Cocoa Cinnamon

2627 Hillsborough Rd, Durham

Recent Reviews

Jeremy Scott

First time here. Had iced tea (forget the name), but it was of a peppermint variety. Was very good. The atmosphere is great. Parking is tight, but I found a spot. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I’d come back in the mornings while I’m here in Durham if it opened earlier. What coffee shop doesn’t open until 7:00 AM?! I guess this is a university town and I am getting old.

Shelly C.

Here sharing a coffee with my princess. Nice quiet environment with a few tables and benches for relaxing. They have an outdoor area also if you want some sunshine. Ladies eager to share their fav coffee or tea. Enjoyable....

Becca Wetzel

First time at this establishment and was very pleased at how nice the staff were and helpful as I know very little about coffee. The coffee was delicious and I enjoyed the outdoor seating area. If you're looking to support local business instead of a popular chain of coffee shops (aka Starbucks) this is a great place to go!

Nikki Tracy

I am extremely disappointed with the service provided at this location. The first time I came here I was given my hot chocolate in a ceramic cup with no handle. This time I came I mistakenly ordered a drink with espresso and did not remember to ask for it without espresso. My mistake, completely. When I went to ask the barista if I could have my drink made without it because I don’t drink coffee and I didn’t realize that it came with it she picked up a bottle of Izzie and said “so you want this? It’s literally just this..” why shame me? If that is what the drink is without it then yes! For the price of the drink and it apparently just being a soda y’all made a great profit so just give me my $5 soda then! They also forgot my husbands order and after 20 minutes he went up and had to tell them what he ordered. I am very disappointed in my experience here and I will only go to the other locations because I get a whole other world of service there. Sad because I live closest to this one.

Julia Lloyd-Cowden

This was my first time at this location, and like the original location in Greer it did not disappoint. The staff was great, very helpful and didn't make me feel rushed as I was trying to order to-go drinks for family at home. Love their new beans that they're roasting themselves (never liked Counter Culture Coffee). Drinks were of course delicious. The dangerous part for me is that it's so close to work! Will definitely be back.

Jennifer Tanaka

Cocoa Cinnamon is our must visit coffee shop in Durham! Delicious coffee/pastries and great neighborhood vibe. Espresso drinks are on point and drip coffee is excellent as well.

Pressure Cooker Peep

I absolutely love this place, although I dont drink coffee I've heard from my dad and uncle that the coffee isn't exactly top notch, and the music is a bit loud but honestly this is such an amazing coffee shop, the workers and the owner are all super nice, if you ever happen to run into the owner you should have a conversation with him you wont be disappointed.

Smythe R.

The second location for this Bull City coffee institution. Indoor and outdoor seating, with glasses garage doors that I've never seen opened, there are benches and occasional tables throughout. The coffee is the star here. There is a small case with local baked goods. The decor has loads of little details that make it fun to explore for kids and adults alike. Brewing their own Fourth Dimension coffee, I have never had a less than perfect cup, no matter who makes it. Good fast WiFi, interesting music and a large center table makes it an easy place to work or study, which is always happening. I wish they could convince the folks across the street to allow parking, because that's the only hitch with going to this location. There are 8-10 street places, 4 reserved spots in their small lot (shared with their neighboring business), and a lot across busy Hillsborough street. But it's always worth the hassle. Wish they had later hours!

Tessa L.

Best coffee around. Love both locations the ToonUp is my constant go to! Cool hip friendly staff.

Victoria C.

Great coffee! Great atmosphere! Friendly staff! We love taking family and friends here to try it out. Always a crowd pleaser. The seating outside is great!


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Amy P.

I got the chai latte which was very underwhelming. It came in the tiniest paper cup and looked like still brown water and just tasted like warm water with a hint of cinnamon. The other lattes are very pretty but overall I'm not sure what the hype is.

Alyssa C.

