DRUM CIRCLE on the BACK PATIO 9/13 – Open to the Public!

Join us SATURDAY EVENING 6 TO 8 PM on the Back Patio

   We hope this will be the first in a series of drum circles facilitated by international performing artist Pline Mounzeo of Congo.  A little bit of learning rhythms from the Congo River Basin rain forest.  A lot of playing them.  Some spirituality mixed in as you wish.

Rare in the U.S. but a favorite all over Africa –

“they are all musical geniuses” (quote from a Kenyan who works in Global Health at Duke).

Could be Carrboro’s own unique sound!

We’ll be playing mostly congas and ngomas (big drum of the rain forest region) but if you want, bring a djembe. Pline played for 5 years with a Senegalese group, so he’s OK with djembes!


Orange County Visitors Bureau Picks Open Eye Cafe as One of the Top 50 Reasons to Visit!


We are so excited to be included as #36 in a list of AMAZING people, places & things we love so much about our Community!

Find the PDF of the list here!

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Open Eye Cafe wins top Platinum award as Best Coffee Shop from Chapel Hill Magazine!

Its quite an honor to be singled out as the top in your field!  We aim to keep earning that spot and are motivated to keep doing great things in the world of coffee, our community and beyond!

Click here to see all the Winners & Runners Up!



The 2014 Annual Carrboro Music Festival will take place Sunday, 9/28 from 1pm to 10pm

A day long, free festival featuring music at multiple  indoor and outdoor venues.

The outdoor sites present music until dark, while some of the indoor venues go well into the evening.

Open Eye Cafe will host the following performers:

1pm  – Blue Tailed Skinks

2pm - Doug Largent Trio

3pm  -The High Bushy Tails

4pm - The Fleeting Thrushes

5pm  - The Undermanned String Band

6pm  -the Phases of Matter

7pm - Straight 8’s

8 pm  – B-Side Project

9pm – Bellflower

Venue Map – Downtown Carrboro

For more info visit:   Carrboro Music Festival Website

Calling all coffee lovers! Come to Carrboro Coffee Roasters Latte Art Throwdown at their Golden Belt Coffee Shop in Durham!

Calling all coffee lovers!

Come watch or participate in the Carrboro Coffee Roasters Latte Art Throwdown at their Golden Belt Coffee Shop in Durham!

Thursday, 7/24 at 7pm.

Celebrity judges, beautiful and delicious coffee!

Also, the Parlour Durham Ice Cream truck will make a stop!

Free and open to the public.


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New Schedules! Coffee Workshops at Carrboro Coffee Roasters! Next up: Coffee Cupping on Saturday, 9/13 at 11am.

Join Carrboro Coffee Roasters for a new series of Coffee Workshops, being held on Saturdays at the Roasting Facility, that will explore many aspects of what we love about coffee and learn new skills to help make your coffee taste the best it can be! See the flyers below for details.

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Direct Relationship Coffee Ice Cream available From Carrboro Coffee Roasters & Tarheel Creamery!!

The La Providencia Direct relationship coffee from Guatemala has been used to make an amazing, one-of-a-kind ice cream experience!  Carrboro Coffee Roasters teamed up with local ice cream guru’s Tarheel Creamery to bring out the specific flavors of this particular coffee in a creamy, delicious treat!CCR_laprovidencia_icecream-3

Currently only available at Open Eye Cafe & Caffe Driade, this Half Pint serving is everything you need for summer enjoyment. No need to wait until dessert – make it a mid-afternoon treat!

This is made to order once a week, so it’s while supplies last until the next week.

The two companies plan on working with other coffee ice cream experiments to continue to highlight what is specifically great about each coffee used.



Featuring the First Bottled Beer from Carrboro Coffee Roasters Partnering with Steel String Brewery

Now you can support your favorite Carrboro small batch roaster and your favorite Carrboro small batch brewery in one delicious drink!

We are excited to offer a Beer from a collaboration between Carrboro Coffee Roasters &  Steel String Brewery – the  Night Train Coffee IPA.

This limited edition beer is made with Ethiopian Yergz and Centennial Hops.

Look for it by the 22 oz bottle at Open Eye Cafe!

The two neighboring companies are working on a series of these hop/coffee paired beers, as well as a coffee stout, a coffee saison and more !

Tri-Cyclist Bicycle Racing Club Sponsored by Open Eye Cafe Since the Start!

logo tri-Cyclists (2)Since its inception, Open Eye Cafe has proudly sponsored the great development work and promotion of healthy cycling lifestyle that the Tri-Cyclists Bicycle Racing Club have accomplished.

For more info about the Club and its rides go to their website: http://tricyclists.com/

Get out and ride!!!

Sample our coffee brewed on the BUNN Trifecta One-Cup Brewer on Wednesday, 1/15 from 1-6pm!

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