Coffeehouses in Raleigh, N.C.
With coffee shops popping up left and right in Raleigh, N.C., you'll spot big brands alongside independently-owned, small labels. Here are a few of our recommendations for the caffeine lovers, and you can also search through listings below to find even more coffeehouses!
Benelux Coffee is roasted in Raleigh’s Cameron Village with a café serving made-to-order Belgian waffles. Admire the coffee-bean mural constructed from beans of various shades while you enjoy your warm cup of coffee or an exceptional bottle of Benelux cold brew!
BREW Coffee Bar
This coffee and beer bar is located in downtown Raleigh's Seaboard Station. Well-known for their delicious pour-over coffee options and lattes, their handcrafted coffee experience takes longer but is totally worth the wait. When it’s hot outside, enjoy a nitro-cold, smooth brew that pours like a Guinness.
Cup A Joe
Cup A Joe brews their house-roasted coffee at two locations, both near North Carolina State University. This staple in the City of Oaks’ coffee scene is well over 20 years old and boasts a laid-back atmosphere.
This North Raleigh cafe in the European-style Lafayette Village offers a rotating list of coffee roasters that is usually local. Their waffles are stand-out and especially delicious when topped with fresh fruit. There’s also a location at the Aloft Raleigh on Hillsborough St. just west of downtown.
Morning Times offers some of the best breakfast burritos around to pair with your morning cup of coffee. Sit upstairs as you sip on your cappuccino while overlooking the streets of downtown Raleigh from the cozy cafe.
Sola Coffee Cafe
A North Raleigh establishment, Sola Coffee Cafe’s hot mini donuts and delicious lattes are not to miss! A neighborhood favorite, you’ll feel right at home at Sola. Stick around in the evening to sip on craft beer and take in the live music.
42 & Lawrence
Known for experimenting with unique coffee concoctions using their own Larry’s Coffee, 42 & Lawrence is a perfect spot in downtown Raleigh to cozy up with a book. Or, sit at the bar as you watch the baristas craft unique coffee offerings.
Lorraine's Coffee House
This coffee shop and live music venue opened by award-winning bluegrass artist Lorraine Jordan in Garner (just south of downtown Raleigh) features bluegrass and acoustic music weekly. Catch some of the most talented pickers in N.C. at this family-oriented coffeehouse.