Buck's Coffee Cafe

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384 Main Street, Highlands, NC, USA

Buck's Coffee Cafe Highlands Reviews

vances vances
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The pot isn’t full Nov 28, 2014
I was a wee bit disappointed with Buck’s, a local coffee joint in Highlands with good reviews. It was okay, but would have been better had the bar not been raised with anticipations. "Okay" is a fairly comprehensive way to describe Buck’s. A standard coffee bar sits between two rooms. One is a standard dining area, with weathered furniture; the other has a sofa or two in addition to tables, all equally ancient.

Suppose my disappointment was the desire for a good omelet to fuel the day’s planned hiking. The breakfast menu is very limited, just bagels and basic egg sandwiches. However, I must say the egg, cheese and sausage biscuit I enjoyed was pretty good and priced quite reasonably. I had been looking forward to the highly regarded coffee on a brisk morning, but it was, well, just okay.

Perhaps what really rubbed me the wrong way was that Buck’s charged for refills. It isn’t often I sit down somewhere for breakfast and can’t get topped off. They don’t even have table service, so it would have required standing in line again. Oh well.

I can say Buck put down stakes in a premiere location. Didn’t notice any other coffee shops in the village, but I did notice at least 25% of the numerous pedestrians clutching Styrofoam cups that resembled Buck’s standard issue. As I was leaving the region on Sunday, I noticed a second Buck’s in Cashiers, a village ten miles east of Highlands (had the same rack on the facade, so clearly same ownership).
Buck's front door is fairly easy t…
Central bar (large rooms for seati…
There was a long line until I got …
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vances says:
lol, Bill. Would love to offer a come-buck, but just my luck...I'm stuck!

Posted on: Dec 19, 2014
Travel2014 says:
No one will ever say it better than Bill did. :)
Posted on: Dec 19, 2014
Zagnut66 says:
Too bad there isn't a Starbucks so you could buck the trend and spend your bucks elsewhere.
Posted on: Dec 19, 2014
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