341 West Main Street, Durham
Coffee, brunch, lunch, cocktails, dinner, live music: Beyú Caffé supplies so many of life's joys. Its diverse offerings make for a diverse clientele. Without fail, Beyú is the best place in town to watch the city's movers and shakers moving and shaking: a county commissioner glad-handing the room; two techies scheming on a new idea; a jazz musician dispensing with scheduling and social-media chores on a laptop; a journalist picking the brain of a bureaucrat. Beyú recently moved two doors down from its old home, but we've seen little evidence that its new space is any less of a magnet for Durham influencers. And given that it now owns its building, chances are it will continue to be a vital civic hub for many years to come.