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Small B&B Cafe

219 East St. , Pittsboro, NC 27312 USA (Show map)

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This is an unusual B&B using the site of an historic 1880 Methodist parsonage which has been refurbished into a popular breakfast and lunch cafe. An eclectic mix of modern and rustic furnishings with a relaxed kid and pet friendly environment. We offer a selection of local and seasonal farm-to-table breakfasts. Located in downtown Pittsboro within 2 blocks of shopping. We're also near Jordan Lake, Raleigh/Durham, and myriad of festivals throughout the year. Feel free to call us, email us (smallbandbcafe@gmail) or use our website to book your reservation (smallbandbcafe)



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5.0

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Great food and very relaxing!

4.0 on March 24, 2015

Super cute place with attention to details. The cafe has amazing food and the location is very convenient to the other shops and restaurants in downtown Pittsboro. They even helped me put together a special surprise picnic. We had a wonderful weekend!

Artsy, Whimsical, and especially FUN B&B

4.8 on February 17, 2015

We spent 4 nights here in the Woodshed, and had an opportunity to see the Treehouse and Cottage rooms as well. This is the most unique and whimsical B&B I have ever seen. The repurposed structures for the rooms are like no other, and we loved that they were REPURPOSED structures. We were comfortable, warm and well attended for all 4 nights. The innkeepers could not have been more accommodating, and the breakfasts in the Small Cafe were the best I have had at any B&B. We traveled with a small dog, and they truly are very pet friendly. They even have a cat, Luna, you can "borrow" if you need a furry four legged companion. :-) We have already made reservations to return in April. THANKS DAVE and LISA

Couldn't have asked for more!

5 on January 29, 2015

From the moment we checked in until we left, we felt as if we were welcomed into the family. You could not ask for nicer and more caring folks than Lisa and Dave. The accommodations were excellent. We loved the Guest Cottage. The food was so tasty and lots of it. We would recommend this place for a stay!

Funky Fabulous!

5 on October 08, 2014

We saw the pictures online and just had to try the Small B&B for our stay in Pittsboro. So glad that we did. The rooms are clean and cozy, and creative doesn't even begin to describe the decor. Wonderful woodwork with whimsical gardens and surroundings. Lisa and Dave could not have been nicer or more helpful. Make sure you stay for a few days, so that you can get to try everything on the breakfast menu. Simply delicious!!,


5 on September 30, 2014

We are B&B people. Small B&B is amazing. The uniqueness of the rooms stands out in our minds. Lisa and Dave could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Everything was 5 star. I highly recommend staying here. We will be back. The food was so good, breakfast could not have been better. If you are looking for a B&B in the Pittsboro area, look no further. This is where you want to stay. Thanks Dave and Lisa!!!!!

Unforgettable accommodation!

4.8 on July 03, 2014

We loved this quirky and lovely B&B, and the breakfast was simply fabulous. The Inn Keepers are the best! A wonderful getaway in the heart of Pittsboro, NC.

Brilliant Respite!

5 on June 18, 2014

We are veteran B and B folks as well as veteran PBO visitors. Small B and B is my grandmother's old home renovated by Dave and LIsa, the innkeepers. What a joy to sit in the yard and reminisce about my childhood. To see Dave and Lisa's foresight to bring about Small B&B has been a delight for my wife and me. Finally the opportunity presented for us to stay with them and we were delighted. Accommodating and friendly barely describe them as well as our stay this past weekend.

Wonderful B & B, Wonderful food!

5 on May 27, 2014

I enjoyed my stay immensely at Small! After planning to see Jack Johnson in Cary,NC on the 21st, I began a search for a place to kick back and relax both before and after the concert. When I came upon the website for Small, I knew this was the place. I was not disappointed and my 3 girlfriends that went with me were not either. We stayed in the cottage which was perfect for us. We had everything we needed, even a small fridge. Whenever we needed ice, Dave would fill up my small cooler from their bin. The breakfasts in the cafe were absolutely delicious. You can't go wrong with any of the choices on the menu. We were there long enough to try 5 different meals. We had lunch once and it too was fabulous. Dave and Lisa are the best! Really good people. My dachshund Betty became friends with their senior dog Max and even their cat Luna came around often. The back yard sits in the middle of all 5 buildings: house/cafe, cottage, woodshed, treehouse and an open air pavilion (yes, you can be outside in the rain!). They have chairs, hammocks, tables and lots of shade. The yard art is whimsical and fun and the gardens are beautiful. It felt like we were away from it all even though we were within walking distance to the main street in Pittsboro. Maybe most people don't go to B & B's to hang out but that is what I needed and it was a delight to be able to relax. I highly recommend The Small for a short stay, long stay or even just a meal not to mention good company with Dave & Lisa.

Best Time Ever

5 on March 18, 2014

Not your everday blah experience. Great living spaces, the owners are wonderful people who cater to your every need, and the café is oh so delicious whatever you order. Thanks again Lisa and Dave!!!. John S./Atlanta,Ga

Wonderful Escape

5 on March 13, 2014

We live locally in Chatham County and eat at the cafe portion of the Small regularly. When we were faced with a houseguest and no heat we decided to spend that time at the Small. The Guest Cottage was perfect for the 3 of us. The cottage has a home away from home feel and a fridge, coffee maker, microwave and toaster oven in case you want to have a bite in the room. Breakfast each day is a choice of whatever you'd like from the menu in the cafe or prearranged on their off days from the cafe (Monday and Tuesday). Dave and Lisa are wonderful hosts-very easygoing and accommodating while paying a lot of attention to every detail. If you're looking for a wonderful place to stay in Pittsboro we highly recommend the Small!

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Rooms & Rates

Guest Cottage

This is one of the largest rentable spaces you can find at 700 sf. The bedroom has a comfortable king sized bed and beautiful large closet. The living area has lounging chairs, tables, a well equipped kitchenette and a pull down queen sized murphy bed. The bathroom is spacious and beautiful. The suite is ADA compliant and perfect for extended stays, families with kids, or two couples.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $185


The is a creative corrugated metal structure nestled into the back woods of the property. Interior has slate and hardwood floors, beautiful wood designed walls, a queen sized bed, and private bath. Fully wifi equipped.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $85 - $95


This is one of the most unusual rooms you will find in a B&B. Originally built by an architecture professor at UNC for a roaming art exhibit, the corrugated steel 2 story structure has a beautiful slate and tree branch design inside. This room provides a small sleeping room on the first floor with a full bed and bathroom with one of the more unusual bathroom doors you'll ever see. Very space efficient, but very fun. This room is not recommended for dogs over 10-15 lbs due to size constraints.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $75 - $85

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Small town


Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL

Directions to property:

We're 2 blocks east of the 15/501 and Business 64 intersection in Pittsboro

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Nature area, Picnic area, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Internet Service, Microwave, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Subject to standard damage policy
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Slight upcharge for pets
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We reserve the right to request payment from guests upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations less than a week before arrival will be billed at 30% of the cost of the room. No-shows, early departures and those who cancel or change with less than 24 hours notice will be charged their entire stay.



Lisa Piper and Dave Clark

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: Whenever our cafe opens
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes
Our most popular dish are light and airy hotcakes. They are thin, crepe-like, slightly sweet served with butter and a touch of real maple syrup.


219 East St. , Pittsboro, NC 27312 USA (Show map)

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