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Caffe Driade

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1215A E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3307
919-942-2333
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating

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  • 30
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Elvit
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78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Elvit
North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 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.

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Thank Bluedevil95
Vienna, VA
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284 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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

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Thank dbrown46
Montreal, Canada
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Meet interesting people while drinking good coffee and/or tea and a tasty sweet. Always a pleasant place for a drink and has a very nice walking trail in back which leads to the woods. Has tables and chairs and is very peaceful and lovely. BUT mosquitos love the plentiful trees and shrubs, so remember the MOSQUITO spray!

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Thank JM L
El Dorado Hills
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204 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Lovely little cafe in a woodsy location, with lots of outdoor seating under the trees. The coffees were both good, and so was the pastry we had, though the selection was limited by the time we got there in the late afternoon. Both the servers were very friendly and seemed to know something about the food, drinks and wines -... More 

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Thank visual
north carolina
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My husband and I came here on the recommendation of our waitress and a couple next to us from a near by restaurant. We were excited to see they had coffee from Carrboro Roasters, whom we just started buying from ourselves. We love the coffee we bought and asked what roast was being offered last evening. It was from El... More 

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Thank lornalynn
Charlotte, NC
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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

I went there based on reviews. My teens wanted frappaccinos but they only h as d hot coffee and te as. Place very dark and dreary inside. We left and went elsewhere.

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Thank jazztiggers
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A great place for a good cup of coffee & more in an atmospheric setting. Set back off Franklin Street in the trees, it is a peaceful place to chat.

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Thank Jimmianne
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Cafe Driade is set back on the hillside overlooking the woods. There are a few tables inside but the best seating is outside - on a patio or down a set of stairs into a patio in the woods. Excellent pastry and coffee. Music on the weekends.

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Thank s s
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I just adore this little coffee shop. It's set back off Franklin Street almost in the woods. It has outstanding outdoor seating - the perfect place to bring the pup and read or do some work. While the coffee is a tad expensive, it's roasted locally and is worth the higher price. They have pastries from Guglhupf which are also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1215A E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3307
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-942-2333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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