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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Coffee Shop
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“The first Cocoa Cinnamon, and still my favorite. Great outdoor patio, inventive drinks. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The outdoor space is magical, their food is great and even vegetarian friendly! Save room for dessert, and check out that bar!”
  • 64 locals recommend
Café
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“Bakery, but also serves a killer breakfast. Very creative food and drink options. If you aren't in a group, you can sit at the counter and get service a lot quicker.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Need a creamy frozen treat? This is THE best ice cream (including vegan and soft serve) in the area. I like Maple View Farms and their view in Hillsborough, but this is the legit thing.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Highly recommend this place for a good cup of coffee. They also have jazz shows quite frequently in the evenings. Just check out their calendar or call ahead of time.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“I come here for the pie - best desserts around, their sandwiches and brunch are also delicious ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“Restaurant and gift shop located in historic downtown Durham, NC- 6.9 miles away. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
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“One of my favorite coffee shops. Locally owned, fresh roasted, sweet , quiet spot on Broad Street.”
  • 18 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Classy French restaurant in a cool old building. Great spot for Weekend Brunch.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Locally roasted coffee in the heart of the Lakewood Neighborhood...hot chocolate & hot churros”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“One of three outposts of the Cocoa Cinnamon family, this location is also walking distance and has a good selection of locally-baked pastries to go with their coffee / tea selections and reliable wi-fi. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
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“excellent for brunch or lunch. Lots of seating and nick-knacks for sale. Very casual and laid-back. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“Stop in for coffee early morning, and if you need a cake this is the place to get it.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
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“The best pork I have ever tasted. Visit Cuba or Puerto Rico without leaving Durham. Great lunch spot and dinner hours are limited. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The space is relaxed, their coffee is awesome. One of our favorite spots to grab a delicious slice of pie.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Pastries and Cinnamon rolls oh my!!!!! Need I say more? Right in the 5 points area downtown, you cant miss it with the beautiful wheat mural above their building. And, if you walk to the right around the corner you can take a look at one of mine!”
  • 10 locals recommend