Whether you get your energy boost from tea or coffee (or don’t like caffeine at all!), here some must-visit cafés on and around NC State’s campus
Above, an iced vanilla latte is a great choice at Liquid State. Photo by Sara Darwish.
Whether you get your energy boost from tea or coffee (or want a non-caffeinated beverage), here are some must-visit cafés on and around N.C. State’s campus, along with some of our favorite menu items.
3100 Hillsborough St.
2109 Avent Ferry Road
The coffeehouse has a slew of specials for each weekday, with themes like Fusion Friday and Wired Wednesday. I love Cup A Joe’s undying love for everything WKNC, NC State’s student-run radio station!
Personal Favorite: Thai Tea with Whipped Cream
2428 Hillsborough St.
Located right under Mitch’s Tavern, Global Village puts an emphasis on serving fair-trade, organic coffee.
Personal Favorite: Brewed Organic Coffee
1908 Hillsborough St.
Serving a menu of traditional café drinks, as well as a selection of beers, wines and other alcoholic beverages, Liquid State is an ideal place for studying or just hanging out with friends.
Personal Favorite: Vegan Peanut Butter Brownie
2100 Hillsborough St.
This is the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon, with plenty of outdoor seating and a great view of the Bell Tower.
Personal Favorite: Toffee Cookie
See a full list of NCSU locations here.
With locations all over campus, this coffee shop is by far the most convenient for NC State students on this list. Students can also use a meal swipe or dining dollars at PCJ, making it a great place to go if you’re running low on cash.
Personal Favorite: Healthy Harvest Muffin
Talley Student Union
With deals on the Starbucks app and promotions such as Frappy Hour (it ends Sunday!), Starbucks is great if you’re trying to save money. Fun fact: Starbucks has Spotify playlists they use at their locations with some pretty good music!
Personal Favorite: Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino