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COFFEE HOUSES & CAFEs
in Carrboro, Chapel Hill & Durham NC


COFFEE - Chapel Hill
3Cups
227 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill, NC  (919) 968-8993
Great coffee; great ambiance; great location! (Delicious pastries and cakes, and wine too!) 3cups is located near the Whole Foods on Elliott Rd. A favorite meeting place for local moms.
 
Bagels on the Hill
630 Weaver Dairy Rd. Chapel Hill, NC  (919) 929-7700
Bagels on the Hill has a fun, family-friendly atmosphere for coffee, bagels, and bagel sandwiches. Located near East Chapel Hill High School and just up the road from the Timberlyne shopping center.
 
Bean Traders
116 W Barbee Chapel Rd, Chapel Hill NC  (919) 968-9292
 
Bread & Butter
503 W Rosemary St Chapel Hill NC (919) 960-5998
LOVELY coffee and fresh baked bread in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill! Bread & Butter offers jars of crayons and colored pencils for your coloring needs - coloring kids are happy kids!
 
Caffe Driade
1215-A E Franklin St, Chapel Hill (919) 942-2333
The BBC has named Caffe Driade one of the Best Coffee Houses in America! Caffe Driade is one of our favorite places; it is tucked in the woods with wonderful outdoor (and indoor) seating. The coffee is amazing! It is a perfect place to meet for a quiet coffee with a friend, or treat your kids to a delicious pastry treat and then go for a little hike on the hiking path just along the trail from the Caffe Driade outdoor terrace in the woods. For more about Caffe Driade coffe, read our Blog: Magical Cafe Driade: Coffee in the Woods in the Heart of Chapel Hill
 
Caribou Coffee
Caribou Coffee - 1406 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC (919) 968-3735
The Caribou Coffee location on the corner of E. Franklin & Estes has a conference room for patrons' use for meetings. They also nice big comfy sofas and arm chairs in a mountain-lodge atmosphere, along with outdoor tables for when the weather is Carolina-fine! In the winter we like to treat our kids to hot chocolate snuggled up on the sofa while we enjoy a coffee at Caribou Coffee - a fun coffee outing any time of year!

Caribou Coffee - 110 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC (919) 933-5404
Comfy mountain-lodge atmosphere in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill - a favorite amoung UNC students.

Jack Sprat Cafe & Bar
161 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill (919) 933-3575
Joe Van Gogh
1129 Weaver Dairy Rd. Chapel Hill NC  (919) 967-2002
Located in the Timberlyne shopping center, Joe Van Gogh offers great coffee as well as breakfast and lunch menus. There are lots of moms and little kids whenever we go to Joe Van Gogh; it's an easy, comfortable laid back coffee house atmosphere.
 
Starbucks
Starbucks Coffee - Franklin St. - across from UNC campus

Starbucks Coffee - Eastgate Shopping Center - Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC
This Starbucks Coffee location previously was an old-fashioned service station, re-purposed into a hopping Starbucks in a great Chapel Hill location. This Starbucks is next door to Bruegger's Bagels, and a hop, skip and a jump from the Chapel Hill Trader Joe's.

Starbucks - New Hope Commons (Mt Moriah Rd.) Durham, NC - We think the Starbucks at New Hope Commons is so popular because their staff and manager are always friendly and helpful. This Starbucks also has a very child-friendly atmosphere (with occasional craft activity events for kids and families), and they have building blocks and baskets of crayons and coloring books for children to enjoy while their parents enjoy a coffee. Convenient Starbucks WiFi; indoor tables and some outdoor tables. (There is also a Starbucks cafe in the Barnes & Noble at New Hope Commons - lots of tables and WiFi.)
 

Weaver Street Market Coffee
101 E Weaver St., Carrboro, NC (919) 929-0010
(Also visit Weaver Street Market's Southern Village - Chapel Hill & Hillsborough NC locations).
Weaver Street Market offers excellent coffee, pastries, breakfast bar, and sandwiches, along with its amazing coop grocery offerings. The fresh fruit and vegetable selection is tantalizing! Enjoy fresh-baked breads and pastries with your coffee, then do your grocery shopping. On Sundays, Weaver Street Market hosts its Jazz & More Brunch on its spacious lawn from 11am - 1pm. Enjoy a hot breakfast from the breakfast bar, or coffee and pastries, or delicious fresh fruit - it's all there at Weaver Street - while you enjoy live music outdoors. Sundays at Weaver Street: children playing, live music playing, hula hoops swaying. Come and check it out!
 
Whole Foods Cafe
81 S Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill NC  (919) 968-1983
Whole Foods Penguin Cafe & Coffee Bar offers coffee, pastries, and the amazing Whole Foods salad bars, hot food bar selections, sushi and more. The cafe is a part of Whole Foods, inside the store. Whole Foods also has a Gelato Bar, with some of the most beautiful gelati displays we have ever seen (including the gelato bars we have visited in Italy!) Whole Foods displays the fresh fruit along with the gelato flavors: half a pomegranate tantalizingly displayed with the sparkling pomegranate gelato; a succulent lemon with the lemon gelato, fresh fraises strawberries. It's like nature's art exhibit. We like to gaze at the gelato bar displays at Whole Foods! The Penguin Cafe & Coffee Bar has lots of comfortable seating; both tables and booths. Whole Foods also has a fresh juice bar for freshly juiced drinks - delicious and so nutritious!
 
COFFEE - Carrboro, NC
Jessee's Coffee & Bar
501 E Main St Carrboro NC (919) 929-0445
 
Looking Glass Cafe
601 W Main St Carrboro NC (919) 967-9398
The Looking Glass Cafe is a very cool coffee bar in Carrboro, NC. The decor is beautiful and inviting; the coffee is excellent. They also have outdoor tables, where Carrboro locals enjoy chatting or playing a board game. Another example why Carrboro is known as Paris of the Piedmont!
 
Open Eye Cafe
101 S Greensboro St (919) 968-9410
Open Eye Cafe started out in a teeny tiny space on S. Greensboro St., always packed with lines out the door. Then Open Eye Cafe moved to the large, inviting comfortable space next door, complete with a space/stage for live music, and outdoor tables as well. Open Eye Cafe is famous for offering some of the best coffee in the Triangle, along with beautiful pastries and treats. The Open Eye Cafe is always hopping and always buzzing with energy - a favorite for locals, families and students alike!
 
Weaver Street Market
716 Market St., Southern Village, Chapel Hill NC (919) 929-2009
(Also visit Weaver Street Market's Carrboro & Hillsborough NC locations).
 
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Spence's Farm Summer Camps
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Morehead Planetarium Summer Camps 2017
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Immersion Island Summer Camp
Foreign Language Resources
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