Julia's Cafe and Books
A hidden gem for sure! And with sales benefiting a charitable cause as well. The coffee and food selection seems quite broad, and they have different types of cow and plant milk for your dietary desires. My latte arrived hot and tasty, and allowed me to with warm hands! With my coffee I perused the book selection, and it's quite diverse, from children's books to vintage book, even bibles and nutrition options to choose from. I needed up grabbing a vintage historical fiction novel I hope to enjoy from 1945 and in great condition! Definitely a great place to browse, and if you have kids or are in need of childrens books, there are tons at very affordable prices.
This was a pleasant surprise. I've working at Habitat around the Triangle area before relocating here and they do not have cafes attached to them. Yet, this was much more than a cafe (see pictures of food, books, and movies)! The staff, like most Habitat locations, was very friendly and helpful. I learned that in the Charlotte area alone, Julia's cafe receives thousands of books each year which every folks can buy for as little as $1. But they have a special section set aside of rare books. Those books will cost a little more, yet nothing outrageous. Now, they also have movies for sale which looked brand new and perfect for cold days like we have coming up. On the way in or out, don't forget to grab a drink or pastry which looked amazing. I would definitely recommend stopping by!
Service: 10/10 Very nice ladies, quick and courteous Cleanliness: 10/10 Very clean and sanitary Staff: 10/10 They took my order correctly, and explained the menu when I had questions Atmosphere: 11/10 A caf, in a used book shop??? It doesn't get any better than this Busy: 6/10 Steady traffic but not crowded Value: 10/10 Whoever prices the books, must also know what it's like to buy used books, never seen fairer prices. Overall: 10/10 I highly recommend this place. And the iced mocha tastes better than any I ever had, legit, on gawd. 100% I like Barnes and Noble, but I'd much rather support small business
I like supporting local products and Julia's Cafe are great. Their coffee I think is above average and the muffins are pretty good. I haven't tried their sandwiches yet but I would go back again and would definition recommend this place. You can buy books for a goodprice. Plenty of parking outside.
I'm glad I found this hidden gem . It's hard to say what was better. The exquisite service or the amazing coffee either way I will be back .maybe even just too read a few books .come check them out located right inside the habit for humanity re-store.