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Buy Local This Holiday Season!

Please join me in channeling your Holiday shopping enthusiasm image002 (2)into SmallBusiness Saturday and a genuine commitment to Buy Local through the entire holiday season.  Go into an actual store and pick it out yourself – the gift recipient and the local economy will appreciate it!


2014-15 Cycling Jerseys Make Great Gifts!!!!

A New look  for Open Eye Cafe and amazing quality from VOLER will make this one of the best purchases of the year!

Hidden 3/4 zip, raglan sleeve with incredible comfort….Made in the USA!

Stop by the Cafe and get yours while they last.


Holiday Blend Coffee from Carrboro Coffee Roasters Available Now!!

Enjoy this delicious Blend that has delicious notes of spice & citrus!!

A blend of Direct Relationship coffee from Nicaragua & Sumatra for you to enjoy & share this Season.

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Open Eye Gloves from Defeet! The Perfect Gift…

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!

Open Eye Supports the Carrboro Film Festival! 11/22-23.

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Owner Scott Conary writes article for SCAA Chronicle Magazine…

Specialty Coffee Association of America- Chronicle Magazine: The Power of Story: Behind Cause Coffees

by Scott Conary of member Open Eye Cafe:


We are open Thanksgiving Day til 5pm!

Join us for the Gallop & Gorge race in the morning and then relax for a while before heading to your Dinner events.6146cf872d

We are open from 7am to 5pm on T-day and normal hours on Friday the 28th.

Don’t forget to grab some coffee to share with your family and friends!

Coffee always makes a dinner host smile!

Open Eye Cafe Celebrates 15 years supporting RSVVP Day : Eat For a Good Cause!

  • The 26th annual RSVVP Day (Restaurants Sharing V/5 & V/5 Percent) will be Tuesday, November 11.

Eat out or Take out, all day; breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, at Open Eye Cafe and other area  PARTICIPATING restaurants and 10% of your tab will be donated to the Inter-Faith Council to benefit their hunger-relief programs; the Community Kitchen and the Emergency Food Pantry.

This year the Open Eye Cafe was awarded the honor of being a Supporter of this fantastic event for the last 15 years!

Here is a link to the DTH article : Open Eye Cafe celebrates 15 years of supporting the IFC RSVVP Program


The complete list of other participating restaurants can be found at

Open Eye Cafe Sponsors the 2014 West End Poetry Festival

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The 2014 West End Poetry Festival, sponsored by the Town of Carrboro, will be held in October 17 and October 18 and will feature nationally known poets as well as emerging voices.  Please join us for all or part of this free festival.

  • Friday, October 17, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill
  • An opening reception and readings by five poets
  • Saturday, October 18, 12:00pm-8:30pm at the Century Center in Carrboro
  • An open workshop on form and its uses (even for free-verse poets), panel sessions on poetry and place, an open mic, a light dinner and reception, and a final reading featuring Cathy Smith Bowers, Poet Laureate of North Carolina from 2010 to 2012, and Celisa Steele, Carrboro’s current Poet Laureate.
  • Coffee Sponsored by Open Eye Cafe.

Poets participating in the 2014 West End Poetry Festival include Cathy Smith Bowers, James Applewhite, Laurence Avery, Pam Baggett, Charmaine Cadeau, Steve Cushman, Tyree Daye, Ann Deagon, Terri Kirby Erickson, Dave Manning, Joseph Mills, Sarah Rose Nordgren, Gary Phillips, David Roderick, Sacrificial Poets, Starr Seward, Alana Sherrill, Susan Spalt, Celisa Steele, Chris Tonelli, Kamaya Truitt-Martin, Ross White, and Sharon Nyree Williams.

If you have questions about the Festival, please check the links in the left-hand column or, please contact Gary Phillips (email, 919-944-1075), Susan Spalt (email, 919-818-0687) or Celisa Steele (email, 919-451-0075).

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



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