The 8 Most Essential Coffee Shops in Raleigh

raleigh coffee shops

raleigh coffee shops

What’s the start of your morning without a good cup of joe? Or a Sunday afternoon reading your favorite book without a great atmosphere? The eight Raleigh coffee shops mentioned in this article are great places for both. We’re always looking for new suggestions too, so if we missed your favorite spot, throw it in the comments – we can always add places worth the nod!


8. Jubala

Jubala has a great mix of coffee and pastries. If you’re stopping in, make sure to try the almond latte, it’s pretty darn delicous.

7. New World Coffee House


  Sunday morning latte. #coffee #coffeetime #caffeine #caffieneandkilos   A photo posted by Ethan Hom (@hombomb19) on

It’s got a great mixture of coffee, lunch and snacks. The atmosphere is cool and you find plenty of art from local artists for purchase. A must-try for anyone in Raleigh looking for a cup of joe.  

6. Benelux Coffee

via Benelux's Facebook
via Benelux’s Facebook

If you head to Benelux, bring your appetite. It’s a crime not to try their waffles with a fresh cup of your favorite coffee.

5. Cafe de los Muetros

via Cafe de los Muertos' Facebook
via Cafe de los Muertos’ Facebook

Super friendly staff? Check. Lowkey environment? Check. Day of the Dead inspired? Check. And of course, great coffee? Double check.

4. The Third Place



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A photo posted by The Third Place Coffee Shop (@thethirdplacecoffeeshop) on

Though placed at four on our list, The Third Place is must-try for any Raleigh local. It’s got both indoor and outdoor seating, and if you’re looking for a delight, order a vanilla latte – it won’t disappoint.

3. Sola Coffee Cafe

Via Sola Coffee Cafe's Facebook
Via Sola Coffee Cafe’s Facebook

One of the unique parts of Sola, is it’s locally famous toast bar. They get fresh bread from Raleigh’s Yellow Dog bakery and a ton of toppings for your toast. One of the cool things about Sola, is they often do pop-up markets, highlighting local arts on Saturdays. 

2. Global Village Organic Coffee


I love Jesus a latte #badpuns A photo posted by Libby Shwartz (@libbars) on

Aside from a great cup of coffee and cool atmosphere, you can also play a wide variety of board games at Global Village.

1. Morning Times

Good times at The Times ☕️

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Morning Times features a two-storey venue. You get your coffee downstairs and then head up the art gallery on the second floor. This place gives you the feeling that you’re enjoying a cup of coffee in your own living room.


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