Cafe Drinks
Wine & Beer
Gelato & Sorbetto
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Learn more about our coffee beansSoy, almond, and skim milk available as well as over a dozen natural flavors available to add to any drink.

Specialty Drinks


  • Bella Caramella Latte: Ghirardelli caramel, Streamline espresso
  • Cacao Almond Milk Mocha: Raw, organic, antioxidant-packed cacao with almond milk, sugar + Streamline espresso
  • Mexican Mocha: Ghirardelli chocolate, cinnamon, Streamline espresso, + a slight cayenne kick
  • Cuban Latte: Cuban coffee-inspired latte made with a frothed combination of whole and sweetened condensed milk
  • White Chocolate Mocha: Ghirardelli white chocolate, Streamline espresso
  • Almond Joy Mocha: Ghirardelli chocolate, almond, coconut, Streamline espresso
  • Thai Iced Latte: Cardamom, cinnamon, sweetened condensed milk, 3 shots Streamline espresso, and almond milk
  • Shakerato Dolce: 2 shots Streamline espresso shaken on ice with a splash of half + half and a touch of simple syrup and strained for an ice cold frothy espresso
  • Sweet Cream Iced Latte: 3 mini scoops of made-in-house vanilla gelato melted in hot espresso with a touch of vanilla for an extra creamy, slightly sweet iced latte.
  • Dolce Nitro: Our popular cold brewed, nitrogen-infused coffee made in house + served on stout tap
  • Dolce Nitro Float: Frothy Dolce Nitro topped with a scoop of gelato. Available in 3 varieties:
    • Black + White: Vanilla gelato + Dolce Nitro
    • Chocolate Cloud: Chocolate gelato + Dolce Nitro
    • Sky High: Coffee gelato + Dolce Nitro

Classic Espresso Drinks

  • Latte
  • Cappuccino
  • Americano
  • Macchiato
  • Espresso
  • Cortado
  • Red Eye
  • Mocha

Seasonal Specials

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Other Cafe Drinks

Strawberry blueberry smoothie

  • Coffee (organic, fair-trade Decaf available)
  • Cafe Au Lait
  • Hot Tea: 12 organic teas available
  • Chapel Hill Fog: Steamed almond milk, Early Grey Tea, a splash of 100% orange juice
  • Tea Latte
  • Chai Tea Latte
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Cider
  • Smoothies: Strawberry Banana or daily special made with fresh seasonal fruit
  • Italian Soda
  • Sorbetto Sodas: Made-in-house sorbet stirred into a bubbly Italian Soda.



All wines are available by the glass or bottle, and additional wines may be available. View wine tasting notes.

  • Il Donato Pinot Grigio
  • The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc
  • Domaine Gérard Fiou Sancerre
  • Smoking Loon Chardonnay
  • Twin Vines Vinho Verde
  • Aragus Garnacha Rosé
  • Meiomi Rosé
  • Havenscourt Pinot Noir
  • Big House Red Blend
  • Trapiche Malbec
  • Trivento Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
  • Mionetto Organic Prosecco
  • Frozen Lemon Vinho: Light + spritzty Vinho Verde over our made in-house lemon sorbetto.


We often carry seasonal craft beers, which you can learn about at the cafe. Permanent offerings include the following (click to view tasting notes).

  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Stella Artois
  • Sam Adams Boston Lager
  • Bad Penny
  • Coney Island Hard Root Beer
  • Hard Root Beer Float

Gelato and Sorbetto

made-in-house gelato

Learn more about our gelato and sorbetto.

We always offer the classics as well as more adventurous flavors, made in-house and created to bring your palate a refreshing treat. We make hundreds of flavors with 18 available at any given time. Come in to discover what we’re serving up today or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for flavor updates. Gelato is available in a cup, sugar cone, or waffle cone. We also offer the following:

  • Gelato Milkshake: Available in any of the 18 flavors we are currently offering
  • Espresso Gelato Milkshake: 2 shots of Streamline espresso shaken with ice and milk, strained and hand-blended into a shake
  • Triple Chocolate Milkshake: Chocolate gelato, Oreo, Ghirardelli chocolate, chocolate sauce, whipped cream
  • Affogato: 2 shots Streamline espresso over a scoop of gelato for partially spoonable, partially drinkable decadence
  • a la mode: Enjoy a scoop of gelato over any warmed baked good
  • Sorbetto Soda: Made-in-house sorbetto stirred into a bubbly Italian Soda



Panini, Sandwiches, Wraps

Click here for descriptions of our sandwiches & panini.

  • The (Anytime) Breakfast Sandwich: Egg, cheddar, and bacon, sausage or tomato on toast or a bagel
  • Caprese Panini: Fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, tomato
  • Pesto Chicken Panini: Roasted chicken, pesto, fresh mozzarella, tomato
  • Genoa Salami Panini: Boar’s Head Genoa salami, fresh mozzarella, tomato, balsamic
  • Italiano Panini: Boar’s Head Genoa salami, Boar’s Head pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers
  • Chicken Salad Wrap: White meat, cranberries, pecans, lettuce
  • BLT
  • Grilled Cheese: Available with Tomato Basil soup in the winter
  • PB+J

Baked Goods

Our selection of fresh baked goods changes daily and typically includes:

  • Muffins: Lemon Poppyseed, Whole Wheat Apple, Mini Donut, Vegan Blueberry, Gluten-free Carrot
  • Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread
  • Zucchini Nut Bread
  • Banana Nut Bread
  • Raspberry Oat Bars
  • Cookies: Gluten-free Black Hole, Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip
  • Coffee Cake
  • Russian Tea Cakes
  • Biscotti

Small Plates

Cheese Plate

Great complements to our Wine + Beer selection! Click for Small Plate descriptions.

  • Cheese + Accoutrements: Sharp New York cheddar, French brie, smoked gouda with raspberry preserves, apples, pickles, olives, cashews and balsamic glaze
  • Fresh Mozzarella Quesadilla: Fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomato
  • Chicken Salad + Pita Chips: White meat, cranberries, pecans
  • Nut Tray: Salt + pepper cashews, roasted almonds, praline pecans
  • Pretzels + Mustard: Pretzel crisps, pale ale and honey spiced mustard
  • Quiche: Daily selection

La Vita Dolce Favorites

Biscoff Affogato

Dolce Nitro Floats

Our frothy nitrogen-infused cold brewed coffee pairs beautifully with our creamy gelato. Try one of three flavors:

  • Black + White: Dolce Nitro + Vanilla Gelato
  • Chocolate Cloud: Dolce Nitro + Chocolate Gelato
  • Sky High: Dolce Nitro + Coffee Gelato

Two shots of hot Streamline espresso over gelato, creating a partially spoonable, partially drinkable, simultaneously warm and cold decadence

Espresso Gelato Milkshake

Two shots Streamline espresso is shaken with milk and ice, then strained and blended with made-in-house chocolate gelato. (Also try with Vanilla, Coffee, or Hazelnut Nutella gelato!)

Sorbetto Soda

Sorbetto stirred into a bubbly Italian soda for one of our most refreshing drinks. Mix and match Italian soda and sorbetto flavors.

Frozen Lemon Vinho

Light and spritzy Vinho Verde wine over our lemon sorbetto.

Hard Root Beer Float

A scoop of vanilla gelato tops a glass of cold Coney Island Hard Root Beer.