La Petite Chalet,  Little Switzerland

Top 4 Places to Eat in Little Switzerland

When you choose La Petite Chalet as your lodging in Little Switzerland NC, you will have access to a microwave, fridge, and coffeemaker in our kitchen if you want to cook up your own snacks and meals during your stay. However, when you are on vacation it is nice to treat yourself to dinner or lunch out too! With that in mind, we wanted to share with you some of our recommendations for places to eat here in Little Switzerland and in the surrounding area!

Switzerland Café & General Store

Our first recommendation is right across the street from your lodging in Little Switzerland NC making it really convenient for guests at La Petite Chalet! Switzerland Café & General Store is open seasonally and serves up a range of delicious dishes made fresh from local, seasonal ingredients. They have become well known for the pulled pork which is served up with the in-house BBQ sauce. The café boasts 30 years of experience in serving up fresh soups, sandwiches, and quiches. They are also home to one of North Carolina’s largest woodfired smokehouses and feature on the North Carolina Barbeque Trail thanks to their award-winning Applewood Smoked Trout and Hickory Smoked Pork! Although famed for their BBQ, vegan and vegetarian meals are also on the menu.

The Tropical Grill

If you don’t mind venturing a little further afield, The Tropical Grill in neighboring village Spruce Pine is around a 15-minute drive from your lodging in Little Switzerland NC. The Tropical Grill offers a selection of Caribbean, Colombian and Jamaican dishes – something that is perhaps a little unexpected up here in the Blue Ridge Mountains! The wide selection of dishes is packed with flavor and a take-away option is offered if you prefer to bring your food back with you and eat at La Petite Chalet.

Little Switzerland Books & Beans

Another option that is just a short walk from La Petite Chalet would be Little Switzerland Books & Beans. Take note they are open only for breakfast and lunch service, so no evening meals are served. This is actually a lovely little bookshop more than it is a restaurant, but one of the stars of the show is their fresh brewed coffee! A range of pastries, cakes and sandwiches are offered which can be enjoyed by the cozy fireplace as you browse the books and gifts or taken out if you wish to eat outside or back at your lodging in Little Switzerland NC.

Mountain View Restaurant

If you fancy dinner with a breath-taking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, then you are definitely going to want to pay a visit to the Mountain View Restaurant in Spruce Pine. The restaurant is about 6 minutes from your lodging in Little Switzerland NC and is certainly worth the short drive! The menu offers a selection of pastas, seafood, steaks, and sandwiches and is sure to have something to suit most tastes.

Hopefully, this has given you a little inspiration for some of the local restaurants and cafes that Little Switzerland NC has to offer if you plan to take a night off from cooking during your stay with us at La Petite Chalet.

Welcome to a little piece of heaven right here on Earth!

La Petite Chalet is the most idyllic Chalet Cabin Little Switzerland NC has to offer. The perfect spot for a romantic retreat of a mountain adventure! With stunning views of the Catawba Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains from the private tree house, you’ll soon fall in love with this quintessentially Swiss and fabulously French traveler respite. 

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