History and coffee? This small town in North Carolina has both!
My family and I had just left the beautiful beaches of North Carolina and decided to drive home a different route. On the way we drove through Tarboro, NC and discovered a coffee shop, Tarboro Coffee House in the heart of downtown area. Little did I know the rich history this small town embodies.
Tarboro was established by the North Carolina Colonial Legislature in 1760. The town served the area as an important Colonial river port and thriving trade center until the Civil War. One of the oldest, most unique and beautiful towns in America, Tarboro is rich in history and hasn’t lost a bit of its original southern charm. Nestled in eastern North Carolina, this Colonial town has one of the largest historic districts in the state with 45 blocks of beautiful old homes and parks, including one of the only two original town commons left in the United States.
The place is beautiful…. the large windows caught my eye right away and really sets the place off. It is a converted old building and rather large. This would be a cafe that I would come to blog in for a while. The barista, while friendly, wasn’t sure of the coffee roaster they currently use, but did mention that they were about to change roasters. As I waited in line, I noticed the coffee house not only offered specialty drinks but ice cream too! This is a unique and wonderful combination if you ask me and the first time I have ever seen this pairing! LOL Since my family was with me, the boys were excited to see the ice cream and with all the room the cafe had, we enjoyed time there as a family eating ice cream and drinking coffee together.
Choosing not order my usual, (skinny cappuccino) I went for an iced latte and black coffee. The black coffee was good, the iced latte was a regret. I quickly wished I had ordered my usual after all. The historic building was something I appreciated beyond the coffee. My son and I walked down the street to a cute vintage shop, enjoying our short time there. The town of Tarboro is charming and worth a visit.
Sadly, we ran out of time to visit the many other local coffee shops and roasters in North Carolina, but I am already planning a return trip! If you are in North Carolina and would like to check out some of my other local coffee shop reviews, see my other posts. Jubala Coffee , Nags Head Coffee Shops
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