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Caffe Driade

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1215A E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3307
+1 919-942-2333
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“great coffee” (8 reviews)
“french press” (2 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
1215A E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3307
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited family in Chapel Hill and this was highly recommended. It was a hidden gem nestled in a forest atmosphere. On top of that, they have great coffee and drinks.

Thank BoardingPassNow
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Perhaps a grandiose review title. But our mid-afternoon collation and beer was made charming by Driade’s arboreal outback patio! Air was chilly, but the food, beverages, and peaceful tableau were great. There’s also an enclosed, less frosty patio if you prefer. Thumbs up! 👍

Thank Gyrfalcn
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

A strange place buried in somebody's backyard. Crowded but cozy. Great coffee. The baristas are as eccentric as the place they work. Tattoos and piercing required. But the clientele are your typical Chapel Hill elites and student types. Worth the visit. Try the giant bowl...More

Reviewed December 30, 2017

There is a lot to like about this café. The coffee is always good whether you get a French press, mocha, etc. Prices are reasonable. The vibe/atmosphere is perfect for everyone (working solo, reading, meeting up friends, etc). My only gripe is the dust. I...More

Thank Michelleonce
Reviewed November 9, 2017

This is one of the top coffee houses in Chapel Hill. The locals love it. The atmosphere is 100% great. Beer and wine and baked goods available too.

Thank adventurous_diner629
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Caffe Driade offers decent beverages and a pleasant, woodsy location, but it’s NOT the place to go for a quick cup of coffee. Come here with time on your hands as the slowpoke crew takes Driade’s relaxed vibe seriously.

Thank macmac114
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Setting is absolutely phenomenal! French press coffee is excellent! Expressing drinks are yummy. We spent a short amount of time, but were able to find a secluded portion of the garden to enjoy our drinks! Will be back! Definitely worth a visit or ten.

Thank jstdand
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We did not find the coffee/tea or pastries to be anything special. However, this is a very special, peaceful, romantic and unique spot. I would definitely come here again, just for the atmosphere.

Thank clementine05
Reviewed March 1, 2017

With its woodland setting and both open and covered patio seating, this is a perfect winter weekend stop. The pastries are lovely to look at and even better to eat. There are just a few different kinds on offer, but all were tempting. Coffee, teas...More

Thank boulesprouse
Reviewed February 7, 2017

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...More

Thank Ashton R
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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