June Barista’s Choice

🤩JUNE BARISTA HIGHLIGHT | 👋🏼Meet Nicole 👋🏼 Their Barista’s Choice creation is the “Cold Blue,” and will be featured all of June, so come in and order one, you won’t be disappointed! Extra fun fact – Nicole is our talented chalk board artist! Make sure to check it out while you’re ordering and let Nicole know how awesome they are!
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Here’s a quick Q&A with our featured barista of the month:
Q: Tell us about your baristas choice drink!
A: My barista’s choice is a cold brew drink lightly sweetened with a blueberry ginger simple syrup and condensed milk (vegan version available with condensed coconut milk!)
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Q: Tell us about your baristas choice drink!
A: I played the cello for about eleven years!
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Q: Cats or Dogs?
A: Cats all the way.
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Q: Coffee or Tea?
A: Coffee.
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Q: Beach or Mountains?
A: Driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway and exploring all the views.
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Q: Book or Movie?
A: Books over an adaptation but movie if its an original screenplay!
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Q: Favorite alt. Milk?
A: Oat; it’s got a nice texture and earthy flavor.
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Q: Go-to Latte art?
A: A heart!
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Q: Favorite herbal tea?
A: Lemon mint.
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Q: Favorite Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee?
A: We only had it for a brief time at Open Eye, but I really enjoyed El Aserradero from Nicaragua.

May Barista’s Choice

🤩MAY BARISTA HIGHLIGHT | 👋🏼Meet Sarah 👋🏼 And enjoy her Barista’s Choice creation, the “Scarborough Fair.” It is being featured all of May, so come in and give it a try, and thank Sarah for dreaming up something so delicious!
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Q: Tell us about your baristas choice drink.
A: The Scarborough Fair is an iced honey, rosemary, sea salt espresso-based beverage topped with cream (or oat milk). Complex, yet perfectly balanced, this drink is perfect for the beginning of spring.
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Q: Cats or Dogs?
A: Happy dogs who like to swim, hike, and cuddle
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Q: Coffee or Tea?
A: Coffee
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Q: Beach or Mountains?
A: Swimming at the waterfalls in the mountains
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Q: Book or Movie?
A: Books!
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Q: Favorite alt. Milk?
A: Oat milk because of it’s creamy texture
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Q: Go-to Latte art?
A: 🦢 Currently perfecting my swan, thanks to the help of our barista trainer Thurmond
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Q: Favorite herbal tea?
A: Rooibos. It’s a South African herbal tea that is smooth and gentle with a natural sweetness and slightly nutty flavor. Our Avena Dream herbal blend is a close runner-up.
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Q: Favorite Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee?
A: I love Edith Meza’s Finca Tasta from Peru. We serve it frequently in the cafe. Its clean, fruit forward, silky body and sweet spice makes it an incredible coffee that makes your senses come alive.

April Barista’s Choice

🤩APRIL BARISTA HIGHLIGHT | 👋🏼Meet Josh 👋🏼 And meet his Barista’s choice creation, the “Mochiato” ☕️🤯 It is being featured all of April, so come try it and thank him for creating such a delectable treat!
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Here’s a little Q&A with Josh:
Q: Tell us about your baristas choice drink.
A: Chocolate + Macchiato+ 🍫 = Mochiato
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Q: Cats or Dogs?
A: 😻
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Q: Coffee or Tea?
A: Tea
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Q: Beach or Mountains?
A: Beach
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Q: Book or Movie?
A: 📚
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Q: Favorite alt. Milk?
A: Hemp Milk
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Q: Go-to Latte art?
A: Marble
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Q: Favorite herbal tea?
A: Get Smart
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Q: Favorite Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee?
A: Piedmont Espresso

Mountain Blue at Open Eye

Come out and enjoy a contemporary and folk style of music from North Carolina’s very own Mountain Blue trio, born in the heart of Appalachia. They will be performing from 6:30-9:30pm on January 11th, and you can learn more about them on their Facebook page.

Carrboro Cheer!

It’s that time of year again, and we’re excited to be one of the many businesses participating in this year’s Carrboro Cheer! Check out the Facebook event for more information.

2018 Holiday Featured Coffee

We are kicking off the holidays with the 2018 Holiday Featured Coffee!

This year’s Holiday blend features two Direct Relationship coffees that when carefully combined, remind us of seasonal flavors and the warmth of baked, spiced fruit desserts. It is perfect for waking up with on cool mornings or paired with seasonal desserts!

Available now, try it here!

Join us for live music from Hope Griffin on Friday, November 23rd!

Come by and listen to live music from Hope Griffin on Friday, November 23rd at 8pm! Hope Griffin is a Folk/Americana singer and songwriter from Anchorage, Alaska. Since moving to North Carolina, she has been named the “Best Acoustic/Folk Band” and “Best Singer/Songwriter” in western North Carolina. This year, she has been on the road promoting her latest album release with her longtime bandmate, Jamie Leigh Bennet.

You can check out her website and preview some of her music here.

Italian Artist Valerio Piccolo at Open Eye Cafe

Come out to enjoy free music from Valerio Piccolo, an Italian singer, songwriter, writer, and movie/book translator on Saturday, November 17th at 8pm.

We can’t wait to see you there!

See Kevin Thompson Live on Friday, November 2nd!

Join us on Friday, November 2nd to enjoy live music from Kevin Thompson! The show is free and begins at 8pm.

Kevin Thompson is a North Carolina based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His music, featuring a blend of Americana, blues, country, rock, and gospel, has been featured on What Not To Wear, American Pickers, and Pawn Stars.

Be sure to check out his website here.

We hope to see you there!

Gallop & Gorge 8K 2018

Start your Thanksgiving off with the Gallop & Gorge 8K and get ready to eat lots of turkey! We are sponsoring the G&G 8K, which is the third and final race in the 14th annual Le Tour de Carrboro race series, starting at 8am. We will also have hot coffee waiting just for you! Click here for more information.