Frutta Bowls recently opened on April 14, dishing out a variety of smoothies and bowls on Franklin Street. Staff writer Kari Larsen spent an afternoon sampling their menu.
Frutta Bowls is located on Franklin Street across from Carolina Square. This trendy shop’s warm lighting and brick walls provide patrons with a cozy atmosphere. The shop is student-focused, made clear by a tropical-themed chalkboard wall decorated with UNC emblems and Michael Jordan dunking a pineapple.
The interior has plenty of individual and group seating as well as couches and several outdoor tables. Outlets are conveniently provided for students to plug in their laptops or phones, and there are floor to ceiling windows along two sides that are lined with bar seating.
Chill pop hits softly echo through Frutta Bowls as students chatter amongst themselves. Although it was fairly packed when I visited, the space didn’t seem excessively noisy.