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The Maola Milk & Ice Cream Company opened the Cow Cafe in New Bern in 1994, right across the street from its plant. Decorated in black and white, the cafe has attracted a local following and is a favorite of hundreds of vacationers from out-of-state.
Mike Shapou was a Lebanese immigrant who gained a down home reputation through his cafes. In all three cases, his places exuded a third place level nuance. The “home away from home” nuance came from the sense of welcome offered for all, across the racial divide and through times of economic boom and bust.