If you’re like us and don’t have an office – or want to get away from your home or office, we’ve got a few places you should try.
1. Off-peak coffee
The shop has a comfy green velvet sofa, where you can munch on some of the best avocado toast in town – thanks in large part to the pickled onions on top – and drink a matcha latte.
- Choose from a handful of other latte flavors, sit outside and enjoy the weather.
Lucille’s must-have order: Pink cardamom latte
Address: 1818 Oberlin Road, Raleigh
2. Black and white at the Videri chocolate factory
Serve excellent coffee award-winning baristas Kyle Ramage and Lem Butler, Black & White Coffee’s downtown location is a great place to get things done.
- He also happens to be connected to one of the best chocolatiers in the world.
To note : Located in the Warehouse District, you can grab your coffee for a stroll through most downtown areas or hang out on its large outdoor courtyard.
- Black & White also has free parking.
Zach’s command: Cappuccino
Address: 327 Davie Street West, Raleigh
3. The Durham Hotel
The Durham Hotel’s Cafe Bar – located in the hotel’s 1960s-inspired lobby – has become one of the city’s most popular places for business meetings.
- Plus, you can wait and grab an after-work drink at the hotel’s rooftop bar that overlooks the city center.
Heads up: The cafe closes at 2 p.m.
Zach’s command: Durham’s Coffee Soda
Address: 315 E. Chapel Hill Street, Durham
4. The Optimist
Nestled in the historic Oakwood neighborhood of Raleigh, The Optimist is one of Raleigh’s coziest cafes. It has outdoor seating in the front and a sunny patio in the back, as well as parking.
Heads up: It gets crowded, so you might have to wait a bit if you’re ready to post at a booth.
Lucille’s must-have order: The Stacey and a Lavender Blueberry Fudge Muffin
Address: 1000 Brookside Drive, Suite 109, Raleigh
5. Cafe Jubala
Jubala is Lucille’s favorite place for a coffee-meeting. Located off Hillsborough near NC State, this cafe is packed with professionals and students. Plus, they serve cookies made from scratch and there’s plenty of seating on the patio.
Jubala has two other locations, in North Hills and North Raleigh.
Lucille’s must-have order: Chilli and Egg Biscuit
Addresses: 2100 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
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