welcome to the People's Perk


FRIENDLY | COMFY | eclectic

We love our customers and treat you well with our delicious coffee and espresso drinks, locally made snacks, and a warm, artful and comfortable atmosphere.

Come, sit, enjoy your coffee, chat, and browse our shop.

We look forward to your visit!


From the owner...

I love people, coffee and art! And when you come to The People's Perk, you'll see the result of those three loves. I've tried to create a place that is welcoming, warm, comfortable, and friendly. I have a custom-blended coffee that is full-flavored and robust and roasted in North Carolina, and a wide selection of specialty drinks and lattes that I've created -- and I am always working on new ones! Two of my favorites are the Coconut-Ginger Latte and the Pistachio-Salted Caramel. The espresso I serve is roasted right here in Greensboro.

I also have my painting studio within the shop so that I can paint in between serving my customers. You'll notice my art work plus other art and handmade goods for sale from local artists and artisans. I invite you to browse and purchase a little something to take home with you. Please check out my art Instagram Scrappy Unicorn

I encourage creativity in you too! You are welcome to draw while here in the shop, and I would love for you to create a self-portrait for the The People's Perk Portrait Collection in my studio.

I spent more than two decades doing non-profit work before I opened The People's Perk with my former business partner Nancy. I am now owner-operator and look forward to welcoming you to The People's Perk. 

Best, Karen