short list winners

The votes are in, and it’s official: the winner of December’s Chapelboro Short List for “Best Place To Warm Up With A Hot Holiday Beverage” in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area is Foster’s Market!


Foster’s Market in Chapel Hill has been a local institution for more than fifteen years. Originally a spin-off from Sara Foster’s popular Durham gourmet food store and restaurant, the Chapel Hill Foster’s is now thriving under chef Sera Cuni. Foster’s serves it all, from delicious sandwiches and salads to hearty, homestyle baked goods. And you can take Foster’s home in two ways: they offer a wide selection of off-the-shelf delicacies, and they bring the restaurant to you with their convenient catering.

And don’t forget about those hot beverages: Foster’s offers a full coffee and tea bar, not to mention rich and comforting hot chocolate to keep you warm this winter.

Also on the Short List

Caffe Driade

MG_2591-copy1Chapel Hill’s Caffe Driade takes its hot beverages very seriously. Its impeccably-trained and award-winning baristas craft coffees and teas that are pleasing to the eye and the palate. And its wooded hillside location makes for a peaceful retreat from the bustle of city life.

Open Eye Cafe

2008-07-28_Open_Eye_CaféOpen Eye Cafe is Carrboro’s favorite meeting place. Driade owner Scott Conary started Open Eye in 1999 to offer a spacious cafe with room for studying, lounging, or seeing friends. And the drinks couldn’t be fresher, with renowned local purveyor Carrboro Coffee Roasters in the same building!