Chapel Hill Magazine Interviews Scott Conary on Their New Podcast!


Vote For Open Eye Cafe as Best Coffee Shop in IndyWeeks “Best Of” Poll!

There’s still a few weeks to vote for  Open Eye Cafe for Best Coffee Shop in Orange County! best-of-star-2016-300px

We’re honored to be listed with some of the area’s best spaces, and we encourage you to vote for in Orange County and also Josh Kimbrough & Spencer Lee as ‘Best Barista’ !!!

 Click the link below to vote. Polls close May 15th!

Indy Week Best Of Poll



New Big Spoon Espresso ‪Nut Butter‬ Made w/Carrboro Coffee Roaster’s ‪‎Red Sunset Espresso‬ Collaboration!

Durham’s Big Spoon Roasters and Carrboro Coffee Roasters today announced a collaboration in the form of Big Spoon’s newest handcrafted nut butter made with the coffee roaster’s Red Sunset Espresso.Nut Butter 2016

The new nut butter recipe combines freshly roasted and milled heirloom Mission-variety almonds and NC Runner peanuts with finely ground Red Sunset Espresso, raw NC wildflower honey, and a pinch of hand-harvested sea salt. The resulting nut butter has a distinctly rich, molasses-like sweetness along with the espresso’s signature notes of dark cherry and baking spice.

“We’re extremely proud of this collaboration with Carrboro Coffee Roasters, which has the simple goal of getting the most delicious flavor out of this unique blend of fresh-roasted nuts and coffee,” said Big Spoon founder Mark Overbay. “Having worked in the specialty coffee industry for years, it’s especially rewarding to work with Scott Conary and his team, who are sourcing & roasting beautiful coffees.”

“The Red Sunset Espresso blend is a delightful combination of two uniquely delicious coffees. When put together, the molasses and floral citrus of the YergZ from Ethiopia turns into a sweet Red Cherry from the attributes of the Sumatra Royal Badger, which also lends a spice element, so perfect for nut butter!” said Carrboro Coffee Roasters President Scott Conary.  “Our ongoing efforts as a Roastery for the last 14 years has been about building Relationships with farmers and connecting communities around the world; so we are very excited to combine those elements here by sharing the coffee, and their communities, with communities around the country, thru this unique collaboration with a like-minded business of quality like Big Spoon!

The nut butter will be on sale exclusively at Carrboro’s Open Eye Café & Caffe Driade May 2-15, during which the café is offering $1 shots of Red Sunset Espresso and $1 off an 8oz bag of whole bean Red Sunset with the purchase of a jar of the new nut butter. After May 15, the new nut butter blend will be available to Big Spoon’s other wholesale customers around the country.BSR_Website_Selects-8


New Schedule! Coffee Workshops at Carrboro Coffee Roasters! Next up: How Roast Determines Flavor on Saturday, 5/14 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.
















Open Eye Gloves from Defeet!

These gloves are made for extreme activity but just as good at simply keeping you warm in your daily activities.  The grippy-palms allow you the dexterity to get stuff done while staying warm!

Defeet is a local active-clothing company located in Hildebrand, NC.  We partner with them to make our fantastic socks too!


New Edition of Open Eye Socks Available!

The new, one-of-a-kind Open Eye Cafe logo socks are available !openEye
These state of the art socks from Defeet, a company out of Hildebrand, NC; are technologically advanced, but you don’t need to know that to appreciate them!
Comfy and cool, they make for great gifts for the upcoming Holidays!
Get them while they last.


Support the Chapel Hill Service league Through Their Christmas House Program To Benefit Orange County Children In Need

4For 65 years now, the Chapel Hill Service League has sponsored Christmas House to benefit Orange County children who most need support during the holidays. This favorite annual event ensures a brighter holiday for more than 800 children in our community each December. Christmas House provides an opportunity for financially challenged parents and guardians to select new toys, books and coats for their children in a one-day, free shopping spree. New bicycles and helmets are donated to Christmas House and are given by lottery to lucky boys and girls.

Family and friends of all ages are invited to bring new toys to our Wish Trees at the Open Eye Cafe and around the region during the holiday season. We’re extremely grateful to the community for your continuing and generous support.

For more info and a list of tree locations go to : Chapel Hill Service League


Now Carrying Big Spoon Nut Butter BARS!!

Balanced, on-the-go nutrition doesn’t have to sacrifice integrity, flavor, or freshness. The proof is in Big Spoon fresh, handcrafted nut butter bars.

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Made in small batches with our own fresh-roasted nut butter and the best whole ingredients out there, they are equally tasty and nutritious without compromise… this is probably the kind of bar you’d make at home if you only had time.

Especially coveted by our competitive athlete friends, these fiber-rich, high-protein, antioxidant Pepita_Bar_Square_Web-4_grandepowerhouses are perfect as fuel for intense workouts and post-adventure recoveries, and they’re also simply delicious, hunger-curbing snacks.

The Apricot Pepita Bar combines the toasty crunch of fresh-roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) with chunks of organic stone-ground Taza dark chocolate, whole grains, and the sunny sweetness of golden, dried apricots.

The Cherry Pecan Bar pairs naturally sweet, dark-roasted pecans with tart, unsweetened dried cherries, chunks of organic stone-ground Taza dark chocolate, whole grains, grass-fed whey protein, and raw wildflower honey.

Sign up for the Little River Trail Run Series! Open Eye Cafe is a proud Sponsor!

Amazing trails to enjoy in a beautiful park…A fully supported race LRTRWithLink-Letterseries with 2 distances to choose from, and sponsored by us with delicious hot coffee & awards!

Organized by the Trailheads Running group.

This will be the 11th year for the race, which has thus far raised over $60,000 for Little River Regional Park and for local trails.

Makes for a great new year goal!!!

Register at:Little River Trail Runs


Holiday Hours at Open Eye Cafe

Be sure to stop in and get coffee for all the parties you will attend, as well as everyday need!

We will be open the following hours over the Holidays:


Thursday, December 24th – 7am to 5pm

Friday, December 25th – CLOSED

Satuday, December 26th – 9am – Midnight

New Years:

Thursday, December 31st – 7am to 5pm – New Years Eve

Friday, January 1st, 2016 – 9am to Midnight




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