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The Root Cellar opens second location in Pittsboro

The 3,725 square-foot cafe will be located in the new Penguin Place at Chatham Park.

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Kathy Hanrahan
PITTSBORO, N.C. — The Root Cellar Cafe and Catering has opened a second location in Pittsboro.

The 3,725 square-foot cafe is located in the new Penguin Place at Chatham Park. The menu features the same sandwiches, soups, salads, breakfast, coffee and baked goods as the Chapel Hill location. There is a smaller selection of specialty food items for sale. 

The Pittsboro location also features an expanded dinner menu focusing on seasonal flavors and locally sourced ingredients.

The cafe has garage doors that open onto a large outdoor patio with a fire pit.

“This beautiful restaurant has been several years in the making, and we are absolutely thrilled to bring our scratch-made food that so many have grown to know and love to the town that we love,” said Sera Cuni, who owns the Root Cellar with her wife Susan White. “As longtime Chatham County residents, we’re proud to be feeding a community that means so much to us as well as playing a role in helping our local economy grow.”

A grand opening celebration is planned Wednesday, Jan. 31. The celebration will include free cake throughout the day, free coffee in the morning, $3 draft beers all day and dinner specials.

Root Cellar is anchoring the new Penguin Place, a 14,400 square-foot development located at the entry to Chatham Park at Russet Run and Suttles Road. Bottle Revolution will also open a location in Penguin Place. The bottle shop and bar has locations in Raleigh and Morrisville.


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