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Lafayette Village, Raleigh

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Lafayette Village, Raleigh, North Carolina NC

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Lafayette Village is not as pretty as one imagines. The architecture is French-style, but it's quite stark. It needs more ivy or plants. Also the people aren't French in the slightest, so you won't feel like you're in Paris! There is a nice lawn though, under a large tree, surrounded by cafes, which makes this a great place to eat with kids. While you eat at the outdoor tables your kids can run free. Come early because the restaurants (which are waiter service) on the lawn fill up. We ate away from the lawn at a counter-service deli, Southern Craft Butchers, which had the most delicious Turkey Chipotle Gouda sandwiches and some outdoor seating. The chocolate shop, Chocolate Boutique, is worth a visit. Munch some chocolate raisins on the way home.
The cafes on the lawn are: Simply Crepes, Sushi One, Village Grill, Zanyu Asian Noodles, and more.
After, go for a stroll at Shelley Lake Park, a twelve minute drive to the southwest.

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Cute seating around a lion fountain.
Cute seating around a lion fountain.
Family dining near the lawn.
Family dining near the lawn.
French-style architecture, but stark somehow.
French-style architecture, but stark somehow.
Family waiting in line for a table.
Family waiting in line for a table.
The architecture is kind of ugly...
The architecture is kind of ugly...
Tables in a corner.
Tables in a corner.
Decorations on the tree in the middle of the lawn.
Decorations on the tree in the middle of the lawn.
Stepping stones for kids.
Stepping stones for kids.
The look of the architecture is stark even though it aims to be French.
The look of the architecture is stark even though it aims to be French.
The people are definitely American not French...
The people are definitely American not French...
Chocolate Boutique.
Chocolate Boutique.
Kids playing on the lawn.
Kids playing on the lawn.

Directions

Lafayette Village is located at 8450 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615. There is parking around the perimeter of the shops, and if this fills up, you can park below the village in a parking structure. Parking is free.

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Last Updated: Sat, 18 May 2019 12:12:08 GMT