Perfect Escape from the College Bubble: Looking Glass Cafe, Carrboro


Looking Glass Cafe is perfect if you’re in need of a positive mood swing, a calm place to get work done, or a homey place to relax with friends.

College campuses can easily feel cramped and cluttered. Rather than living in real life, it feels as though you’re living in a bubble of books, bars, libraries and way too many ambitious 20-somethings.

Sometimes I need an escape. And I love finding places like The Looking Glass to fill that need.


Looking Glass Cafe is a spacious coffee shop with three separate rooms to choose from. There are couches for casual groups, tables and chairs, and outdoor seating. If you need a break from work or studies, there’s even a game room complete with board games and a pool table.

This place turned my day around. It gave me the opportunity to take a step back, have a cup of coffee and a bagel, & watch life outside the windows continue without me. I think sometimes we all need a little isolation from the action.


The coffee shop’s menu offers Fair Trade and organic, locally roasted coffee and Espresso, and teas. They also sell beer and wine, sandwiches, and local pastries and desserts.

Next time you walk into Starbucks or Panera on Franklin Street, overwhelmed with school work and responsibility, take the short trip to Looking Glass Cafe on Main Street in Carrboro. I promise there will be more available seats, & fewer students with whom to compare stress levels at this locally owned coffee shop, just a couple miles down the street from college world.

Follow Kristin on Twitter.

Looking Glass Cafe & Boutique on Urbanspoon


About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s