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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Café
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“Order a latte and breakfast sandwich then sit upstairs or on the sidewalk. It's some of the best people-watching.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bakery
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“A dangerous tip. But you are 5 min walk from a 24hr Krispy Kreme factory! Hot doughnuts a plenty! Coffee too...”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“Nice local coffee shop, light lunch options too. Walking distance in Seaboard Station”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“Great little cafe/breakfast/lunch spot boasting fresh-squeezed juices and well-known poke bowls. Very hip and laid back.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Hands down my favorite coffee spot in Raleigh. The best lattes & cappuccinos around: no question.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“The best Starbucks in Raleigh. They have their "Clover system" serving their reserve coffee.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Great place for breakfast and lunch, community vibes and has an actual pharmacy in the back should you need to pick up anything. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Best coffee in Raleigh and great brunch. They also serve lunch and dinner. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Their miele is a honey latte and one of my favorite coffee drinks. The kitchen closes at 4pm. Good place for hip people watching.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“A trendy and modern coffee shop located in the heart of downtown. They serve ALL of the delicious beverages - coffee, tea, beer, and kombucha on tap. great place to hang for a while or take a drink to go.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Pie, pie, and more pie. Sweet and savory. I highly recommend the moravian chicken. They also make a good manhattan. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Rooftop patio for warm summer nights and good beers! Great place for burgers, fries, and other great food! Locals favorite watering hole.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“This was rated by Bon Appetit magazine as one or the top new restaurants to try in America in 2019. Raleigh is home to four this year (and one last year)! Great bagels, excellent coffee. A must for breakfast while you're here.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“Long-running lunch spot. An old-Raleigh favorite. At Seaboard Station (naturally) the other side of Peace College. 15-minute walk. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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  • 3 locals recommend