Came for a morning meeting. When the weather is nice the out door seating is very pleasant. The employees were helpful as this was my first time and I had a couple of questions. I'm working on decreasing my caffeine intake and they had multiple great tea options. I got an iced version of the rooibos lavender tea. It was very refreshing to enjoy on their patio. There's not much seating so this location as one of the smaller locations can get busy. My only problem was parking I had to drive around twice to find parking about a block away. There are sidewalks so it is easy to park and walk since the parking lot is small.

Laurie B.

I haven't been in months and I can't stop thinking about their churros. Which means it's probably time to go back!! I also love their Dr. Durham latte. I get it iced because I drink iced all year long. Even when it's winter and snowing and not iced coffee weather. But it's summer now and no one will side eye me or think it's strange I'm drinking coffee now since it's 100 degrees outside, so it's time for me to make the trek out there even tho it is not the closest coffee shop to me. There are boba tea and coffee shops within walking distance from me, but none of them have churros so... I'll be seeing y'all real soon.

Sweta S.

This coco cinnamon is beautifully designed with cute little tables-perfect for a meet up with friends or reading a book. In addition, the drinks are divine! In particular, the hot chocolate can fulfill any chocolate craving you could have. My two favorites are the Moca and hot chocolate!

Yin chong Boey

Great coffee with atmosphere. Loved the outdoors and late spring with flowers and cool weather! Lacking a little in food variety but made up from the coffee selections and quality..!

Sara Jackson

Wonderful coffee and ambient! Decorations are gorgeous. Polite and helpful staff. Would definitely recommend if looking for a quiet place to get work done. Walking distance from places to get oil change.

Nicole M.

The music was SO loud that I could hear it through my headphones (which were playing music). Outside of the tables, it can be hard to find a spot to to work since the remaining areas use stools instead of tables. Open windows and decor are beautiful though!

Jeanne Ortiz

Good coffee, friendly staff. Loved the art and design of the place. Only bad thing were the flies, they were all over inside.

Charia F.

This location is smaller than the one on Lakewood. My drink didn't taste any better or worse here either. The one thing that will stop me from returning is the cashier placed three orders ahead of mine on the ticket board. I didn't want to say anything because I wasn't in a rush. However, if I had been on a time constraint, it would have been a different story. I wouldn't say to not come here but the vibes didn't sit well with me. I'll give it another chance in a few months.

Linda Skye Evans

Just an All Around Wonderful Place- Workers Are all So Friendly & Kind.Always Ready To answers questions. As a Disabled Womyn, Always Ever So Helpful Getting My Purchased Out To a Tablet and Also Check if I want or Need anything and or Refills.

Angela Pacheco

Was very satisfied with my first visit. Got a Dr.Durham to support the family from the gas explosion. I was happy to be able to support and had a wonderful drink. Parking is good, behind the building. People are very sweet and the atmosphere is very welcoming. Glad to have been able to try and sit down.

pidch puapanich

Great find for my cousin and her friend they like it here. Went to duke garden and was looking for a coffee nearby cause we didn't have much time and found this. The coffee is good.

Erin West

Yummy drinking chocolates and delicious churros! Thanks for offering vegan options!! Atmosphere is casual and fun. Love it!

Ryan Full

One of the best coffee shops in have been to on the East Coast. Absolutely amazing drinking chocolate.

Julianna DeBacco

Fun and quirky coffee shop putting out a variety of drinks, not just coffee. They also have pastries, too. I also believe they are women owned!

Prameela Bhat

Very nice ambience , clean and friendly staff! Enjoyed the chai latte sitting outside along with my little boys. Best coffee shop to get in if you are near Duke Gardens...

Kristen R.

Great coffee shop! Very friendly staff and there are always seasonal drinks or specialty drinks on the menu if you are looking to expand your café palate. I especially like the location, but I wish there was more parking available behind the shop.

pimpatra sumkasataya

I used to love this place but my last visit stopped me from going there. I ordered a cacao drink with macadamia milk but tasted sort of sour. I informed the lady there but she gave me an attitude and saying you asked for macadamia milk. Just like that.

