Where Lindsay Wrege Eats and Drinks

The owner and founder of 321 Coffee shares where her last meal in the Triangle would be, where she takes out of town guests plus more
by Catherine Currin

For our 2024 Guide to Where to Eat and Drink in the Triangle, we asked ten food and hospitality industry folks to share their tried and true spots for everything from a casual lunch to happy hour to a place that’s worth hopping in the car and heading out of town.  One of those was Lindsay Wrege who founded 321 Coffee in 2017 as a college student at NC State. Since then, she’s has grown the company to three locations and a recently opened roasting facility. “I have the best job and team in the world,” she says, “and we get to contribute to a kickass restaurant scene with incredible entrepreneurial talent.” Here are her favorite food and drink spots around town.

Where do you go for happy hour?

The Parlor at Heights House

What’s somewhere that’s worth the drive?

Italian sub from Ideal’s in Durham

Where do you go for lunch?

Sono Sushi

If it were your last meal in the Triangle…..

Anything prepared by Kevin Ruiz, so currently ORO

What’s your favorite new spot?


What’s your favorite coffee shop?

321 Coffee! Although I don’t drink the coffee, so let’s hear it for the Mango Iced Tea

What’s your favorite place for a bite to go?

Long live Char-Grill

Where do you take out-of-town guests?

321 Coffee and A Place at the Table — good for the soul!

Char-Grill or Snoopy’s?


What are you most excited for?

Umbrella Dry Bar 

This article was originally published on December 28, 2023 on waltermagazine.com