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Caffe Driade

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1215A E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3307
+1 919-942-2333
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 07:30 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Caffe Driade has a wonderful atmosphere with ample outdoor seating in a wooded area. The coffee is also very good. However, I don't often go here because the service is reliably unpleasant. Baristas are unfriendly and unwelcoming. I've gone probably close to 10 times because the coffee and atmosphere is nice but I have never had a positive experience with... More 

Thank hannah W
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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139 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I went to Caffee Driade with a friend last week, and we both loved it there. Unlike Starbucks, they don't offer free Wifi, but you can pay a nominal fee for it. They hope that you would use the coffee house for conversation, reading, relaxing. However we did see several people with their laptops, so students and business people do... More 

Thank jainsea
Glencoe, Illinois
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were sent here by a local antiques dealer, and he was right. Coffee beans from local roaster Carrboro Coffee Roasters, pastries from local bakeries like Guglhupf, and a setting that is not to be beat. Pretty hot when we stopped there, so we didn't sit outside, but the levels of seating down a ravine, are not to be beat.... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The coffee here is good, standard, and like every place overpriced. The atmosphere is amazing, with seating outside, lit lights at night in the forest. Very secluded and calm, great place to read or finish up some work.

Thank Laura B
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Barista's last a long time here - surely a good sign. Coffee always high quality. Setting so relaxing. Enjoy the outdoors whenever weather permits. Stormy day? You'll be comfy inside.

Thank carolinanorte
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Just received possibly the rudest service. When my order was made wrong and I returned to the counter the counter people were making fun of my sister. Then when I asked to have my coffee remade I was told I would have to buy another one. While the coffee is good, it is not worth being treated poorly.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Almost three years after moving to Chapel Hill we made the short journey to this renowned coffee house. Truth be told we had postponed the visit because we feared it would be another remake of a 1960s artificially weathered nostalgia stop or a over priced tile and paneling roasters outlet. To our joy Caffe Driade is not one of the... More 

Thank Bigfoo
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98 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

I go there for the experience of having a great coffee with a perfect view. The coffee is great, the desserts are not that impressive and the baristas are most of the time friendly and polite but there one that is a grumpy and grouchy but he is not there all the time.

Thank Elvit
North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Love their ambience and coffee/espresso. Only drawback for me is the $$ for wifi. I know they want to be exclusive but in a college town (practically on campus) to charge for wifi is a bugaboo. Either lift the wifi charge or reduce the high $$ rate.

Thank Bluedevil95
Vienna, VA
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309 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

We love the wooded park like setting off the road but it is all about the coffee and then friendly baristas

Thank dbrown46

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215A E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3307
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-942-2333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?