Person Street Pharmacy expands breakfast hours, menu

Inside new renovated Person Street Pharmacy Cafe.
Inside new renovated Person Street Pharmacy Cafe. Daniel Whitaker

The Person Street Pharmacy Cafe is opening an hour earlier to offer a breakfast option close to downtown Raleigh.

Starting Feb. 9, they will be open starting at 7 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. They also will be open until 9 p.m. for this week’s First Friday to introduce the new menu.

“We took our time to develop a modern take on an old school pharmacy lunch counter,” said executive chef and partner Patrick Cowden.

The menu, which is focused on locally grown and sustainably produced food, includes seasonal sandwiches, hand-crafted sodas from the fountain, coffee, espresso and ice cream sundaes. Some lunch items include a Carteret Catch shrimp roll with okra remoulade on a club roll and a cafe burger made with grass-fed beef, pimento cheese and N.C. prosciutto.

Cowden and Daniel Whitaker, owner of Green Planet Catering, took over the space in November. Cowden is a veteran chef of the Triangle scene whose resume dates back to the former North Raleigh landmark Jean-Claude’s in the ‘90s. He most recently worked at Tobacco Road.

The Pharmacy Cafe (702 N. Person St., Raleigh; 919-977-9305; is open Tuesday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The restaurant is closed Sundays and Mondays but available for rent those days and in the evenings after 6 p.m.

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