For those who prefer independent coffee shops, I discovered yesterday that Sips, a coffee shop on University Drive in Durham (same strip mall as Wine Authorities) is closing on January 12th.
I go there pretty frequently and have been a customer since it opened. I'm disappointed that this incarnation of a coffee shop (I also used to go to the coffee shop before it became Sips) is closing.
I was told that there maybe another coffee shop or cafe in its place but discussions are in progress with the owner and possible interested parties.
In the meantime, I'm looking for another cafe/coffee shop in the immediate area where I can meet a friend. This would be in the early evening (between 5.30pm-7.30pm). I don't do Starbucks and I don't want to eat a meal.
Suggestions are welcomed.