Six tucked away spots in Mercer County

Last updated: February 16, 2022

Mercer County is known for its famous off-road trails and iconic natural attractions, but there’s even more to explore once you get here. Take the scenic route and discover our unique local businesses, tucked away in our small towns throughout the county. 

Sister’s Coffee House

Locals all know about the breakfast and lunch menu at this familiar favorite. With limited hours during the week, Sister’s Coffee House is a gathering place for foodies and friends. If you are lucky enough to grab a table, we recommend the homemade muffins for breakfast or the chicken salad for lunch. The cozy atmosphere – comfy chairs, art and music – makes for a relaxing experience. For hours, follow Sister’s Coffee House on Facebook.

Honeycomb Cafe

Hidden away in the historic town of Bramwell, Honeycomb Cafe is a sweet spot to visit. This coffee shop and bakery serves fresh breakfast and lunch options, along with coffee, tea and a variety of baked goods. Take creative freedom and build your own latte with flavors ranging from Irish cream to toffee crunch. Breakfast is served all day, and weekly specials keep the menu interesting. Make sure to visit on Fridays and Saturdays for fresh fried pies and donuts, respectively. Honeycomb Cafe is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For upcoming specials, follow Honeycomb Cafe’s Facebook page

Heart Strings Boutique 

Stylish finds, meaningful gifts and everything in between – Heart Strings Boutique brings a variety of apparel, accessories and gifts to Mercer County. From custom monogrammed Vera Bradley tote bags to embroidery services available on most items sold in the store, Heart Strings Boutique makes sure every customer’s experience is unique. Visit the boutique at its Bluefield location or browse the Heart Strings Boutique website. Heart Strings Boutique is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. 

Sweet Pea Hill Boutique

A cute little boutique with great big style! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping experience at Sweet Pea Hill Boutique. Situated along Athens Road, this boutique-style clothing shop for women features a wide range of styles and trends with inclusive sizing options. The clothing racks are frequently updated to reflect current fashion trends and are based on what customers are requesting. Find your next date night outfit or favorite loungewear set at Sweet Pea Hill Boutique. The apparel store is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. 

Drake’s Place

Located on Federal Street in Bluefield, Drake’s Place is a convenient quick-service restaurant with a delicious menu. Juicy hand-patted burgers, classic hot dogs on toasted buns, warm housemade soups, colorful salads – whatever you are craving, you can find it at Drake’s. And don’t forget about dessert! The restaurant serves rotating sweets like no-bake cookies, classic dirt cake and sweet potato fries drizzled with raspberry syrup. Drake’s Place is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit the restaurant’s Facebook page for more information. 

80’s Toys of Princeton 

Next time you are on Mercer Street in Princeton, visit 80’s Toys of Princeton. This unique store specializes in toys and collectibles from the ’80s, ’90s and beyond. With many movies and television shows being rebooted, take a look at the original toys from the golden era of the 1980s. The shop has toys from iconic pop culture moments including He-Man, Cabbage Patch Kids, Teddy Ruxpin, G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers and more! 80’s Toys of Princeton is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays, and by appointment. 

Add these seven spots to your next trip to Mercer County!