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111 Orange St, Durham, NC
919 956 5200
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A must in Durham for foodies on a budget

I like good food but I also like good value. Scratch delivers on both counts in my book. It's not cheap eats in Durham but it is really good and the cafe offers fare you won't find elsewhere. My duck egg sandwich was delectable and the (Counter Culture) coffee was excellent as well. Next time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Istanbul, Turkey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I like good food but I also like good value. Scratch delivers on both counts in my book. It's not cheap eats in Durham but it is really good and the cafe offers fare you won't find elsewhere. My duck egg sandwich was delectable and the (Counter Culture) coffee was excellent as well. Next time I'll try something even more... More 

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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Close your eyes, and you are in grandma's kitchen. This place turns out buscuits, pies, pastries, and brunch specials. The "Grit Bowl" has kimcee, so not so old South as you would think. The buscuits are quite good, and the pie memorable. We also had an open face brisket that was a home run. Solid bet for breakfast or brunch.

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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Did not like the attitude of the barista who tried to teach me how to order my coffee... asked for a double tall espresso, got a short and strong one instead...asked for it to be remade...was rudely advised that I "should have asked for an Americana"....I have been ordering coffee for over 20 years....nobody else has ever been challenged by... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Baked goods par excellence and associated small meals and drinks. The only downside is that it's popular and small. As Yogi Berra said, "No one goes there any more—it's too crowded." But it's well worth the small wait.

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Durham, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The menu here is varied for such a small place. We had brunch on a Saturday morning and were really happy with our choices. We each had the shirred eggs and shared an empanada. The staff is friendly and helpful although I feel they fight an uphill battle with a system that needs a lot of work making it a... More 

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Orange County, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

After reviewing my fellow travelers comments, my hubby and I decided to begin our day with a light breakfast here. First, let me start out saying that their location is on a pedestrian only street not open to vehicle track, thank goodness for OnStar or we might not have found this place. NOTE: I believed parking on Parrish just before... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I had heard amazing things about Scratch (in addition to being a James Beard nominee) so I couldn't not go for breakfast. By 9am, when the doors were opened, there was a line waiting to get in. I ordered a pour over and avocado toast and my husband ordered the pimiento cheese city ham biscuit. All was delicious.

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Bountiful, Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Went here with my daughter and had a great brunch. There was a line out the door which usually states your at a good place and we were. Had wonderful brunch items and outside seating.

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London, United Kingdom
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219 reviews 219 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We just missed the breakfast cutoff, so we had to make do with a slice of heaven I mean blueberry peach cobbler and a deep fried buttermilk muffin (aka donut muffin), washed down with something to completely surprise the tastebuds, a rosemary iced coffee. We didn’t have to fight the office lunch crowd for a table, but it started to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Super crowded, we considered going some place else bc the menu was a bit confusing to us and didn't seem very filling and there were no tables available. We were about to hit the road and a friend recommended this place on our way out of town. We got the bacon jam biscuit and two sausage, egg and cheddar biscuits.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Orange St, Durham, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919 956 5200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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