Lafayette Village
Lafayette Village
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A French Village in North Raleigh featuring restaurants, retail shops and a indoor/outdoor market. Great atmosphere and best outdoor dining Raleigh has to offer. Pet friendly center.
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EFM_VA
Citrus Hills, FL15 contributions
May 2015 • Family
We went here for lunch and recreational shopping on a holiday weekend. The setting is pleasant and cheerful and the shops are unique -- such a welcome change from modern shopping malls with their identical stores. We loved the crepes at Simply Crepes and had a marvelous time tasting (and buying) artisanal balsamic vinegar and olive oil at The Olive Wagon. I came home with several bottles of pomegranate, fig and lime infused balsamico as well as some maple-bacon-and-onion sauce for meat...what's not to like? My 8 year old nephew found the chocolate-sampling at The Chocolate Boutique more to his taste, and soon we had added chocolate gummy-bears and chocolate-covered cranberries to our stash. All in all a lovely place to visit!
Written May 31, 2015
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NHMHC
Newbury,New Hampshire48 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
I always make it a point to stop here on my visits to Raleigh. There are some great little shops, that are so unique. My very favorite is Stuff N' Such. It is full of unique items for the home, a wide variety of beautiful and hilarious cards that have me laughing out loud, and other handcrafted items. I have to mention how fantastically nice the people who operate the store are! They make shopping there so enjoyable. I always come away satisfied with my purchases.
Lafayette Square is also home to Savory and Spice Shop. If you like quality spices for cooking, this is a must stop. They have some wonderful spice blends that I use on my meats for grilling.
Last of all, The Village Grille is a great place to grab a drink and a burger. The atmosphere is lively, and there is always a good crowd, with good service.
Overall, my visits to Raleigh are greatly enhanced by going to Lafayette Square. Love this place!
Written April 29, 2015
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silvasas
Wellfleet, MA38 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
This is one of my favorite places to go since I moved to north Raleigh last fall. It's a lovely, quaint collection of shops and restaurants, designed to look like an idealized Parisian neighborhood. The shops offer a nice selection of upscale products, but my favorite is the spice shop. There are quite a few restaurants that range from fine dining to coffee. My favorites so far are Village Grill for lunch and Driftwood for dinner. The atmosphere is relaxed, with children playing in the large courtyard. It's beautifully lit up at night, too. Check it out!
Written January 26, 2017
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Travelergirl998
Washington DC, DC3,097 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
I came to this place because many reviews said that it had a European feel and was so great. I beg to differ. I was expecting a legitimate village with homes and small businesses etc etc. What I found was a plastic shopping center with bad restaurants and overly price stores selling useless goods. It really is just a shopping center full on non chains. If you are cool with that than go, if you are looking for a true historic village skip this one and keep driving to Charleston
Written August 19, 2013
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crstravels
Raleigh, NC36 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
We just moved to Raleigh and Lafayette Village was such a surprise in the middle of North Raleigh - a very lively small French town atmosphere, great restaurants, cheese monger, spice shop, and on and on. Also lots of activities
Written January 23, 2017
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StacyAnn7
79 contributions
Nov 2015 • Family
Interesting shops a good dining. Gone for the monthly wine walk (for charity) and you won't be disappointed. They also show movies in the main area.
Written January 21, 2016
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Richard H
Fort Worth, TX187 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
Quaint European style, with extremely nice/friendly shop owners and even though we were there on Black Friday, it didn't have the crazy shopping crowds. If you are looking for something special for someone, this is definitely the place to go. There's so many choices, chocolates, olive oils, spices, cheese, beers, gifts and great places to grab a bite and/or a cup of coffee. Although many of the shops are a little pricey, this place has those unique gifts that you cannot find everywhere, plus it offers a great stroll and a relaxed/pleasant shopping experience, which is not often found these days. If you are visiting Raleigh, as we were, you have to spend some time at Lafayette Village.
Written November 28, 2015
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xglamourkillsx
NY155 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
Lafayette Village is one of my favorite spots in Raleigh. It has a nice European style to it, and even has a miniature version of the Eiffel Tower (which gets lit up with Christmas lights for the holidays). My absolute favorite coffee spot - JUBALA COFFEE - is located there, which is fantastic and the customer service is top notch! There are several boutique stores and restaurants there as well. There is a nice grassy area where you'll see dogs or kids running around playing. A great atmosphere, year round. A MUST VISIT!
Written October 23, 2015
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anurag76
Bengaluru, India190 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
This is one small cute place to relax, sip cup of tea & enjoy the greenery around. The place modeled in a European style of buildings has a mini Eiffel tower for photo opportunity. On a Sunday late afternoon is a great place to spend time with friends & family. Pets too are allowed here.
Written September 20, 2015
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ladybug291
Philadelphia, PA2 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
Lafayette Village is chock full of what look like excellent restaurants - we ate at the Paparazzi - fresh, tasty food,and service was excellent. The shops are very nice. Stone work, fountains etc. lovely - although they need to stop blocking the walkways with tables and chairs. Pass on the chocolate shop - blah, horrendously overpriced "homemade" chocolates. Management could get an authentic French or Swiss chocolatier in there who would charge less for superior products.
Written July 12, 2015
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