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Cafe Carolina and Bakery Wachovia Center

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150 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-834-9117
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Located around the corner from my office I find this to be a great quick stop for morning coffee and bagel or bakery goods. Nice seating areas inside and out. Located in the lobby of the Wells Fargo building.

Thank Tony P
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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158 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Location deserves 5 stars but we found the food ok. Café is within walking distance to the museums. My husband and Father-in-Law ordered the breakfast platter. Eggs, sausage/bacon, hash brown casserole with toast. Eggs were more white color than yellow. Casserole was cold so neither of them ate much of their meals. More left than eaten. Coffee was just warm... More 

Thank mrschaplaincoley
Erie, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

It doesn't matter what you get. It is all good. Wraps, flats, salads, bagels, or cupcakes. Freshness and high quality are second to none here. The prices are a little bit higher and that is ok. The tea is worth it. Make sure you have time to read the whole menu if you've never been. And yes, even though it... More 

Thank Michael S
Metuchen, New Jersey
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Good for a quick lunch stop if you want to eat and run. Many locals seem to flock here for lunch hour from work (the cashiers were on first name basis with many customers). Order first, then wait for them to call out your order (no table menu or wait-staff); open seating. It was fine for us for a quick... More 

Thank RoadTripNJ429
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

My family absolutely loves Cafe Carolina. We are huge fans of their salads & their chipotle chicken pani. Their pastries are great as well. They're most known for their cupcakes.

Thank packgirl12
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Good enough food, but so many better choices around! Very much like a panera bread but at least it's local!

Thank ultimateAL
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312 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

We stopped in today for lunch. There was a bluegrass street festival going on outside and a Special Olympics rappelling event happening literally right on top of the Cafe (the Cafe is in the first floor of a 32 story building) and rappellers were coming down outside the windows. But service was super quick and the food was very good.... More 

Thank Tricia316
Johns Creek, Georgia
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239 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

The place does not have many choices. Just an average place. Worth a try if there is nothing else around.

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Berlin, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

food was good and located in an awesome spot, lots of shopping. get to watch them make the meals if you would like

Thank mom1intheworld
Raleigh, North Carolina
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113 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is the perfect central location for grabbing a quick breakfast or lunch on the go. They have terrific coffee, great quiche and breakfast wraps; they're famous for their blueberry crunch bagels and blue-iced vanilla cupcakes. Their flatbread pizzas, pressed sandwiches and salads are great for lunch. One caveat: this location is not open for dinner, so plan accordingly. When... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-834-9117

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?