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Guglhupf Cafe

2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Suite #1, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 401-2600
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Ranked #2 of 634 restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Bakery, German
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hope Valley Road
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89% Recommend
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English first
Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I like this place, I just do not share the fascination a lot of people have with it. Their outdoor seating is exceptional no doubt, but I am never too excited about their food, which is good, mind you, just not to my taste. Plus, I really find their bread (what they are most famous for) and pastries subpar.

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Durham, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have only been here twice, but liked what I had. The buttermilk pancakes served with apples are very good, and so is the frittata. Most dishes seemed to come with a small cup of fresh fruit, and the coffee is served with a small butter cookie. I have yet to try any of the delicious looking goods from the... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Whether pastries or brunch, you can hardly go wrong visiting the Guglhupf. Relaxed atmosphere, great food, and reasonable prices.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Five of us attended the Austrian Wine tasting event this week. In a word: SPECTACULAR. If you are in the RDU area, you really need to visit here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The wines were all white (which we don't normally drink), but they were excellent. The sommelier was informative without being overbearing or haughty, and we all learned... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Chose Guglhupf Cafe because it was rated #1 by TripAdvisor. Was told by staff that lunch ended in one minute. Asked for dinner menu and was told we couldn't get a dinner menu. Waited 30 minutes outside on beautiful outdoor patio. Watched servers set out dinner ware. Waited. Went back in and stood for 5 minutes while staff avoided eye... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Pros: seasonal menu changes if you're lucky, a great dish plenty of outdoor seating Cons:pricey temperamental service desserts look better than they taste

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Had a very nice meal at this fine German restaurant in Durham (actually it could be considered Chapel Hill). I had the special soup: Cream of Caulifower and Roasted Garlic and my friend that the Alsatian Potato Leek Torte for an appetizer. Both were very good. A a vegetarian, my only option was Slow Braised Stuffed Cabbage with French Lentils.... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you are in Durham and have a hankering for schnitzel and spaetzel, Guglhupf is the place to go. They have outstanding authentic german dishes along with other local twists. The beer menu is huge. The patio is large and inviting on a beautiful NC spring day. Close enough to DPAC that it makes a great pre-theatre dinner location. Highly... More

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Baltimore, MD
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174 reviews 174 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I splurged here at the end of a business trip. The atmosphere was inviting, creative and casual. The service that I received was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive (thank you, Scott). Some bottles of wine were being offered at half-price, and I chose a Rose' at fifteen dollars. It was good for a Rose' and in combination with my meal choices.... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I loved the atmosphere of this place... since Durham is a college town it was fun to walk in and see college kids from the three major universities studying and drinking fun coffee drinks. My friend took me here for lunch... I couldn't resist the turkey, pear, and Gorgonzola cheese sandwich. It sounded unique and weird and something fun to... More

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