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21 Specialty Cafe Drinks in Chapel Hill You Must Try

(The Triangle Trend) — “Get your sip on” means a little something different for everyone. However, for the sake of the colder months coming, we’ll be talking about those hot, cozy sips we all love on Winter mornings. Here are some fantastic Chapel Hill cafes and their best brews.

La Vita Dolce Cafe

Location: 610 Market St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Editor’s pick: The Dolce Nitro

“A cold-brewed, nitrogen-infused coffee offering reduced acidity, a smooth and full body, and creamy mouth-feel.”

Carolina Coffee Shop

Location: 138 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Editor’s pick: Chocolate Nut Mocha

Price: $12

“Godiva Chocolate, Frangelico, Disaronno, Espresso, Steamed Milk, Whipped Cream, and Chocolate Syrup.”

Perennial

Location: 401 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Editor’s pick: Mint Latte

Price: $5.00

Made with “2 oz espresso, muddled spearmint, cane sugar, and 8oz silky steamed milk.”

Editor’s pick: Rosemary Latte

Price: $5.00

Made with “2 oz espresso, muddled rosemary, organic honey, and 8oz silky steamed milk.”

Editor’s pick: Lavender Latte

Price: $5.00

Made with “2 oz espresso, muddled lavender, cane sugar, and 8 oz silky steamed milk.”

Caribou Coffee

Location: 1408 East Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Editor’s pick: Caribou Cooler® Matcha Tea With Bubbles

Price: $4.29 – $4.99

“Matcha tea powder blended with ice, vanilla, half & half, and our signature shake mix. Served over coconut coffee jellies.”

Editor’s pick: Nitro Malted Mocha

Price: $3.89 – $4.59

“Premium chocolate combined with nitro cold press, milk, and malted milk powder.”

Editor’s pick: Caribou Cooler Caramel High Rise®

Price: $4.29 – $4.99

“Coffee blended with ice and caramel. Topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce.”

Bruegger’s Bagels Eastgate

Location: 1800 East Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Editor’s pick: French Toast Coffee

“Available every Winter with flavors and aroma of buttered French toast and a touch of cinnamon drizzled with maple syrup.”

Panera Bread

Location: 213 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Editor’s pick: Frozen Caramel Cold Brew

Price: $4.79

“Caramel and an icy cold brew coffee blend topped with whipped cream and caramel syrup.”

Editor’s pick: Iced Madagascar Vanilla Latte

Price: $4.39

“Freshly brewed espresso with foamed milk and Madagascar vanilla syrup, served over ice and topped with whipped cream.”

Blue Spoon Microcreamery

Location: 140 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Editor’s pick: Classic Affogato

Price: $5.95

“A scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream drowned in a double shot of hot espresso.”

Editor’s pick: Matcha Affogato

Price: $5.95

“A scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream drowned in extra-strong green tea.”

Editor’s pick: Hot Chocolate Affogato

Price: $5.95

“A scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream drowned in European style hot chocolate.”

Guglhupf Bake Shop

Location: 1800 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Editor’s pick: Campfire Latte

Price: $4.50

“Espresso, jo snow organic lumberjack syrup, fig vanilla black pepper syrup, and silky steamed milk in a 12 oz. cup.”

Editor’s pick: Turmeric Latte

Price: $4.25

“House turmeric mix and silky steamed milk in a 12 oz. cup.”

Editor’s pick: Eggnog Latte

Price: $5.00

“Single-shot espresso, silky steamed organic eggnog, milk, and a dash of cinnamon in a 12 oz. cup”. Add four roses bourbon for +$4.00 or Hamilton 86 rum for +$5.00.

Quickly Bubble Tea

Location: 503 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Editor’s pick: Coffee Milk Tea

“A smooth blend of soy milk and tea, mixed with a blend of coffee. Includes optional Boba add-in.”

Editor’s pick: Crema Tea

“Crema tea’s defining feature is a layer of sweet, creamy foam on top of a tea of your choice. “

Yaya Tea

Location: 157 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Editor’s pick: Yin-Yang

Price: Cold $3.50 – $4.40, Hot $2.95 – $4.50

“Coffee and tea with milk.” Simple yet delicious.

Editor’s pick: Better Life Tea

Price: Cold $3.50 – $4.50, Hot $4.50

“Strawberry, Lychee, Pineapple, and Green Tea blend.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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