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Best Coffee Shops in Raleigh area?

I'm new to the Raleigh and looking for some good coffee shops. I've seen Driade in Chapel Hill (would rather not go that far, but will if need be) mentioned after a search of the forums.

Who makes a da** fine espresso around Raleigh? Looking for a shop that can pull a god-shot. Thanks.

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  1. I am a Driade regular. My Raleigh fix comes from Cuppa Joe on Hillsborough St. My Durham fix comes from Bean Traders on Hwy 54.

    1. The two places I frequent most are Helios down on Glenwood Ave. in the Glenwood South area. They have the benefit of a nice parking lot in the back and an awesome patio to hang out on in better weather. I also go to Morning Times downtown on Hargett St. frequently as well. Both are very good.

      1. Thanks for the suggestions!

        1. My husband loved Caribou in Cary on Maynard and now has Caribou coffee shipped to Delaware.

          Foster's Market in Durham and Chapel Hill had good coffee bars.

          1. When I'm in raleigh its Cupa Joe for me