If you’ve ever been to Charlotte, North Carolina, you know there’re so many neighborhoods to explore, it seems near impossible to get fully acquainted with the city. However, Uptown Charlotte not only has a beautiful skyline from the distance (when the roads are straight enough to expose the architecture without trees blocking the view), but also has gems along the streets.
For a great cup of coffee, eclair, or sandwich, step into the air conditioning of the 7th Street Public Market. Conveniently located directly off the last train stop, the small market is a rustic mod poge of all things delectable. Attracting banks’ VPs and local hipsters alike, this space caters to the uptown crowd.
I enjoyed a pour over of generous proportion from Not Just Coffee: a full, apple-like Guatemalan brew per suggestion of the barista. I sat at the bar for a good hour looking out the window and enjoying my friend’s company. It was late morning and the market was relatively quiet. A small characteristic of the coffee bar I enjoyed was not paying until after I finished my coffee and was ready to leave. I thought it made my stay more comfortable and not as rushed.
The market also offers lunch vendors, fresh produce, meats and cheese, sweets, soaps and more. As opposed to eating lunch in NoDa, a nearby neighborhood, I opted to return to the market and ordered a chicken sandwich from an Italian restaurant. I was not disappointed.