Current Events and Updates

Beth Mastick - Homeless Citizens Portrait Project

The HOMELESS CITIZENS PORTRAIT PROJECT is a collaboration with Fifty Sandwiches Organization.

“Fifty Sandwiches is a nonprofit project dedicated to presenting the public with a rare glimpse into the lives and experiences of America’s homeless.” - Justin Wilder Doering - creator of Fifty Sandwiches Organization.

Justin Published a book of the faces and stories of our homeless citizens he collected as he traveled the country. By creating an emotional bridge between readers and the struggling strangers they walk past every day, Fifty Sandwiches hopes to foster the realization that there is more to homelessness than being homeless.

Beth felt it was important to translate these faces into art. Where we are unwilling to look life in the face for fear of seeing our own indifference, we are more likely to stay a while in a painting. More willing to be moved - to take action. For those who may not possess the courage to encounter the reality of homelessness on the streets and sidewalks of our towns, art provides a space in which to consider our responsibilities to our brothers and sisters.

THE HOMELESS CITIZENS PORTRAIT PROJECT is for you. It provides you with the opportunity to contribute to an equitable future for ALL people.

The funds collected from your purchase of these portraits will support this nonprofit project. 

Also, when you pick up your copy of the book FIFTY SANDWICHES by Justin Wilder Doering for $20, you will be able to see fifty remarkable individuals and read their stories in their words.

Mask policy - august 2021

Masks required inside NoRa

Effective immediately, masks are once again required inside NoRa by all people regardless of vaccination status.  Due to both Wake County's mandate and current conditions in Wake County, NoRa will be enforcing masks inside whether for ordering, pickup or seating.  

Masks inside may only be removed when actively eating or drinking.  

We ask for everybody's cooperation in respecting NoRa's policies while inside NoRa. 

We will continue indoor seating as long as customers adhere to the mask policy.  Due to the mandate and for the health and safety of our guests and our staff, we will stop indoor seating if we find that customers are not adhering to these policies.

New NoRa tumblers for sale

New NoRa Tumblers just arrived

What better way to keep your coffee as warm as your heart whether you're at NoRa or cozy at home.  Five beautiful colors to choose from.  Get the rookie set while you can.  Feel free to ask your favorite NoRa team member to autograph them for you.  They're worth more that way.  Only $22 a piece and will eventually get you a discounted drink once we return to normal operations.

Current COVID-19 updates

NoRa regulars are the best people

Back to "somewhat" normal.  Open 7 am to 10 pm every day.  We no longer offer curbside orders or delivery but you can still order for pickup by clicking on the "Order Online" button above.

Mask policy

Due to Wake County mandate and current conditions in North Carolina, masks are REQUIRED inside NoRa at all times by everyone.

A night out without the kids

While still not at full capacity, we have many tables available.  We encourage our guests to maintain proper social distancing while inside or enjoy your beverage outdoors on our patio.