Breakaway Cafe
By: Emma Belk


Breakaway Cafe

Breakaway Breaky 

Let me set the scene for this review: post Kappa Delta Shamrock 5k breakfast at 9 am on a beautiful Saturday morning. Most Saturdays I go for a leisurely get-up, but there are a few things that if promised, will make me up and at 'em’ on any day of the week. One of those is definitely food. I also used the brunch bribe to convince my friend to run in the 5k with me. People are willing to commit to a lot more activities if food is promised, or at least I am. Needless to say, we were awake, hungry, and having a great morning! Breakaway Cafe in Carrboro made it that much better. 


The Eats: 

Starting this blog off strong by going right into the eats. This breakfast was highly anticipated for me, given that it was my main motivator as I ran the race, so I knew what I wanted to order when I got there. I ordered an iced maple latte and the breakfast sandwich- a bacon egg and cheese sammy on a brioche bun. My friend Alex got the same sandwich but with turkey sausage. We also split one vanilla buttermilk pancake between the both of us. It was delicious and exactly what I hoped for. 


Breakaway’s menu is pretty extensive for brunch. We had to decide between a breakfast burrito, the Breakaway breakfast plate, various eggs benedicts and scrambles, omelets, toasts, and even breakfast bowls. If you’re not huge on breakfast, their menu extends into the brunch/lunch category as well with various sandwiches and salads. And, since it doubles as a restaurant and cafe, they have a coffee/tea list as well as many baked goods options. 


The Atmosphere:

Breakaway Cafe was founded by a couple who met and bonded over single-origin coffees and went on to embody the spirit of great food, great drinks, and great people. The inside of the cafe is well lit with artistic light fixtures dangling all around the ceiling. Art from different countries hangs on the wall, and the wall facing the beverage counter has pretty blue tiles on it. 



When you walk in, a worker matches you with a table number and you order first before sitting down. I’ve been to Breakaway twice and both times it was crowded in a good way that foreshadows yummy food. There is also an option to sit outside. Their outside seating has umbrellas for shade and table-in-the-sun options. 


The Location: 

Breakaway Cafe has locations in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. I went to the Carrboro location. The cafe itself is in a small shopping center with parking. It’s also within walking distance from downtown Carrboro, so if you’re in for some post-brunch exploring it’s a good place to go. 



Final Remarks:
Whether you're fueling up post-race or simply seeking a cozy spot for brunch, I would recommend Breakaway Cafe. 


Restaurant Info: 

Breakaway, Carrboro 

410 N Greensboro St Ste 160
Carrboro, NC 2751



Monday-Friday: 8 am–6 pm (kitchen closes at 3 pm)
Saturday: 8 am–3:00 pm
Sunday: 8 am–2 pm

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