviews)
“smoked trout” (22 reviews)
“quiche” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 16:00All hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9440 Hwy 226A, Little Switzerland, NC 28749
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Reviewed yesterday

We were driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway and my family wanted lunch. We decided to stop in Little Switzerland. We stumbled upon the cafe and decided to stop. Lunch was good and service was nice. A great choice for lunch.

Thank 918jk1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Maybe I was not here at the right time, but I came for dessert and coffee. The dessert looked homemade but was still a little frozen. Plus the sanitation rating was not very good.

Thank colsatoris
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Hwy 226 in Little Switzerland and took a chance on the road side restaurant. Glad we did it was very good. Service was great and local waitress was helpful with info on things to do in the area.

Thank Randy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've enjoyed lunch here twice. Have tried the beef au jus, fresh vegetable focaccia, Persian chicken salad, and turkey panini. All were delicious. The sides, coleslaw, potato salad and tomato basil soup were good too. We shared a piece of chocolate, peanut butter cake one...More

Thank RedBassets
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want fresh food cooked thoughtfully, try Switzerland Cafe. Yes, it's connected to a tourist trap, but the food here is honest and nothing like the junk sold next door. I've had the quiche, the chicken salad, the soups, the smoked trout--and the desserts...More

Thank Kesig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It appears that everything this cafe serves is made from scratch! My husband got the BBQ plate. The serving was more than he could eat and delicious-there is a smoker in the back. I had quiche with cream of mushroom soup. The soup was the...More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

My husband, 15 year old son and I stopped here for lunch after visiting the Emerald Village Mine. The food was fantastic! (We had grilled pimento cheese sandwich, quiche of the day, BBQ pork sandwich, cream of mushroom soup and tomato soup - It was...More

1  Thank dbgsmm
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I had some of the delicious BBQ that these guys offer while riding on 226A - aka "The Diamonback." It was quite tasty. This is a really neat place tucked away in the mountains. I'd definitely recommend stopping in if you're passing through Little Switzerland....More

1  Thank Jon H
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We are there today. It was recommended. First off they close the bathrooms and make you go in a port a potty by a dumpster..We got drinks and the water tasted horrible..we had a waitress who wasn't thoughtful. We had a small kid and she...More

1  Thank AprilCates
LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are sorry you weren't happy. The town was experiencing a rare water crisis and we needed to conserve in order to serve you properly. We do not use straws because they are bad for the environment, but if you ask, we can bring you...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The ideal spot for a great fresh cooked lunch Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in the classic hamlet of Little Switzerland Excellent range of food including very imaginative Gluten Free options Well done

Thank Howard D
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Questions & Answers
7 July 2016|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
When you go, dont forget the homemade peanut butter pie!!
11 July 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
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9440 Hwy 226A, Little Switzerland, NC 28749
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Little Switzerland
  • Phone Number: +1 828-765-5289
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