Really, really, really good coffee
I'm very fond of 3 Cups. They make wonderful coffee and espresso drinks without a lot of the flavor-caramel-sprinkles nonsense that's so prevalent els...
Fantastic Neighborhood Wine/Beer Store
I recently discovered Hope Valley Bottle Shop, and I am quickly becoming a regular. Broad selection of wines from well-known names to newly discovered gems, and a very nicely balanced global selection. They also have a really good beer section with tons of high octane microbrews. The best two things for me are the value and the service - the two owners are the only employees and they know their stuff! They've suggested a number of $7.99 and $8.99 bottles to me, and all have been delicious.
New & improved
Haven't been in to the store since the new owners have taken over, until today. The new tasting bar is beautiful and I enjoyed sampling the delicious...
Lots of Variety and Very Friendly
The clerks are always friendly and helpful. I'm 33 and get carded almost every time I go in, not that its good, but they are diligent. They always know where to find what you are looking for. My only complaint would be that stock seems to rotate a bit, so what you fell in love with last week, might not be in this week. =(
really good wine
This is probably one of the nicest around my area. About 18 mos ago I decided I was going to try more of the local wines and go to the winery to see how they are made. This one is ocated in Wayne County, just off of I-95 heading into the Goldsboro area. They have some of the most outstanding wines - muscadine varieties of Noble and Carlos, Strawberry and Blueberry. Prices are reasonable for such excellent wines. Very nice people - family owned and run.