Jubala Village Coffee will always be a special place to me. I was so excited when their first location opened in Lafayette Village back in 2011. I had my very first pour over coffee experience there and loved spending time at the coffee bar talking to the baristas about the different types of coffees they were brewing. I’ve always been impressed with the quality of the coffee and service Jubala provided, so I was thrilled when I learned of their plans to open a second location on Hillsborough Street in the Aloft Hotel on Hillsborough Street.
The new location opened last Friday and I of course had to stop by that morning to check it out. It was great to see the community out in full force to welcome Jubala to the neighborhood. The crowd was buzzing and I even saw several regulars from the North Raleigh shop. The Hillsborough space has a different layout than the original location. The baristas operate out of a central island located with two espresso machines – one for “stay” orders and the other “to go”. Seating is located to one side and behind the bar area and in front of the kitchen.
One wall is adorned with a beautiful walnut wood that forms into bench providing seating for several tables along the wall. There is also a communal table and several additional tables and counter seating behind the bar. One of my favorite things about the new space is the view into the kitchen which. You will be able to find many of the original shops food menu items at the new location, but keep an eye out for additional items in the future as they use the bigger kitchen space to expand on their food offerings.
Like the original location the new shop also uses Counter Culture Coffee roasted just down the road in Durham. In addition to great espresso drinks you can get individual pour overs and they have also added a carefully calibrated drip method brewing system for those needing to grab coffee on the go. The new location is located at 2100 Hillsborough Street at the base of the Aloft Hotel (across the street from the NCSU Bell Tower). Starting out the they will be open 7am to 5pm seven day a week. Starting February 22nd they will extend their evening hours closing at 9pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.
Jubala Village Coffee
2100 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC