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Drowsy Poet

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2236 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24501-6702
+1 434-385-4505
09:00 - 17:00
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Thompsontown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife chose this place for lunch mostly because we love the Milton milkshake but the food is good too and there is a great variety of books and educational materials and toys to see. Sandwich ingredients are fresh and offer a variety of unique mixture of flavors. It's truly a bright spot in Lynchburg.

Thank Jckcamp
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Went there during dog days of summer and had an amazing milkshake. The "milton". The best I have ever had and I travel a lot. However, even better is it is such a cute little shop. Great destination for all things coffee. I prefer it to any chains like Starbucks or Caribou coffee. Had fantastic service. It's locally owned. Very... More 

Thank Billi S
Lynchburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The Drowsy Poet is located inside the Little Dickens' book store(/toy shop), so naturally it is great for reading. They have sectioned off seating, and it's never very busy, so always pretty quiet. If you;re looking for an even more secluded place to lounge and read, they offer a balcony upstairs. The food is pretty good, average cafe food. To... More 

Thank William R
Lynchburg, Virginia
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Since they are now located inside a fun bookstore for kids, it was the date location with my 3 year old. He calls it the "marble" place. We got milkshakes which were pricey but very good ($4.50, I think). They are made with lots of real Hershey ice cream and blended with milk, as opposed to powder or a milk... More 

Thank S P
Lake Mary, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This is a WONDERFUL coffee chop on the mountain! They have great hours, heartwarming staff, and delicious coffee. Note: My last trip here was in 1998, so I selected the oldest date provided on the 'When did you travel? box.

Thank Chcrews
Montgomery, Alabama
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

This was a great find and right near Liberty University. The sandwiches and spicy bean dip are to die for as well as their cupcakes. We ate there 3 out of 5 days and twice in one day! So wonderful and the couple that runs it are so nice!

Thank Carli B
Akron, Ohio
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2012

I've eaten at this cafe dozens of times and never had a bad meal. Soups and sandwiches are fresh and the coffee is wonderful. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because service is slow. But the cafe is located inside a wonderful independent bookstore (Givens Books), so as long as you're not in a rush you can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2236 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24501-6702
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-385-4505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?