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!

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.

Jubala Coffee
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
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.

Black & White Coffee Roasters
Formed in 2017 when two U.S. Barista Champions—Kyle Ramage and Lem Butler—collaborated on a vision to bring specialty coffee to the masses in an approachable way, Black & White Coffee now has a thriving wholesale business plus three tasty café locations ready to offer up cozy vibes and delicious drinks.

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.

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