The Triangle is known for its delicious and delightful coffee shops. Among the hip and trendy restaurants lie equally hip and trendy Durham coffee shops and cafes.  With steaming espresso, hot coffee, and cozy teas, coffee shops are hard to beat with fall coming up. We’ve laid out 3 of the best coffee shops in Durham for you go head to this fall. Just another great reason to live in Durham!

Bean Traders

Bean Traders is a comfortable environment with baked goods, coffee drinks, and they sell roasted coffee beans for you to take home. They have been open since 2000, which is rare for today’s coffee shops that seem to keep popping up. They like to give back to the community, too, so you can feel great about supporting them with your cup of joe. They have plenty of seating, and tons of delicious local options, so come hungry and stay a while!

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Cocoa Cinnamon

Cocoa Cinnamon has just opened its third location in Durham, so you know it’s good. Their newest location, ‘Cocoa Cinnamon Lakewood,’ adds churros to their menu. The Geer Street location is known for its hip environment and patrons, and is a great stop if you’re in Brightleaf Square. They won the News and Observer’s ‘Best in Class’ for a coffee shop in 2017, as if you needed more convincing. They offer a diverse array of coffee and espresso drinks, as well as chocolate drinks.

Pine Cone Ice Cream and Coffee

Pine Cone is located in Brightleaf Square, popular local shopping and restaurant spot. They serve local Maple View Farm ice cream, and also-local Joe Van Gogh coffee. They have an awesome variety of ice cream flavors, including dairy free options. Pine Cone is a perfect stop for something warm and comforting, or cold and refreshing, depending on your mood and the North Carolina weather!


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Brightwood Trails in Durham, photo courtesy of Beazer Homes

Durham is a great place to live. Whether it’s the eclectic downtown, the DPAC, the American Tobacco Campus, its wonderful homes, or the Bulls, this city is the place to be.


Do you have a favorite Durham spot? Let us know!

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