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Carolina Coffee Shop

138 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3617
+1 919-942-6875
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (4 reviews)
“french dip” (2 reviews)
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9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.All hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
138 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3617
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Seated immediately at 11:30a on a Saturday. Tables and booths available. Booths look small, but was very comfortable for 4. They serve breakfast menu until 2p along with a cocktail menu. There is a full bar with seating (only one twosome at the bar, so...More

Thank WillowOak09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The name makes you think breakfast and/or coffee place. It’s all that and much more. Excellent breakfast, but their lunch is very good as well. Very modern creative menu with some old classics as well. Great bar selection and general atmosphere. I believe they are...More

Thank TNorla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is the best for breakfast and brunch! Lots of yummy menu items and a cool vibe! A must eat at restaurant!

Thank RayMat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a short visit to Chapel Hill we visited here three times. Warm and welcoming, the staff were incredibly friendly and the food very comforting. Large menu gives you many tasty options to choose from.

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch while visiting UNC. Great hamburger, good service. Same atmosphere as past but updates to keep it current.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Great and the food was delicious. The menu has changed, but the decor is very much the same. Another fun place to be on Franklin Street.

Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Went back to one of my haunts while at UNC. Has been updated with different music. Menu didn't show fried eggs. However the Server very helpful and said could get it. So order 2 eggs sunny side with sausage and biscuits and grits. Very good....More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Had the eggs Benedict - excellent. Good menu right next to UNC campus. Would definitely go back. Have bar area, serve lunch and dinner also.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Our granddaughter, a junior at UNC, arranged to meet us for lunch at The Coffee Shop in between her classes. My wife and granddaughter ordered BLT’s with egg and avocado, while I ordered a western omelet. Both orders were very good. In fact, as we...More

Thank john s
Reviewed 9 October 2017

There was a time when a trip to Chapel Hill was not complete without a visit to The Carolina Coffee Shop. Not only did it remind me of my days there as a student, but it embraced a certain spirit. Unfortunately, this was not my...More

1  Thank eladd82
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3617
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-942-6875
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