Baker's Half Dozen
Since Baker Roofing has been in Raleigh for over 100 years, we know the top coffee shops, restaurants, and family-friendly activities in the triangle!
- Jolie – Chef Scott Crawford (of Crawford & Sons) opened Jolie in 2019. At Jolie, you’ll find a lively and timeless French bistro to life in downtown Raleigh. Look for classic, time-honored French dishes as well as modern adaptations. Although on the mid to pricier side, you can’t go wrong here. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time but they also offer first come, first served seating on their covered terrace.
- Coffee Shops – This is our guilty pleasure in Raleigh and we are spoiled with some of the best shops around! We couldn’t name just one, so here are a few places to try next time you’re in town. Yellow Dog Bread Company, Jubala, and Idle Hour Coffee Roasters.
- Two Roosters Ice Cream – Anyone who loves ice cream should make the trip to Two Roosters. Their amazing ice cream is made from milk and cream from farms in Raleigh and Julian, NC. Along with their sweet, standard flavors, they rotate through themed flavors each month! In May, they had local elementary school students come up with ideas for the flavors of the month. Two Roosters is the best stop to satisfy your sweet tooth and support local!
- Breakfast/Lunch – Similar to the coffee shops, we have a few breakfast places we had to share. Boulted Bread + Jubala (two of our favorites!) partnered up to make Benchwarmers Bagels and BrightSpot Donuts. All are amazing breakfast/lunch options! They have the best coffee, lattes, and savory or sweet items.
- Trophy Brewing and Pizza – Trophy Brewing is a fantastic local brewery and pizzeria! If you’re interested in the pizza we recommend the Local Celebrity. If possible, try to go on one of their themed days. Trophy recently had Strawberry Day featuring a delicious pizza with strawberries and a balsamic drizzle!
- Poole’side Pies – Dylan Baker recently talked about his favorite Raleigh classic, Poole’s Diner, that’s been around since the 1950s and is also worth a visit! But we wanted to share Poole’side Pies. This Ashely Christensen restaurant is right next door and is a casual but fun take on pizza and Italian food. The decorations are so much fun but the food is even better!
Next time you’re in Raleigh, NC, give some of these local restaurants and activities a try!