America's Best Coffee Bars
It’s been more than two decades since Starbucks started serving designer lattes in Seattle, and America’s obsession with coffee continues to grow as a new wave of independent, boutique cafés opens across the country. The mark of a great café isn’t just about a well-poured cup. Coffee snobs might not adore the chicory-spiced coffee at Café du Monde in New Orleans, but the atmosphere and location of the open-air café overlooking Jackson Square—and the powdered-sugar-covered beignets—are incredible.
This artisanal espresso bar is literally off the beaten path, surrounded entirely by woods. Espresso drinks are made with beans from Carrboro Coffee Company, and there's even an in-house humidor for those who want to smoke a cigar on the outdoor terrace with their coffee, beer or wine. caffedriade.com