The Mad Hatter’s Café & Bakeshop

1.3 miles from downtown Durham, “Major” the bull1802 W Main St, Durham 27705 919-286-1987Hours: Mon-Sun 10AM to 6PM The Vibe: Collegial, conversational, active community Wednesday, May 22, 2019 @ 9:17 AM School is out and it shows here at Mad Hatter café. The place maintains it collegial and community vibe but there is a visible absenceContinue reading “The Mad Hatter’s Café & Bakeshop”

Joe Van Gogh – Broad Street

1104 B Broad St., Durham 27705 919-286-4800 0.9 miles from downtown DurhamHours: Mon-Fri 6:30AM to 6PM, Sat 7AM to 6PM, Sun 8AM to 6PM The Vibe: Low-key, familiar, languid, neighborly Wednesday August 14, 2019 @ 1:45 PM It’s hot (91 degrees), still and humid outside. Students are still on summer break so it’s fairlyContinue reading “Joe Van Gogh – Broad Street”

People’s Coffee

7830 NC HWY 751 Suite 100, Durham, 27713 919-924-0240 8.2 miles from downtown Durham Hours: 7 to 6 Mon-Fri; 8 to 5 Sat & Sun The Vibe: Cosmopolitan, sophisticated, classy, crisp Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:24 PM Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel, and other songs from the 80s, is playing on the stereo. MyContinue reading “People’s Coffee”

Cocoa Cinnamon – Old West Durham

2627 Hillsborough Rd., Durham 27705 2.1 miles from downtown Durham The Vibe: Intimate, mellow, serious and studious Friday, September 20 2019 @ 2:24 PM An exquisite day here in Sunny Durham on one of the last days of summer. I sit outside on the sidewalk patio. Clear blue sky, dry air, 78 degrees. TheContinue reading “Cocoa Cinnamon – Old West Durham”

Cloche Coffee

1.5 miles from “Major” – the heart of downtown Durham721 Broad St., Durham 27705919-738-3333Hours: Mon-Sun 7AM to 7 PM The Vibe:  Serene, peaceful, cerebral tranquil Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 11:15 AM “Coffee. Plants. Pastry.” This is the slogan on the website of this distinctive café that is a newcomer to the Durham coffee scene (recentlyContinue reading “Cloche Coffee”

Triangle Coffee House

1.5 miles from downtown Durham714 9th St, Durham 27705 919.748.3634 Hours: Mon-Sat 8 am to 8 pm; Sun 9 am to 7 pm The Vibe: Carefree, unpretentious, studious, urban Wednesday, September 25 2019 at 3:49 PM Another hot day in Durham. Hot for this time of year ( … an aberration or harbinger?). I orderContinue reading “Triangle Coffee House”

Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie

2.7 miles from downtown Durham, “Major” the bull2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham 27707919-401-2600Hours: Mon Closed, Tue-Thur 8AM to 9:30PM, Fri-Sat 8AM to 10PM, Sun 9AM to 5PM  The Vibe: European, distinctive, sophisticated, intellectual Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 2:58 PM A beautiful autumn day here in Durham – 72 degrees, sunny, and dry (with veryContinue reading “Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie”

Saladelia Café

4.3 miles from downtown Durham4201 University Drive, Durham 919-489-5776COVID Hours: Mon – Fri 10:30AM to 8PM, Sat & Sun 11AM to 7PM Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 12:53 PM COVID UPDATE Patio dining, takeout, curbside pickup and delivery are available 7 days a week from 10:30am – 8pm Monday thru Friday, and 11am – 7pmContinue reading “Saladelia Café”

Cocoa Cinnamon – Lakewood

2013 Chapel Hill Rd. Suite A, Durham2.0 miles from downtown DurhamCOVID Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30AM to 7:30PM, Sat & Sun 8AM to 7:30PM The Vibe: Open, communal, colorful, familial April 21, 2021 @ 5:59 PM While things are getting better – almost 30% of North Carolina’s total population is totally vaccinated – coffee shots are stillContinue reading “Cocoa Cinnamon – Lakewood”

East Durham Bake Shop

406 S Driver St, Durham 27703 919-957-1090 1.8 miles from downtown Durham Hours: Closed Monday, Tue – Fri 7am – 7 pm; Sat & Sun 8am – 3pm  The Vibe:  Charming, old-worldly, purposeful, cozy Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 11:09 AM A bright, crisp fall day outside and it’s warm and cozy with aContinue reading “East Durham Bake Shop”