Chapel Hill’s Best Coffee Shops
In a lively collegiate town that runs 24/7, it’s important to stay up and keep up. Whether you’re seeking an exceptional espresso or perfect pour-over, here are the best spots to get a buzz on in Chapel Hill.
A Chapel Hill staple for over eight decades this sit-down spot – it also happens to be North Carolina’s longest continuous running restaurant – the on Franklin Street prepares its coffee drinks with beans from Carrboro Coffee Roasters. And when it’s chilly out, try the famous hot chocolate.
Situated on Franklin Street, Perennial is a positively pretty nook (think exposed brick walls, lots of greenery, and tiled floors) that’s a short stroll from the UNC campus. (Meaning: it’s especially popular with students.) Be sure to try the best-selling house rosemary latte.
Bread & Butter Bakery and Cafe
While the coffee turned out here – the beans come from Counter Culture – is no slouch, you shouldn’t pass up on the baked goods here, given the cafe’s name. You can’t go wrong with anything here, whether you’re craving sweet (brioche rinnamon rolls, scones, cookies) or savory. (The rustic breads are truly exceptional.)