Small B&B Cafe

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


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
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Amazing accommodations and breakfasts!!!

5 on August 30, 2017

While living in Pittsboro a few years ago, I was introduced to the Small B&B Café by a friend. A seed was planted, so when I returned to visit friends in NC after moving to Ohio, I booked a stay at the Small B&B. I honestly could not imagine a better place to stay! The accommodations are so unique, well designed, and clean. The hosts (Lisa & Dave) are very pleasant and helpful and extremely accommodating. And the food is delicious. (My husband said the French toast was the best he has ever had--and he has had a lot!)

lemon ricotta hotcakes!

4.6 on July 27, 2017

WOW! this was the perfect place for us to stay while we were moving a family member into a new home in P'boro. We stayed in the Guest House, and it was delightful. We were able to stay there out of the moving chaos for several nights. Breakfast is included and I admit to eating the same thing each day because it was so delicious. Would definitely stay here again!

The Big-Hearted Small B and B

4.0 on June 07, 2017

I have to admit that the first time I chose The Small B&B I did so because at $80 a night, it was the least expensive of available options for my business trip to Pittsboro. But what I'd thought was me being fiscally responsible quickly turned into sheer delight at my own good fortune. The room I stayed in, The Treehouse, gets its name from the enormous 3-dimensional tree that adorns its walls. The room itself is tiny, but with its high ceiling, ultra-comfy bed and well-appointed bathroom, it comes across as "cozy." But the thing that hooked me is the ambiance. Lisa and Dave absolutely have captured the vibe of Pittsboro: artsy, funky, friendly, good-natured with a cheeky sense of humor., and an overal sense that here, anything is possible. And did I mention the food? The ricotta lemon hotcakes literally melted in my mouth and the BLT, with its thick slabs of home-grown tomato and locally-sourced bacon was the best I've ever eaten, and I'm no spring chicken. My biggest disappointment was that the Cafe is only open for breakfast and lunch. At Small Street B&B, I started as a stranger and quickly felt like a friend.

Fabulous breakfasts, unique rooms, and friendly staff!

5 on March 19, 2016

I spent two nights in the Tree House in January and six nights in the Woodshed in March. I thoroughly enjoyed the ambience of the inn. The “Sleep Number” beds were comfortable and climate control was excellent. Breakfasts were wonderful! The couple who stayed next to me in the Tree House last week said that the food was the best B&B food they had ever encountered. (This was my first B&B; I usually stay in Marriott or Choice Hotel properties.) Lisa, Dave, and the rest of the staff were very accommodating and pleasant.The three-block walk to Roy Underhill’s school was pleasant. I plan to stay there again whenever I attend The Woodwright’s School (which was also a terrific experience).

Excellent in all respects

5 on March 18, 2016

My husband and I took the Treehouse for a week, and while it was a little tight for two people, we were perfectly accommodated and very happy with this b&b. The bed was comfortable, the mini-split provided perfect temperature control (and so quiet!), and the shower was nice and hot with very good water pressure. The innkeepers provided large quantities of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, so we had plenty to last us the whole week. And I loved their solution for counterspace around the sink! The room is roofed in metal, and we got the treat of a musical rainshower one evening as we drifted off to sleep. We took this room because I was taking a class in town and liked the idea of being able to walk a few blocks to get to school...but we will be coming back for the food! You can order anything you want for breakfast, and every single thing was delicious! I tried their side of "whatever veggies looked good at the market yesterday," and it was so good I ordered it again every day after that. Dave and Lisa are friendly, generous, and happy people. They were wonderful hosts, and I loved hearing their banter in the kitchen as the cafe started getting busy in the mornings. They clearly love what they do, and they absolutely do it well!

Encourages a Sense of Community!!

5 on December 30, 2015

Our family of four stayed in the Guest House for a week during the Christmas holidays so we could be near family. Because my elderly mother moved from her large home to a small townhouse, we needed a different place to stay this year. Small B & B satisfied our needs perfectly. First, the owners and staff are very warm, personable and welcoming! This place is both intimate and private. The Guest House was much larger than anticipated and we even had room for a small Christmas tree! The breakfast was soooo delicious and convenient! LOVED being able to walk over for a friendly morning greeting and a cozy meal (very generous servings!) or just a cup of coffee. Enjoyed the folk art and other artistic expressions throughout the property. One-of-kind place! Good neighborhood for walking our small dog. Interesting downtown shops and a drugstore within very easy walking distance. Small B & B truly encourages a sense of community. Pittsboro is my childhood hometown and Small helped me experience it in a new and wonderfully satisfying way. We felt so lucky to have the opportunity to stay at Small B & B!!

Wonderful Place to Stay

4.8 on November 02, 2015

My wife and I stayed one night during our visit to Pittsboro, NC. Very affordable. Breakfast was incredible. Will stay here again. Lisa and Dave make you feel like family. We visited the Carolina Tiger Rescue, Starlight Meadery, Oakleaf Restaurant, and all the shops in downtown.

Peacefull zen

5 on August 30, 2015

Great food exceptional hospitality Lisa and Dave are great hosts!

Perfect Overnight Getaway

4.8 on August 19, 2015

In town on business so stayed overnight in the Small B&B guest house. Spacious, clean & welcoming. Rustic, artsy furniture & decor. I loved it! The outsider art throughout the garden created a whimsical outdoor space to read well into the evening. Located close - walking distance - to shops & antiques in downtown Pittsboro. I was so disappointed I was only staying one night! The cafe - open from 7:30am to 2pm- is fresh, home cooked breakfast/brunch fare. Everyone working there was very nice & the meal was delicious. Would've liked more variety on the menu, but quality was top notch. I'll definitely stop by for brunch next time I'm in town. Wonderful experience!

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!

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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: $165 - $165


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: $90 - $90


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: $80 - $80

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 35 miles miles

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Cabin

On-site amenities


Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, 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.
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Lisa Piper and Dave Clark

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: We're flexible.
  • 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.

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