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Visit our espresso bar in downtown Carrboro for finely crafted espresso drinks, drip coffee, tea, and a selection of house-made baked goods. You'll also find coffee beans, home brewing supplies, Gray Squirrel merchandise, and a bunch of folks who would love to talk coffee with you.

Our Drinks

Our Foods

Why no tipping? 

Gray Squirrel Coffee Co. has a no-tipping policy at our coffee shop. For a long time, tipping has encouraged inequities based on race, sex, class, and even the timing of a work shift. It can also create an uncomfortable sense of obligation for customers. We believe that our employees are deserving of a fair wage, no matter what. So instead of accepting tips, we we choose to price our menu in a way that allows us to support our staff by paying a fair, livable wage. You can trust that our baristas will do their best to make you a great drink, and they are always glad to hear your thanks and appreciation.

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We are proud to be an Orange County Living Wage employer.