The first thing to know about Coffee Haven is that it has a completely unassuming exterior -- in fact, completely generic. You can drive or walk by it dozens of times without noticing it. If you happen to notice it, you probably won't think, "That looks like an interesting place, I think I'll try it out." But in fact, it's a hidden gem. Once you step inside, you realize you've discovered something not many other folks know about.
In my opinion, Coffee Shop serves the best coffee on Hillsborough Street and even when compared to cafes downtown. They also serve fresh-made breakfast and lunch. This combination of good food, good coffee and lack of pretentiousness brings Coffee Haven to the top of my list for cafes in Raleigh.
It's also quiet. I set up my professional lunch meetings at Coffee Haven. Of course, there's WiFi. There's offstreet parking. And did I mention freshly made food?
Coffee Haven is located in a building that houses three businesses and which has a 1970's-ish Pizza-Hut style roof. It shares the building with an old-school barber shop and a shoe store. The signage is very, very generic. My first impression from the street view was that it was the kind of place that served Folgers and truck-stop food. The contrast between what you expect and what you discover is part of Coffee Haven's charm.
There are plenty of coffee shops to choose from in Raleigh and each is suited to different types of customers. Coffee Haven is great for grad students, working professionals and anyone who prefers the taste of coffee over the need to be seen as hip. It's not a place designed for undergrads who want to camp out for hours doing homework in overstuffed living room chairs.
My preference is for quieter, non-chain shops with good food. When I think about the many cafes I go to around NC State and even downtown Raleigh, my preference is Coffee Haven.
I love visiting the Scrap Exchange. I started going there when they were still at North Gate. They have tons of great treasures.
This is delicious food hidden away at the end of Chapel Hill blvd. I eat there once a month, it's one of my favorite places.
This just seems wrong. So many people are actually dying and being terrorized because of war. Treating it like a game and profiting from it doesn't seem like a good way to support kids with deployed parents (and they are not 'Lil Troops!' they are kids. ) Others are volunteering their time and money to encourage families not to buy war toys and turn our culture from a culture of violence. Hard Knocks seems to be exploiting peoples natural sympathy for military families (and perhaps guilt for failing to prevent them from being deployed needlessly) for their own promotion and profit. Of course the real war profiteers and play war profiteers have a symbiotic relationship. This sugarcoating of war helps perpetuate violence and is NOT in the redemptive spirit of the holidays! Military families would be better served by our questioning this superficial exploitation.
The music schedule at Roberts is different for this month. Jim Crisp only played this past Wednesday and will unfortunatly not be playing the rest of the month due to a holiday party, basketball, and then christmas all falling on Wednesdays. Brevan Hampden & Friends have not played here for some time. On Friday the 13th and 20th we will feature JT Parrothead (Acoustic Guitar and Singing) and on Saturday the 14th we will feature Alex Thompson (Solo Piano)
Thanks, Cameo, we've updated the information.
Yes, staycm, it appears that Java Divine is closed. We've updated the information. Thanks!
The address is wrong. It's 119 W. Main St., Suite 300, Durham, NC 27701
Downtown Durham has been missing soul food in the heart of Parrish St for a while. Places have come and gone, but I really hope this place stays. delicious . sweet, friendly Durham style service with a smile, and southern comfort food. the night we went, slow jams were right on time, too.
This entry is not correct. The Upper Deck no longer hosts open mics.
Thanks, Christy! We've updated the info.
Hi! I wanted to let readers of IndyWeek know that our address has changed! We are no longer in University Mall on Estes.
We are now located at:
370 East Main Street, Suite 130
Carrboro, NC 27510
This is beneath the new Hampton Inn in Carrboro, next to The ArtsCenter and Cat's Cradle.
The phone number is the same, so feel free to call us with any questions!
Why is this place even listed? It changed to the Farmhouse YEARS ago, and even that was torn down a couple of years ago. Long gone...
An remains my choice as best Asian restaurant in the triangle. Kudos to the current chef for consistency and wonderful execution of this menu. Prices are very reasonable for this quality of dining; lunch is simply a bargain and a nice introduction to An, always a nice Bento box option as well as menu. In the evening, a full dinner with wine, appetizer and gratuity will run about $50/person total. The sushi is generous and uber-fresh. The Thai wings appetizer are another treat for two. My favorite entrees include duck curry, crab cakes, NC flounder, Japanese eggplant, but there's lots more. Perhaps the only entree I'd pass on would be the lamb, just because it hasn't lent itself to the inventive cooking here and there's so many other great choices. There's vegetarian and mild dishes for the spice-challenged. And for an unexpected decadence, the hot Macadamia cookies are made to order and melt in your mouth.
Thanks, Art Enthusiast! We've updated the address.
ArtSource has moved two doors down from the address listed above. ArtSource Fine Art Gallery & Framing is now at 4351-107 The Circle at North Hills Street, Raleigh NC 27609.
The service and the food is great. Also the cartering is easy and the people taking calls are helpfull.
Overall I love Saladelia
love the food and the service!
LOVE the products, and terrific service!
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