The Hipster's Tell All A dAy On central avenue

One thing that people notice when they walk onto the Charlotte street Central Avenue is that all forms of life parade the street everyday. Probably because of the interesting bites to eat that line up all across the avenue. The popular “corner cafe” also known as Zada Janes is filled every Saturday morning with hipsters, vegans, and everything in between.

The smells of chai lattes made with almond milk and gluten free pancakes ooze out of the cafe pressuring you to spend a few bucks on some brunch. Personally, the biscuit sandwiches are the best on the menu. And if the wait is too long, you can play shuffleboard or some corn hole on the side of cafe to get some fun before eating your Snapchat worthy meal. This trendy spot that summons the foodies of Charlotte truly is a must-see attraction. I go there every Saturday morning, early in the morning, to beat the brunch rush.

After you eat a chic meal at Zada Janes, you can walk a few blocks down the street to an old school Dairy Queen. This vintage DQ still has your favorite blizzard flavor and the classic chocolate dipped ice cream cone, however the appeal for the Dairy Queen on Central Avenue is much higher than any ordinary one, it only has a walk up window. Honestly, it is there for aesthetic, but when you tell your friends that you got ice cream from a vintage Dairy Queen they will be dying to go for a visit.

Food isn't the only thing Central Avenue has to offer. If you’re looking for a deal on slightly used clothing and accessories, Buffalo Exchange is the place for you. The name itself is intriguing. This swank thrift shop is a go-to for trendsetters and simply for a specific artistic motive.

Suppose thrifting isn’t your thing and you want a one of a kind piece that is not gently worn by some stranger. That’s what Social Status-- an even more swank clothing store-- is here for. Social Status screams urban fashion. Simplistic brand name sneakers line the store along with a few snazzy clothing items like jackets and t-shirts.

Central Avenue houses a plethora of things to do, mostly if you want to eat or shop. It is truly one of my favorite places to go to when I want to try new things or if I want take some artsy Instagram pictures. Whatever you choose to do down this colorful street, your time will be well spent and you’ll be wanting to come back again and again.

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