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Switzerland Cafe & General STR

9440 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
+1 828-765-5289
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (104 reviews)
“smoked trout” (22 reviews)
“quiche” (29 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9440 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
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Reviewed today

I love the BBQ sandwich as well as the smoked trout sandwich. Wonderful atmosphere. Always look forward to eating here.

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s been years since we’ve eaten here, decided to give it a try for lunch. Beautiful scenery, relaxing atmosphere and fresh food! We had the cheese tray (see photo) and we each got the quiche special. This was a 3-cheese quiche, the fluffiest and creamiest...More

Thank Michael-LeAnne R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice selection of picnic supplies and essentials for hikng and traveling.Nice selection of cheeses for picnics too.

Thank joedvet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by for lunch...I had a delicious quiche (giant piece) w/ salad. Very reasonable! Very good food! I only wished the hot apple cider was real cider and not instant (why they only received 4 out of 5)!

Thank natalie52016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I bumbled into this place after we got off The Blue Ridge Parkway and noticed the buildings down below the road level. We went down to look around and decided to eat in the Cafe. Service was excellent!! I had the french...More

Thank Bobby31225
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch after visiting Linville Falls and it was the highlight of the day. Finding a place like this to eat in a somewhat remote area is a stroke of luck for me because I am very particular about what I eat. I...More

Thank pennytiki
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We stopped here for lunch during out trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway and were very impressed with the baking - the quiche was delicious and the bourbon pecan pie was so good we bought extra to take with us. We cannot recommend this highly...More

Thank M99HMB
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Enjoyed this in the summer! Good food and pleasant surroundings. Would recommend this to anyone.. Love the owners.

Thank MolokaiTraveler
LoraLanier, Owner at Switzerland Cafe & General STR, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much! Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

The food is delicious. I make the trip just for the food, but it is a beautiful drive, just off the blue ridge parkway! Highly recommend you go too!

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We stopped at the Switzerland Cafe just hoping for a light snack and were delighted with the homemade pie and amazing coffee. We had the berry pie with vanilla ice cream and it was outstanding. A couple of others in our group had a large...More

Thank ncbound2014
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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!!
12 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$8 - US$15
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9440 Highway 226a, Little Switzerland, NC 28749-9100
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Little Switzerland
  • Phone Number: +1 828-765-5289
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Seasonal restaurant located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Open Easter through October
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