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Scratch

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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

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I eat here almost daily! Love their homemade jams and flavored lemonade! The desserts are delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
mommyw2grls
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Durham, NC
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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went to this bakery for lunch as visitors to Durham and we had read the recommendation in The Lonely Planet stating it was a top choice for Durham. Durham is a foodie town and this bakery let themselves down poorly today. The few cakes and one pie (tomato quiche type pie) in the glass cabinet looked unappetising. The choice... More 

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I eat here almost daily! Love their homemade jams and flavored lemonade! The desserts are delicious!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The BEST bakery in the Triangle! The donut muffins are just the start! Interesting options for crostinis, quiches and eggs. Coffee is great. Space it very small, so don't go with a big party. DOn't miss this one!

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The corned beef sandwich was tasty, a little on the smaller side & no sides offered at $10. To high imho nice looking place

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Wilmington, Delaware
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Scratch has become a favorite when we visit Durham -- both the shop and the stand at the local farmers market. We've become particularly fond of their sesame sorghum granola - heavenly. Buttermilk donut biscuits (also in chocolate), and sausage biscuits are yummy, but pricey.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This tiny place with truly awful and rude counter service has some wonderful offerings that make a visit worthwhile. If you can get past the crazy jumble of tables and chairs and people standing over you, the poor location of the chalkboard menu and the confusion of the ordering process, you will be rewarded with some creative and tasty eats.... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

We ordered sweet potato pies for my mom's 70th birthday party & the pies where terrible! First, I would like to say that the staff was very nice when we picked up the pies & they did make the pies out of their regular season. I thought that was very nice. I was unable to taste the pies because I... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I'm at a conference in Durham. One of the locals suggested this place for lunch. It's located on a side street / alley, a little tricky to find. The logo is a blue chicken - may be chicken scratch is the name derivation. Turns out, everything is made from scratch. I tried the corned beef on rye - sort of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went to Scratch for a quick lunch. I had the hot corned beef sandwich, which was fabulous. My wife had the pork belly bahn mi, also wonderful. A great lunch stop.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We got to Scratch close to closing. Knew we wouldn't have much to choose from (which was so sad considering the options listed on the boards!) The pies looked absolutely amazing and homemade. None of the manufactured visual "perfection" you find in many bakeries. Instead, pies and cookies that looked like someone had actually put their hands on them. We... 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
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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