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Guglhupf Cafe

2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Suite #1, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 401-2600
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Ranked #20 of 641 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bakery, German
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hope Valley Road
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English first
Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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200 reviews 200 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We have eaten here often when we have visited Durham, but only for dinner. Today my wife and I had lunch here. It is very different from their dinner experience. First, one orders at the counter rather than from your table via the waitress. Second, the menu is very different from the dinner menu -- this was a Saturday noon,... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a great time, but i feel i was expecting more after what i had heard from others. we sat upstairs and it was a nice table for two. after ordering four courses we realized we ordered too much after the first three (all really good), and then the huge and delicious schnitzel arrived along with well cooked but not... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Great place for breakfast or brunch. I enjoyed the Eggs Benedict (my favorite) and the atmosphere here.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I agree with other reviewers that the food here, while attractively presented and done with some imagination, is marginally German. For truth in advertising, it would be nice if there were more truly German dishes offered. Also, the wait-staff mangle the names of the German items so badly that it is painful. The members of our party, after each German... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place is stunning. Absolutely gorgeous inside and out. I so wanted the food to match. I have eaten here twice now and have been greatly disappointed both times. All sounds good on the menu but comes out bland and in no way special. Go here for coffee, eat elsewhere.

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have been to Guglehupf cafe on many occasions, as a solo diner, as a couple and with friends. The staff aren't always friendly and it does take a while to get food sometimes, but the desserts are totally worth it!! The sandwiches and salads are also pretty amazing. Not much German in the cafe, bar the pastries and a... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Guglhupf is more-or-less an institution in Durham. It’s always a treat to hear people mangle the restaurant’s name! The food has a German/Deli/Bakery thing going on. I usually have lunch, but dinners are also nice and it tends to be quieter in the evening. If the weather’s nice – try to sit outside - it's a bit quieter. I’ve never... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Service was awful. Order takers were rude. We got there 15 min before end of brunch. We were told they were no longer serving brunch. We insisted since we drove half hour tp get there. They tried to turn us away, even though they remain open for dinner with hardly any variation in menu but an increase in price. They... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Ill start off by saying the food and deserts are absolutely to die for, the portions are decent, and the urban atmosphere is one of a kind!! It like stepping into an art exhibit! It is said to be a German Cafe, but only thing absolutely German about the place is the pastries and a few select items from off... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a very unique cafe that has a wonderful outdoor seating. The selection of German beer and pastries is the only thing that I would say makes the place German, however. I've been to Germany, and the menu is more of a farm-to-table with European influences, instead of the German cuisine that the name suggests. The bakery is wonderful.... More

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