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“STILL THE BEST RESTAURANT IN TRIANGLE AREA” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Guglhupf Cafe

Guglhupf Cafe
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Suite #1, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 401-2600
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Ranked #12 of 653 Restaurants in Durham
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
Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“STILL THE BEST RESTAURANT IN TRIANGLE AREA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The March 7th's wine and dinner pairing was the best I've ever attended, partly because the portions were smaller and I was able to clean up each plate. I'm so happy about that. Never had duck prosciutto before or fresh sardines. Both were divine. The house made pasta was so extraordinary that I hope they include it on their regular menu. Leg of wild boar was a little dry but the lingonberry reduction made up for it. Dessert a little disappointing. My shot glass of chocolate mousseux with 3 candied hazelnut was watery. But I don't care! It was the first time in my many visits to Guglhupf that I was not wowed by the dessert. I'm sure I will be again and look forward to the April 11th wine/dinner pairing. Guglhupf is still my favorite restaurant in the Triangle area. Impeccable staff.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Southeastern, NC
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Love it! A visit for the decor\atmosphere alone is worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

They have the most unique decor for a restaurant that I have ever dined at. The food is also unique and healthier than most restaurants that we have eaten at. We have dined here several times and have purchased desserts from the bakery to go. The atmosphere is absolutely outstanding - everything just seems to click -the original artworks, Mother of Pearl chandeliers, Chinese ball lanterns and the metal sculptures make this place special. We have never been disappointed dining here.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Classy and casual at the same time. Healthy options, bakery attached”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I always stop at Guglhupf Cade when in Durham, especially if its a nice day out because I love their outdoor deck with a water feature. It pulls off making a classy place casual, so you can "come as you are". The adjoining bakery has a wide selection of pastries and bread worth a trip alone. I usually order a salad and save room for a h-u-ge cappuccino. Get in line to order and pay, then food is delivered to your table. Self serve on sodas, etc. Great find!

Visited December 2012
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Morrisville, North Carolina
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141 reviews 141 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Food is good, service is spotty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

For brunch you need to order at the counter. The girl who took the order had no idea about what customer service is. My wife order cappuccino assuming it will come with dessert , however, they poured it right away . When my wife said she wanted it with dessert , she was told that then they have to charge one more time as it was already made. Manager rectified the issue with no problem, but it spoiled the experience . The food was very good though , as usual .

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Durham, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Guglhupf delivers!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Guglhupf as often accused of trying too hard but I disagree. It has an unpretentious atmosphere and a fresh take on some traditional foods. The downside to their seasonal menu is that if you fall in love with a dish/dessert- it might not be there again. When in Durham, it's definitely worth going.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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