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Backwoods Bean Coffee Shop

21 N Main St, Sparta, NC 28675-8984
+1 336-372-7888
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pastries” (7 reviews)
“bean coffee” (6 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 N Main St, Sparta, NC 28675-8984
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the cozy, eclectic atmosphere of this Main Street restaurant. The menu varies according to local availability of ingredients and seasonal trends. The food is always fresh and prepared to order. There are always healthy options at a great price. Becca and Matt, the...More

Thank funtobhad
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

We live in Sparta and it is our favorite place in town. If you are in Sparta on Thursday’s pizza night is a must. They also have a kids table that our son LOVES.

Thank Madison S
BackwoodsBecca, Owner at Backwoods Bean Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We've always wanted to own a place kids AND parents could enjoy together, so glad your little one likes Backwoods, too!

Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch on Saturday after enjoying visiting the local artists tour. When we went to the counter to place our order, the owner, Becca (and yes I asked) was the one taking orders. She never cracked a smile and...More

1  Thank CHINAMOM3
BackwoodsBecca, Owner at Backwoods Bean Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

My usual respond to negative reviews is, not everything is for everyone. I have been to restaurants that have thought this isn't for me and I won't go back. And I really do feel that way- some coffee shops just aren't for everyone. However I...More

Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Coffee was average but the service was extremely poor. The cappuccino was lacking of the goodness of some cinnamon and once served the attendant left and was nowhere to be found to request some. Waited around for a few minutes but didn't come back out....More

Thank Clamcamp
Reviewed September 2, 2017

We only went to Sparta for some camping gaz! ! But coffee & croissant in this delightful coffee shop with free Wi-fi soon turned into staying for a tasty lunch. Friendly staff & laid back; unpretentious with good value quality food.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Nice couple runs the place. Large interior with bar seating as well as chairs and couch. Homemade goods, smoothies and teas too. On main street through town.

Thank pga007
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Sweet small town cafe. Food is delicious and fresh and reasonably priced. Service is fantastic and super friendly.

Thank GeekoSuave
BackwoodsBecca, Owner at Backwoods Bean Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

Thank you so much! I also think our severs are sweet, I'm glad to have them up front while I cook in back. Hope you will come enjoy Sparta again sometime, Becca

Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

After spending a night in this lovely small town, looking for coffee, was a pleasant surprise. Not only that the shop opens early, but that the coffee (in our case, it is always cappuccino) could rival any big city. The fellow roast his own beans,...More

Thank gggray17
BackwoodsBecca, Owner at Backwoods Bean Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

Thank you so much for your generous words! It means so much to know that people enjoy our shop. To give credit where it is due, we dont roast our beans, they are roasted to our specifications by an excellent North Carolina roaster. Im not...More

Reviewed May 22, 2017

If you want to eat where the locals like to go Becca's is your spot. It has great food, and wonderful, creative breads and pastries. I've never heard anything but raves about their sandwiches.

Thank Stephanie P
BackwoodsBecca, Owner at Backwoods Bean Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Thank you for your kind words, its always nice to know people are enjoying Backwoods!

Reviewed February 15, 2017

Small town experience. This little shop has sevice with a smile and great coffee among other things. I like to look for the local products that are sold her in season such as the local honey. It was wonderul.

Thank Darla S
BackwoodsBecca, Owner at Backwoods Bean Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2017

Thank you for the nice review, I'm glad you liked our shop. I admit my bias, as I'm pals with the beekeeper, but our honey is WONDERFUL!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 N Main St, Sparta, NC 28675-8984
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Sparta
  • Phone Number: +1 336-372-7888
Backwoods Bean is a local family-owned Cafe serving innovative Farm to Table meals using a constantly changing menu, beer menu, wine list, and coffee drinks. Everything is house-made from our bread to our condiments. We have a large selection of baked goods and pastries and responsibly grown coffee for sale by the cup or pound. We serve pizza on Thursday night and starting in May of 2016 will serve dinner on Friday nights
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