Raleigh >Food & Dining > New World Coffee House
4112-124 Pleasant Valley Rd, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2761235.859721 -78.704966
North Raleigh's Best Coffee House! – The Best North Raleigh Coffee House! This place captures the culture of coffee thru consistent quality, knowledge, and practical skill in the art of brewing and crafting great coffee and espresso drinks. The atmosphere is laidback; open and welcoming to all types of patrons young and old from the business professional to the performing artist, housewife, average Joe and more. You can get a great coffee/breakfast/lunch or dinner while enjoying the essence of North Raleigh and its people. This shop makes starbucks look like mcdonalds, caribou like burger king, and it’s a grind like a hotel lobby. Stop by this discrete local Raleigh secret to see for yourself. @cityofraleigh -- tweetme
Not as good as it was!! :( – If I had not experienced this place before new management took over I might rate it a 3, but since I have to compare it to the previous management it comes up sadly inadequate. It used to be a comfy spot to hang with friends or work and now it's uncomfortable. The food quality took a nosedive; as did the coffee selection, quality, and value. I really miss the old vibe!!
My favorite local coffee shop – Forget Starbucks and their burned coffee beans! Come here for a great cup, a tasty dessert (homemade!!), and smiles. They rotate in unique wall art frequently and sometimes have a local musician come play.
The owner and staff are very friendly.
It's still the coffee shop to go to – This coffee shop is warm and inviting great food great customer services Nice place to meet friends.
Owesome food, great drinks, fantastic workers.good music – Im sorry but you are quite mistaken...The place is great, food is wonderful and the new paint color on the walls makes the place feel bright and inviting....before it was dark and gothic like. I have met many new people at this wonderful coffee shop and everyone that comes in just LOVES it. It sounds like your an ex employee looking for revenge or something (this is not the right way to do it). Get another job and stop complaining. Everytime i come in i get greeted with a smile and by my name. The new owner is AWESOME and enjoys helping customers when they open up to her. She has helped me alot in the short time she has been here. Also if you need to meet with a group of people this is the perfect place to do so. Every week there is a group in here with an activity in the back room and every first friday its a different environment. So if you dont like the place a smart thing to do is just dont Go and find something else to do than to bother.
Will never be the same – This used to be the shop to go to, where the baristas would smile and welcome you in. The atmosphere used to be warm and inviting; you were allowed to sit down and relax for a while. Now the place is an art gallery for some art that is more suited for big businesses, not an independent coffee shop. It is no longer warm with the very cold white walls and the obtrusive art, not to mention, the fact that they never seem to have all the lights on anymore. It feels more like a cave. I have heard from many people that are former patrons about the blatant disrespect from some of the new people there. One example is one of them was cursed at. Another was stared down and overheard the owner saying, "they need more attractive people here". In many other occurrences people were told to get a life and that "their kind" is not welcome. If you really want to say that this is a great shop to be, please speak for yourself. I do not recommend this coffee shop if you actually wanted to be treated nicely by nice people as well as feel welcome.
frozen drinks – the best kona mocha at new world. They use milk from whole foods the drink was great .THE BEST SERVICES AND HAPPY PEOPLE THE WORK THERE. IT'S MY NEW FAVOR COFFEE SHOIP
What a letdown – Blatent advertising and current employees of this establishment aside, this place is awful. If you don't see at least one cochroach during a visit, cosider yourself lucky (any health inspectors reading this, by the way?). If you do not show up wearing business attire and get treated in a nice manner, this is also lucky. I personally make plenty of money and sometimes want to wear relaxed clothing while I sit in a nice atmosphere drinking coffee and reading the paper. While doing this, I get stared at until I am so uncomfortable that I want to leave. I used to spend a lot of time and money at this place but will cease to do so. It doesn't help that they have taken Larry's Beans- a normally excellent product- and turned it into something entirely disgusting. This is a feat I did not think possible.
My favorite coffee place in town! – I started my own business a year ago started visiting all of the coffee shops in Raleigh. After finding New World, I liked it. It was different than the chains in that it doesn't have the chaotic retail feel that Starbucks has (where you have a hard time having a conversation or working without constant distractions).
New owners took over several months ago and now it is incredible. I feel more comfortable here. The music isn't as harsh and the employees are incredible. They have given it a face lift that includes incredible art. I encourage everyone I know to come here. I am here all the time. It feels like a scene out of Cheers when I walk in. The people know me by name and I feel so welcome. The other thing that makes it stand out from its competition is that you can get a healthy meal here as well. They have a great menu of homemade food.
I highly recommend this place. If you haven't been in a while, come on it and if you see me (Diane), say hello.
Great Atmosphere, Great Coffee, Great Food – I've been coming to New World over the years and I really like the new look and the new people working there. Friendly. Relaxed. Just about right for my tastes.
Plus, the menu is growing so there are more things to eat now.
AND... the artwork is awesome. I feel like I'm in an artist's studio! I can really feel my mood lift when I walk in.
Check it out - I bet you'll fall in love with the place.
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