Elon's Coffee Shops: A Memoir
Start writing a post

Elon's Coffee Shops: A Memoir

Quality coffee is important, but coffee shop quality is everything.

Elon's Coffee Shops: A Memoir

1. Oak House

It may not be the most trendy or hipster coffee shop around these parts, but it gets the job done. Even though the tables are lined with passive-aggressive signs about not being able to "sip water", this is still a good place to be productive and catch up with friends. The best part about this coffee shop is their dirty chai latte, hands down.

2. The Blend & co.

Nestled in downtown Burlington, The Blend & co. is a coffee shop definitely worth checking out. Let's start by talking about how freaking asthetically pleasing this place is. Exposed brick, shiny wood counters, hanging coffee cups: 'nuff said. Now, onto the menu. One of the most diverse coffee menus I've ever laid my eyes on. Offering seasonal coffee drinks, smoothies, and smoothie bowls, The Blend & co. has the power to satisfy your every need.

3. Irazu

Probably the location where you can see Elon girls at their most aggressive, literally sprinting to get one of the infamous window tables. In the smack middle of campus, Irazu is a great place to hang out when you have a gap between classes. Also, a lavender syrup was just added to the menu, so there's that.

4. Press

Crepes and coffee? I mean, sure. I honestly don't think that there could ever be a better combo. As a fairly recent addition to Graham, Press has definitely made its mark. The food is incredible, the drinks are fun and trendy. Just BEWARE of the Sunday brunch times...

5. The Green Bean

Although this coffee shop is a thirty-minute drive away from campus, it makes for the perfect day trip/getaway. On S. Elm street amongst many-a-boutique, Green Bean's location is among the best I have ever seen. In between homework breaks take a stroll in a nearby park, or grab a bite at Craft Taco two streets down; this place has got it all. Not to mention, it's huge. So if you're a coffee-goer who gets stressed about not finding a seat, fear no more and make your way to The Green Bean!

6. Starbucks

On Huffman Mill of course. Honestly, I wasn't even going to put this one on the list but didn't want to throw too much shade at what is America's favorite coffee destination. This Starbucks is equipped with a drive-thru, which is incredibly convenient. Not to mention, you feel ten times more intelligent/productive just sitting in this place.

7. Reed's

There is much controversy that surrounds the coffee shop, Reeds. Just a couple storefronts down from Filament in Mebane, many fights have come up about which is better. But the fact of the matter is that each has their strengths and they simply can't be compared. To put it simply, Reeds is straight comfy. Honestly, you feel like you're in someone's house when you're in this coffee shop, which rocks. And you can't forget about Reed's yummy food options, like homemade chicken salad. Unbeatable.

8. Filament

The cream of the crop. The pick of the litter. The best-in-its-class. What else is there to say, really? I'll put it simply: VSCO wasn't ready. Filament, also located in Downtown Mebane, is nothing short of a gem. The thirty-minute drive from campus is worth it, my friends. If you are looking to do studying with a side of shopping, this is the place to be. The baristas are incredibly friendly and there is always a fire playlist going. Seriously, check it out...now.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Peter Truong

If you still have not figured out what you want to cook on Thanksgiving, baked macaroni and cheese is something worth considering. It is simple, affordable, and delicious. I have had many different types of baked mac and cheese and most are dry. I do not like a dry mac and cheese, it just does not seem appealing to me. If you like the creamy cheesy essence of mac and cheese, look no further, this recipe is for you.


Keep Reading... Show less

As a first-year college student, I've been doing a lot of meeting and introducing myself to people, often with the classic format of "name, hometown, major".

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

This Simple 7-Step DIY Face Mask Combines Safety — And Sustainability

Instead of studying like I intended on doing today, I made a face mask for some reason and thought I'd share how I did.


If you were looking for a simple way to make a mask, I am happy to share how I personally make them. I have a pretty small face in general, so I prefer having my homemade ones so they fit better. This is also a great alternative to just throwing away any clothes! Before starting, you will need to make sure you have fabric, thread, a needle, and pins; if you have a sewing machine, you obviously could use that instead of hand sewing it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

6 Ways To Handle The Stress Of Earning Your Degree From Your Childhood Bedroom

Oh so this was the room where I snuck cookies upstairs past my bedtime and stole R-Rated movies to watch when my parents were asleep and now I'm expected to earn my degree in this very same room?

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

It's definitely not easy, but it's something so many kids are struggling with right now.

Keep Reading... Show less

November is such an underrated month. With all the excitement that comes with Halloween ending and the holiday season around the corner, some people skip over it and go straight to their Christmas playlist. For me though, November is the perfect time to compile a playlist of songs that bring on major nostalgia which I think is perfect for this time of year. If you're looking for something to get you in that thankful spirit before you head into the Christmas spirit or something to play while you enjoy Friendsgiving, here are some go-to songs to add to your November playlist.

Keep Reading... Show less

Taylor Swift is famous for her Easter eggs on social media that hint at what is coming next for her. Over the past few days, fans noticed a change in Swift's hair when she was accepting her win as Apple's songwriter of the year that was reminiscent of the "Red" era. Of course, this has caused widespread speculation that Swift has begun to re-record her masters.

Keep Reading... Show less

While joyful, the holiday season can also be stressful for many and that's A-O.K. Plus, with the added tension that is 2020, this year's holiday season is a lot, to put it simply.

This is your reminder to put yourself first and listen to what you're yearning for. Deep down, you know what you need to thrive and I know that you can get there.

Keep Reading... Show less

25 'Open When' Topics And Ideas For That Special Someone In Your Life

Open When Letters are letters you can give to your special someone.

Lauren McCally

Stuck on what to get the person you love the most?

And, well, let's be honest, is hard to shop for? Well then, why not send them some Open When Letters?

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments