Want to step away from the office or home office and get work done? Need a good place to grab a local cup of coffee while enjoying some nice scenery? Well listen up coffee lovers, here are the best 5 Raleigh coffee shops if you’re aiming for productivity. All of these feature Wi-Fi and some decent seating for setting up your laptop. Most are near downtown Raleigh because that’s where we hang out!
10 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601
The Morning Times, established in 2006, is considered a classic to many. Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, Morning Times offers its customers a wide selection of coffee beverages as well as breakfast and snack foods (and cake!) for various times of the day. You can also run next door to The Raleigh Times if you want to grab a full meal.
402 Oberlin Rd #118, Raleigh, NC 27605
Benelux coffee in Cameron Village, just minutes away from downtown Raleigh, offers a nice cozy place to study or get some work done that is open for everyone. Inside, you’ll find a huge mural made out of coffee beans. The shop’s owner made it from scratch and it earned a Guinness World Record. There is underground parking accessible by Peace Street. Benelux gets its name from the Belgium-Luxembourg part of the world and they cater to bicyclists.
2100 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607 & 8450 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615
Jubala coffee has two locations, one on Hillsborough Street and another in Lafayette Village. The Hillsborough Street Jubala offers both indoor and outdoor seating, the latter of which overlooks the NC State Belltower. Jubala offers excellent healthy lunch options and background noise from the many students hanging out.
1908 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607
Liquid State is another hidden gem just minutes away from Downtown Raleigh. This coffee shop is unique; it’s a chill environment that serves locally sourced coffee, 22 varieties of tea, micro-brewed beers, and lesser-known wines as well as small bites to eat and treats by local companies.
145 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Sir Walter is another coffee shop in downtown Raleigh, tucked into the bottom floor of the Edison building. Nooks and corners offer a quieter environment, and the menu includes coffee, beer, wine, tea, and a variety of breakfast choices.