Treat yourself to a healthy and appetizing assortment of food and drinks at Looking Glass Cafe. We specialize in Fair Trade organic coffees provided by Carrboro Coffee Roasters. We are purist when it comes to coffee, but we do offer many ways to enhance your choices by having lots of flavor shots or by offering dairy free alternatives like soy or almond milk.

In addition to a large variety of teas and traditional Italian drinks, our selections of beer and wine change seasonally. You can dine on traditional Panini sandwiches, local pastries and desserts, including vegan and gluten-free choices. Most of our pastries come from local home certified bakers. These pastry artists whip up homemade treats that are sure to please all. We currently feature baked goods from Sweet Little Something, Kelley G. Cupcakes and Local Cookie. All of our bread comes from Bread & Butter.

Beat the summer heat by sitting in our lovely shaded garden while enjoying our Italian sodas, old fashioned chocolate malt milkshakes, our Date milkshake specialty, or yummy Locopops. We also have delicious iced coffee and tea choices.

As the seasons change and colder weather moves in, come relax in one of our many cozy corners for home-made soups, hot tea, lattes, or decadent Mayan hot chocolates with homemade whip cream.

We have ample parking and provide free Wi-Fi. We feature game nights and live entertainment. Tuesday is Jazz Night, with the great Doug Largent Trio. With our projector screen and sound system, we have Movie Nights and also feature local documentaries and films. Our rooms can be rented for meetings, gatherings, or as a film venue. Be sure to join us for the Carrboro Music Festival!

Looking Glass Cafe is a warm and welcoming place with a passion for friendly customer service and has perfected the ambiance of a small town café. Whether you’ve come to enjoy our many offerings of food and beverages, or our fun atmosphere complete with games, pool table, art gallery, and garden, we are truly a place for everyone.

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Winner of the Indy Best of the Triangle 2014


Looking Glass Cafe · 601 W Main Street · Carrboro, NC 27510-1632 · Phone: (919) 967-9398


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