Caffe Driade is not just your award-winning, independently-owned, full-service Espresso bar, Wine Bar & Teahouse for the last 25+ years – we are also now Certified Living Wage Employers!
It has always been our mission to support our team as professionals, both economically and with professional development. For several decades now we have remained on that path, so that our cozy ‘Caffe in the Woods‘ is not only a unique destination, with award winning offerings, but a supportive and critical part of our community.
Retail Manager, Michelle M. Temple, states that living wages are important in treating employees ‘as the professionals they are, allowing them to transfer that economic support in pay, back through the many economic branches of our community, thus making the entire community stronger and more viable long term.’
We love our handcrafted Pour-overs! – especially our current highlight, Ethiopia Guji!
A delightful ACE award winning coffee with notes of complex juicy fruits and berries, sugar cane sweetness and a baking spice finish.
This coffee is amazing both hot & iced for the warmer weather.
Order in-person at our “window”, online or on our Toast Takeout App
We are head over heels for our newest offering, the Brown Sugar Oat Latte
This delightful latte is made with two shots of Carrboro Coffee Roasters‘ Piedmont Espresso, a dark brown sugar syrup and a touch of cinnamon. It is absolutely delicious hot or iced!
Wonderful with any milk, but especially good with Oat Milk to give it that extra comforting vibe…
Try one for yourself today!
Order in-person at our “window”, online or on our Toast Takeout App.
Have you tried our completely contact-less ordering and pickup system?
It’s perfect for those cold and dreary days when you want some delicious coffee and pastries to-go, without having to wait outside for your treats!
Simply place your order online or on our Toast Takeout App and your order will be ready in about 15 minutes.
Make your way over to us (mask on, of course) and start walking toward the front entrance walkway. You will see a sign directing you to veer off to the left before the porch, and walk around the Caffe to the back patio to pick up your order. There you will find your order ready and waiting for you on our covered takeout table
Prefer to wait in the comfort of your car?
Just choose “curbside delivery” at checkout and call us when you arrive – we’ll bring your order right out to you!
Open 8am – 2pm weekdays & 9am – 3pm weekends
We are reopening this Thursday 10/29 @ 8am!
We look forward to seeing you Thursday!
We’ve got some exciting news…
Caffe Driade is officially reopening on Tuesday September 8th @ 8am!
We’ve missed you and can’t wait to see you again!
To protect the safety of all, seating will be spaced out at least 6 feet apart and we ask that neither tables nor chairs are moved from their designated spots.
Each table will have a two-sided sign, one side green and the other red. Red means stop and green means go!
Tables that have been sanitized and are ready for use will have the sign green side up.
If you see a table with the red side of the sign facing up, please see a staff member for sanitizing before sitting.
As you leave your table, please flip the sign over to the red side indicating that the table needs to be sanitized and see a staff member for any questions.
You can also continue to support the caffe by shopping at the Carrboro Coffee Roasters online store https://shopcarrborocoffee.com/, for coffee, brewing equipment and more, delivered via mail right to your door.
As a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, Caffe Driade has temporarily suspended service after having run at reduced hours with carry-out and curbside delivery only for a while. Our staff have been furloughed and have had significant decreases in hours and pay in the operational timeframe.
We have set up a Virtual Tip Jar to help supplement the tipped income lost by our dedicated and hard-working team. All of the money raised will be divided up among our staff and go directly to them to help support in this time of financial uncertainty.
This time of social distancing has reminded us more than ever how special our community is, and we are looking forward to the day when we can open up the doors for everyone’s enjoyment once again. Basically, we miss you!
Thank you so much for any support you can offer.
There are a few more meaningful ways you can help us, our employees, and our farmer partners around the world:
Our sister flagship cafe, Open Eye Cafe is open Monday – Friday from 7am – 7pm and Saturday – Sunday from 8am – 7pm, offering carry-out (keeping appropriate social distance and touch-free checkout), and curbside delivery by calling 919-968-9410. See current offerings in menu online – openeyecafe.com
Visit Carrboro Coffee Roasters’ online shop & order coffee, brewing equipment, gift cards, and more. They ship anywhere in the U.S., and you can get it right to your door without ever leaving your home. Don’t need coffee yet? Send some to friends and family who do. You can also subscribe to monthly coffee deliveries or give a subscription as a gift. SHOPCARRBOROCOFFEE.COM
Online gift cards will support Caffe Driade now, and the employees who work so hard every day, 364 days a year to brighten your day with amazing beverages.
If , like us, you are worried about the economic survival of all the local restaurants and retail shops that make our community a better place, please keep spreading the word on our efforts & all the ways people can continue to support local business without leaving home, or in a safe way.
Maybe you, or someone you know, can take a moment to post our efforts, write an article, or interview us to help spread the word.
We know that the COVID-19 outbreak has affected many of you already in daily life, and these are uncertain times for everyone in our specialty coffee community and beyond.
