a french press morning {volume five} | olive june
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a french press morning {volume five}

welcome coffee and cafe fans- so glad you are here! first of all, thank you so much for all of the birthday love yesterday… it was the perfect day. i only wish i could have seen my family/close friends from home but in the end, it was wonderful. hoping to share photos soon {as i did discover my new favorite restaurant last night!} today begins the fifth stop on our simply grey coffee tour. i am joining the lovely emily at ember grey for a tour of our favorite cafes and coffee shops. please join us on the last friday of each month. our next one will take place on friday, july 31. we would love for you to link-up and share where you decided to spend some quality time with a cup of joe. in case you missed, french press morning {volume one} {volume two} {volume three} and {volume four}. today i am sharing photos from a new favorite spot in my city of charlotte, north carolina called 'not just coffee' in 7th street market. i have been to another location of 'not just coffee' in charlotte at atherton mills {an adorable indoor market} and loved it. everyone was so friendly and the coffee was made with so much love. one morning a few weeks ago, mr. monaco and i got up early on a saturday for complimentary yoga in an uptown park and then headed over to 7th street market {this is also where the sip & shop was located} it was such a nice morning … we walked around the market and had a latte {for me} and a pressed tea {for him}. we will def. be back! need some relaxation or a coffee date with a loved one, we would love to see where you decided to go! join us… we would love to have you! 
here are some photos from both the market and coffee bar:
 again, we loved the service! everyone was so sweet and friendly 
this is always important to me… thanks to my small-town growing up and my mom 
 the market is full of produce from local farms - which the rural girl in me absolutely loves. 
my roots are def. 'rural and proud.'
so i try to purchase and support the farmers whenever i can
 this is how mr. monaco's tea came out… it smelled so incredible 
and he loved it! 
 my latte was delicious and so pretty i didn't want to drink it! 
 i loved sitting at the bar and chatting/watching them create 
lots of early risers venturing to the market for breakfast, produce, and coffee
 the iced coffees were served in vintage mason jars and looked aMaZinG 
we are in the middle of an intense heat wave here 
{like 97-99 degree days since june 5}
so a refreshing iced coffee is calling my name. hoping to go again soon! 
 any fun coffee shops in your city? 
wishing you a great weekend
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Rebecca at XOXO Rebecca
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29 comments:

  1. I love a unique coffee shop...my town is full of Starbucks :( BTW your photography is amazing!
    ~Saprina
    www.SaprinaSays.Blogspot.com

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    1. thank you so much and you should join us :)

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  2. Such great pictures! I love little unique places like that, such a great find! Thanks for sharing and linking up with me today!

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    1. thank you so much! and you are welcome :)

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    1. it was! the smell of it was just as good, too!

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  4. That coffee looks amazing! I love pretty coffees! Since I moved I have found a great local coffee shop that I need to visit more.

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    1. go explore and join us :) thanks, kate!

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  5. Such a lovely snapshot! Get that Latte in my belly!!

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  6. Mmm, I LOVE the French Press. Great photos too!

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    1. thank you so much! :) you are so sweet, angie !

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  7. I love your blog! Your layout and photos are so beautiful. I wish I had known about this link-up in advance because I'm a huge coffee lover! I look forward to following you on bloglovin :)

    ♥ Lisa
    Strum Simmer Sip

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    1. you can still join us:) the link-up will be open for another week… or next month!

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  8. I would love to try a french press I have heard great things about it ;)
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

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  9. Your pictures are the cutest! What kind of camera do you use?

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    1. thank you so much! i usually use my iPhone but have a nikon, too!

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  10. What a cute little coffee place!! So pretty!

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  11. That latte looks soooo goood!!! I always love fun drinks like that!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  12. Your photos are beautiful and I understand why you wouldn't want to drink the latte - it was so pretty! How do they do that?!

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    1. i know!!! how do they do it… love the pretty designs!

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  13. What a lovely little coffee shop! I wouldn't have wanted to drink that latte either. I'd hate to mess up a beautiful design like that. I've been loving a drink called a London Fog from my local coffee shop. It's Earl Grey tea with creme and vanilla and it's delicious!

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    1. that sounds aMaZinG!! thank you so much for sharing! you should join us on our tour :) and thank you

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  14. Love this! I often go work at coffee shops and one in particular. Awesome :)

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    1. :) you should join us on our tour! would LOVE to see the shops! thank you so much

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