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Rude Awakening Coffee House



227 Hay St., Fayetteville, NC 28301

(910) 223-7833


Monday-Saturday 7:30AM-12AM | Sunday 9AM-9PM

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About Rude Awakening Coffee House

In 1998 Bruce and Molly Arnold and their daughter, Rhonda Yocum, purchased 227 Hay St. in historic downtown Fayetteville, NC. Our goal was to renovate the then-condemned building in accordance with the standards of the Historic Preservation Office. The storefront is original including the leaded glass panel. Upstairs houses a one bedroom apartment and downstairs is the home of the best coffee in Fayetteville.


Open since 1999- organic, fair-trade, and green. Before they were buzzwords, they were who we are. Serving the best coffee, smoothies and coffee freezes...


Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

"We LOVE LOVE LOVE Rude Awakening!!! The best coffee in town. Beats Starbucks any day of the week! The staff is so kind and diverse. It is wonderful to walk in and they automatically know just what you want. You become more than a customer but a friend. Check them out! It’s locally owned so you will also be supporting our local economy!" -Google Review

"Outstanding service. It may be small, but the service and drinks were outstanding. There is a small enclosed courtyard at the rear of Rude Awakening that a great place to enjoy our beverages and good conversation. A must do!!" -Trip Advisor Review