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Caffe Driade

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1215A E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3307
+1 919-942-2333
Today
07:30 - 23:00
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Sun 07:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe is tucked into the woods in the most romantic way - you don't feel like you're in town anymore. It would be great for a first date or to meet someone, but it's NOT good for working. A cappuccino is $4, and wifi is $3 an HOUR. The staff is also not very helpful or friendly. When I... More 

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Thank Ashton R
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little place tucked in the back. A place that once you find it, you'll tell all your friends...

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Thank Bill P
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caffee Driade is a hidden gem. It is hard to find but it is a wonderful little place hidden on a hill top off Franklin street. This is a great place to have a tea and read a book or it's a great meeting place to see a old friend. It's very quite and they have amazing teas.

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Thank Cinc H
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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 

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Thank hannah W
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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139 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank jainsea
Glencoe, Illinois
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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Thank glencoewanderer
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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.

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Thank Laura B
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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Thank carolinanorte
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Cafe
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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?