Stroll downtown Mebane and experience all this charming town has to offer. Savor a coffee at Filament Coffee, where all of their organic pastries are made by local artisanal bakers. Another delightful coffee shop IN downtown Mebane is Melomaniac at Reed's. Enjoy your espresso or latte while browsing local artisan finds. Grab your coffee and peruse the many downtown shops including Impulsive Creativity, a jewelry and consignment boutique specializing in local handmade art and gifts. You'll also want to stop in Eclection Emporium for vintage antique decor, re-purposed and up-cycled items, and more. Elegant Relic is the perfect boutique for women's fashion and jewelry, both modern and vintage styles. Grit and Grace and The Go Girl Shoppe are just two other fantastic boutiques in downtown Mebane. For a complete list, see here.
For lunch or dinner, 2 Twelve Seasonal Kitchen + Bar is a scrumptious option offering contemporary American cuisine. Junction on 70 is an excellent pick when you are craving that perfect burger and fries. They also offer wings, pizza and more, in a cozy, causal atmosphere. For late night eating and drinking, Whiskey Sowers, Hyperion Bar and Lounge and Bright Penny Brewing, are all excellent stops when you are out experiencing the nightlife of downtown Mebane.
Venture outside of downtown and head to Iron Gate Vineyards and The Winery at Iron Gate Farm for a wine tasting. You can sit on the patio, where in the warmer weather months live music is often playing on the weekend, and enjoy a glass of local wine. Relax in one of the rocking chairs on the front porch and listen to the wind blowing through the vines. You'll enjoy the slower pace Iron Gate offers you.
Mebane is located off Exit 154 on Highway I-40.