Sometimes you need a place to escape and relax, while enjoying nature.
What better place to do this and enjoy an expertly crafted espresso or whole leaf tea than Caffe Driade? Caffe Driade has long been considered to represent the unique ideal of Chapel Hill Culture, tucked away off of the famous Franklin Street, beside Whitehall Antiques, it is easy to accidentally overlook this treasure. Be sure to avoid that mistake as that ‘out of the way’ feel is part of what makes this European style Caffe so distinct.
An Independent, locally owned & national award winning Espresso bar, Teahouse and Wine bar, Caffe Driade has remained unequaled in the area, while offering something for everyone. Caffe Driade strives and achieves that balance of quality in its carefully crafted products, it’s gorgeous and evocative atmosphere, and the stellar service that is provided with a mix of old world tradition and modern panache.
Menu choices range from handcrafted espresso drinks, and coffee to whole leaf tea, scrumptious baked goods and a thoughtful selection of wine, beer & cigars, all in a setting that is magical.
Experience the delight of the Driade Shake that blends espresso, ice cream and other ingredients for a truly delicious taste sensation. All drinks can be expertly iced for those warmer days. Originally started over 21 years ago, Caffe Driade continues to set the bar for quality in its truly unique setting. Its employees compete in the National & Regional Coffee Competitions, While it’s owner is a Certified World & National Coffee Competition Judge, and an expert consultant who travels to competitions around the world to support quality coffee & espresso in the industry.
Stroll in off the road, sidewalk or Bolin Creek Trail and immerse yourself instantly in the greenery of old growth woods were beautifully sculpted gardens surround patios that meld seamlessly into the surrounding woods, with the liquid sound of fountains and perhaps a breeze to tickle your ear. At night, the front patio takes on a new magic, lit by candles and host to a variety of live music (Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; May thru October). A truly one of a kind, charming venue that attracts all ages, cultures and folks from various walks of life; such that you often hear 3 or 4 different languages spoken simultaneously.
Caffe Driade has been featured on the Food Network show with Rachel Ray, and is often used as a setting for various film projects. The Caffe is available for catering and takes reservations for hosting both informal gatherings & parties, as well as formal ceremonies such as graduation & wedding receptions.
This is where you come to relax, unwind, concentrate and ponder. Meeting friends, business associates, and people from all walks of life. There are places to secret to, and spots in which to be seen and interact.
Support your local, independent coffee house & espresso bar that stands the test of time.
Don’t you deserve the best?