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Open Eye Cafe Opens Up Front & Back Patios Outside!

Have you heard the news? We’re reopening our front and back patio! As always, safety is our #1 priority – seating will continue to stay spaced out at least 6 feet apart and we ask that neither tables nor chairs are moved from their designated spots. Masks are required until you reach the table and […]

Open Eye Cafe Raises $500 for NC Black Alliance with Community Help!

Thanks to your participation in our retail bag fundraiser, we were able to raise $500 for North Carolina Black Alliance With this donation NCBA will be able to continue working toward state-level systemic change by strengthening the network of elected officials representing communities of color throughout the state. Thank you for your generous support and […]

Open Eye Cafe Supports Black Lives Matter

Open Eye Cafe, as a business that is fully interconnected in our communities, is committed to doing our part to dismantle systemic racism and address the power dynamics that are unfair to Black people and all disenfranchised communities. While words can be a supportive first step, they can also be a hollow gesture, especially on […]

Pastries Are Back!

We’re excited to announce the return of pastries! We’ll be offering some of your favorite & most requested treats from Ninth Street Bakery including butter & chocolate croissants, scones, danishes, and muffins. Deliveries will arrive fresh every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning (no pre-ordering necessary). If the response is positive, we will continue expanding our offerings […]

Operation Updates for Open Eye Cafe – 6/20

 There are many complicated aspects to NC Phase 2 reopening, that started May 22nd; but certainly our biggest concern is the health & safety of our team and our customers. ​So in consideration of the health & well being of staff & customers, w​e are not currently planning to re-open our indoor seating​ or back […]

Sunday Bagels & Coffee!

Our Sundays have just gotten better with Deli Edison bagels and Carrboro Coffee Roasters’ coffee – a perfect combination! Place your orders by Wednesday at 4pm for the following Sunday. Order by the 1/2 dozen – options include plain, sesame, and everything with plain, herb-garlic, or bacon-scallion cream cheese! Taking pre-orders HERE!

Now taking Bagel Pre-Orders for Sunday, May 24th!

Requests for bagels has been positive, so we are continuing to work with our bagel partner, Deli Edison, and the next bagel pre-order, by the half dozen for pickup from the cafe, is for Sunday, May 24th! Please place your pre-orders online HERE by this Wednesday, May 20th at 4pm. We’ll have your bagels and […]

How to Help Farmers, Our Employees, and Our Business

As a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, Open Eye Cafe has seen reduced hours with carry-out and curbside delivery only. Our sister cafe, Caffe Driade has temporarily suspended service, & one third of our staff have been furloughed and 100% of our staff have had significant decreases in hours and pay. We have set […]

Covid-19 and how we are staying safe

We know that the COVID-19 outbreak has affected many of you already in daily life, and these are uncertain times for everyone in our specialty coffee community and beyond. I’m writing to let you know that our commitment to do everything possible to provide you with the best coffees, and to support our partners at […]