I’m writing to let you know that our commitment to do everything possible to provide you with the best coffees, and to support our partners at origin, especially those harvesting, processing and shipping coffees right now.
We are continually monitoring and adhering to all official recommendations, and taking additional steps, to ensure our team is healthy and able to continue their work and safely provide coffee service to our customers.
Public health is extremely important to us, and it is our duty to help ensure the public safety of our customers and staff. In that regard, below is what we at the Caffe are doing to keep everyone safe, as well as some helpful information to help keep you and your loved ones safer.
<div dir=”auto”>- We are encouraging all employees to work from home whenever possible and our employees have our full support at this time.</div>
<div dir=”auto”>- We require that all employees who exhibit signs of respiratory illness, fever, or cough to stay at home.</div>
<div dir=”auto”>- We are supplying all of our employees with disinfectant & hand sanitizer to be used constantly throughout the day.</div>
<div dir=”auto”>- We have implemented the use of color-coded gloves for handling different aspects of the business and provide a barrier.</div>
<div dir=”auto”>- We are also mandating thorough hand washing, and encouraging/reminding all employees to avoid touching their faces.</div>
<div dir=”auto”>- We will not be holding any in-person company meetings, gatherings, or training exercises until the situation has subsided.</div>
<div dir=”auto”>- We are diligent in sanitizing every touchable surface in our operations.</div>
<div dir=”auto”>- We are not conducting any public cuppings, nor group staff cuppings. This includes the Carrboro Coffee Roasters Public Workshops that are currently suspended.
<div dir=”auto”>- We have switched to serving in paper products as take-away only and will be restructuring our hours.</div>
<div dir=”auto”>- We are strategizing for next stages of potentially adding curb-side pickup.</div>
Remember to wash hands frequently, avoid touching the face, and practice good general hygiene, including creating the Spatial Distancing to diminish potential contamination.
Remember, the best way to deal with this situation is to follow real, verifiable science and the CDC. There is a lot of misinformation out there right now. Stay diligent, healthy, support local businesses, and stay caffeinated.
<h2>Wash Your Hands Often</h2>
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
<h2>Follow Good Respiratory Hygiene</h2>
Please cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
<h2>Clean Phones, Etc.</h2>
Use alcohol wipes (60% or higher) to wipe down common use items, often handled directly with your hands.
<h2>Follow Social/Spatial Distancing</h2>
Keep a minimum of 6 feet of distance between individuals to mitigate potential transmission
We’ve made it to our second month of 2020 and that means our first Barista’s Choice of the year is here! Meet Meagan and her drink, the “coco-NUTS for you,” a toasted coconut cappuccino ?☕️10% of Meagan’s drink sales are being donated to the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, a Carrboro non-profit that works to confront the causes and respond to the effects of poverty in our community. Meagan’s coco-NUTS for you will be on this month and all of March – make sure to order one and support a great local cause! Read more about Meagan, her drink and choice of charity below ??
Q: Tell us about your barista’s choice drink.
A: My drink is a toasted coconut cappuccino that I’m calling the “I’m coco-NUTS for you”. It is a combination of espresso, steamed milk and my house made coconut syrup. The syrup is non-dairy, using coconut milk and sugar. It is warm, decadent and smooth.
Q: What charity are you choosing to donate proceeds of your drink to this month & why?
A: I’ve chosen the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service. They are located right here in Carrboro. The center of their mission is to confront poverty and build community. I think of them as a one stop shop for resources providing food, affordable housing, emergency financial assistance, advocacy. I have seen their aid help many people.
Q: Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
A: My baby sister was accidentally born in the living room of my childhood home when I was 9 years old! My dad and I delivered her although, admittedly, my mom did most of the work.
Q: In honor of single’s awareness day this month, what is the worst date you’ve ever been on?
A: Oh boy. He took me to a brewery that allowed dogs. We were having a nice time. He walked away to order drinks. Meanwhile, a puppy ran up to me, so I started chatting with its owner. He came back and nearly dropped our drinks when he saw that the dog owner I was talking to was his very recent ex-girlfriend!
Q: What is the first concert you ever went to?
A: Classic pre-teen in the 90s – NSYNC.
Q: What’s your favorite drink to order in cafés right now?
A: Breve macchiato.
Q: What book(s) are you reading right now?
“White Teeth” by Zadie Smith.
Q: Cats or Dogs?
A: I live with 2 fabulous cats right now but I would love to own a dog.
Q: Beach or Mountains?
A: I was born and raised in Florida – forever beaches.
Q: Favorite alt. Milk?
A: I have rediscovered my love for soymilk these days.
Q: Go-to Latte art?
A: Not my strong suit. I can achieve a heart looking shape about 50% of the time. Stay tuned as I practice!
Q: Favorite herbal tea?
A: Get smart.
Q: Favorite Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee?
A: Jose Arnold Paz’s La Perla