2428 Hillsborough Road
Espresso Drinks: $2.65–$4.25
Global Village is a coffeehouse on the main strip of Hillsborough Road, right across from NC State’s campus. They specialize in organic coffee, and reviews indicate that the baristas and owners know their stuff quite well. Comfy half-booths/half-tables abound, with plenty of seating, but it might be too close of quarters if you’re a tad claustrophobic.
Cozy, mellow jazz played while I was there. The place has a low-key feel with globally inspired paraphernalia on the shelves like water pitchers, busts . . . and a snake plush toy? No outlets are available so bring that laptop fully charged, but wireless is free.
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