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The Coffee Shop

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American, Diner, Cafe
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385 W Main St, Sylva, NC 28779-5563
+1 828-586-2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

As noted by others, this is a rather run down old place, and the eggs, grits and coffee were not particularly good. It gets decent amount of local traffic as it's the only diner-type place in this otherwise chi-chi downtown.

Thank John C
Bristol, Tennessee
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stopped for lunch--only place where the parking lot was completely full!! must be good. Got lucky as we turned around and a spot to park opened up. Yes this is a place where the locals eat as it was full. Daily specials and great burger. We had a patty melt which was the best I ever had and also a... More 

Thank len f
Columbia, South Carolina
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170 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So if you are wanting dessert this is the place to go. They make great homemade pies but that is about all I will say that is good about this small restaurant. It is a local spot and most people go for breakfast. They use to be so much better but the last time we went I was shocked when... More 

Thank greattaste50
Raleigh, North Carolina
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459 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

outstanding old time breakfast. grits, eggs, sausage/egg/cheese biscuit. also my wife returned for their home made pies and said the chocolate meringue was to die for!

Thank timriordan
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here at my Aunts guidance... and well, it's a diner. It's seat yourself. Breakfast isn't served past 11. The seats have texture-you can feel the springs. The food was fine, no complaints. I got my pie to go (which I'm told is a must have).

Thank CKitchens9
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stopped by here when in Dillsboro for hiking and visiting Asheville Permanent Makeup. Had a great breakfast, very local place and full of history. Read the back of the menu, it tells the story.

Thank ABinSC_13
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Found this by trip advisor. And was so glad I did. It's what I call a hole in a wall. For its what the locals frequent. Was very simple . Not a chain. Found the best cup of coffee going. Homemade pies were out of the world good. Help was very friendly and helpful even though busy. And all very... More 

Thank ann W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Local joint with tons of history. Great staff, they really care about you. Food comes out fast and is very affordable. I saw someone got the Chicken Pastry and made me wish I had gotten the lunch instead of Breakfast. Next Time..

1 Thank Bert R
Panama City, Panama
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is a classic greasy spoon diner with over priced plain black coffee. Don't stop here expecting an actual coffee shop in a quaint downtown Sylvia cause this is not the spot!

Thank Cowan5
south carolina
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491 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Crowded on weekends but well worth the wait in this old fashioned southern diner around since 1926. We went for breakfast. Had the yummy western omelet, grits, bacon and whole wheat toast. Everyone in our party had an excellent meal. Waitstaff were very efficient. Highly recommend this local gem!

Thank chichiSouthCarolina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 385 W Main St, Sylva, NC 28779-5563
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Jackson County  >  Sylva
  • Phone Number: +1 828-586-2013

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