Fifi C.

A nice little coffee shop with cozy ambiance and nice selections of coffee in the menu. The pastry selections are not very impressive and there's no price shown. I ordered the regular brew coffee and a pear and ginger turnover. I'm a bit surprised that the pear and ginger turnover costs $5 and it's nothing to rave about and certainly will not buy it again.

Stephanie W.

Very peaceful environment. I was able to stop in and get a great cup of tea and some work done while away. Only issue is access to an outlet. If you don't get a few of the prime spots, better hope you have enough battery life.

Allison C.

- very few parking spots (maybe 4-5ish at the back of the store but 1hr parking only) - both indoor and outdoor seating, though indoor seating is open to outdoors via large clear garage door type thing - coffee is expensive. got the Al Mokha latte, which has chocolate and cinnamon. Could barely taste the chocolate and couldn't taste the cinnamon at all. It actually was a bit sour/bitter and could've been more sweet imo. Portion very small for $5. - decor is nice, probably a better place to meet friends than to get serious work/studying done - friendly and patient staff which is nice

Taryn Poland

Very nice place. Nice atmosphere to relax with a cup of coffee or get some work done.

Suha V.

This place is the real deal. If you want real French pastries that are right out of the oven -yummy. Everything is made in house and by hand. I've tried a variety of their pastries and everything is delicious. The coffee bar as well.

Jason M.

This was a nice stop to kill a few minutes as we were waiting for our escape game to start nearby. They serve 4th dimensions coffee and my wife and I got a latte and cortado. My brother in law and sister in law each got tea and and chai tea latte. They both said they enjoyed theirs. The space is clean and a eclectic and there is plenty of seating. The baristas weren't snobby but not friendly either. The cortado I had was a bit hot but once it cooled a bit was tasty. Overall a good experience.

Christine A.

Fabulous! Worth the 2-3 mike trek off the highway.. only if you appreciate great coffee, snacks and atmosphere Seriously Go

Christine S.

What's not to love... seriously The coffee? After all the main attraction, is extremely good- bye-bye Starbucks! We also got a flourless peanut butter cookie... very good and big enough to share. Our only regret? There's not one in our hometown in Virginia! So yes, worth the two mile trek off the highway

Kelsey N.

Cocoa Cinnamon is a cute and cozy coffee shop. But they are not an ordinary coffee shop, because they have THE best hot chocolate (even if it is a little pricey). So for those who are not big coffee drinkers, they have a unique and delicious selection of hot chocolates for you to indulge yourself. They make the experience even more unique by allowing you to choose different spices to add to your drink. During my most recent visit I tried a dark chocolate base and added the Tenochtitlan spice which is made with cayenne, vanilla powder and agave. It was sooo delicious! It added quite a kick to the hot chocolate. So if spice and spicy are not your thing, then I'd stay away from this one. But I loved it! They also have a great selection of baked goods from local Durham bakeries if you need a snack to go along with your drink. While it is not a very big place, there are some tables and seats for you to work or socialize. But it might be hard to find a place for a big group depending on how busy they are. Overall, it is definitely worth a try if you want some unique drinks or some great quality coffee.

Vu N.

This is a really cool and relaxing hangout spot to grab a great cup of coffee. There's plenty of space to relax, talk with friends, and study. The bakery treats also looked really impressive and come from local bakeries like Strong Arm and Ninth Street Bakery. I ordered the a manual brew (pour over) coffee and wow, was it so full of flavor. I ordered one of the rotating beans, and it was so good. I had it black to enjoy the full, bold flavor, and the aroma was also amazing. Overall, the manual brew was the way to go to experience an amazing brew of coffee.

Simal Soydan

Great place to study and drink coffee/tea. As a herbal tea person, I got the sister love tea and it was delicious. Highly recommended to people who enjoy orange peel in their tea.