Three Waters Café added a permanent location on Franklin Street this June.
Originally, the Three Waters Café had only one location at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, but now Three Waters Cafe is open in both locations. The cafe is located in the lobby area of The PIT Chapel Hill.
“I used to bring my own espresso drinks to the farmers market for vendors and all the customers, and it was really, really well received,” said Liliana Pagano, owner and manager of Three Waters Cafe.
Pagano said the cafe also has many of its roots within her own family.
“Three Waters Cafe is actually an homage to my parents’ farm where I grew up," Pagano said. "My mom makes the bread for the cafe. It's really a pleasure to be able to share the bread that I love with the people here.”
Originally, the Three Waters Farm sold cheeses, jams, jellies and farm ingredients at the farmers' market, as well as other non-food items like wool and soap. Over time, however, Pagano said she added and tested her homemade espressos and beverages at the market with her parents until she found success.
At the market, she typically serves espresso, cold brew and tea — while at the new Franklin Street location, the cafe also serves smoothies, frappes, more tea, toasts and French pastries, she said.
The cafe prides itself on not only its local origins, but its signature homemade flavors.
“The dark chocolate mocha, chai tea latte, the lavender vanilla latte and the salted caramel latte are all made from scratch," Pagano said. "Those are our best sellers.”