Great coffee shops and cute restaurants between Blowing Rock and Boone, NC?
Coffee shops may be a bit tough...Local Lion, which is a doughnut shop with good coffee is in Boone. Conrads is in Boone. Bald Guy Brew is a unique spot in Boone as well. I am not as familiar with Blowing Rock as far as coffee. River Dog is in Linville.
Restaurants in the area (the Bs, which includes Banner Elk/Linville):
Artisanal , Banner Elk
The Eseeola Lodge, Linville
Rowlands, Westglow Spa, Blowing Rock
Knife & Fork, Spruce Pine (a haul but worth the drive)
Bistro Roca, BR
Good, casual..maybe less "charming":
Coyote Kitchen, Boone (more casual)
Painted Fish, BE
Mint (Indian), Boone
Storie Street Grill, BR