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“Excellent experience”
Review of Dulce Cafe

Dulce Cafe
Ranked #2 of 23 Dessert in Durham
Price range: $5 - $12
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Durham, North Carolina
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent experience”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

As soon as you walk into Dulce Cafe you are confronted with several flavors of gelato. Our favorites are coconut, pistachio and Nero (chocolate). They are all excellent. As you keep walking you are further confronted by 3 shelves of desserts, most of which are creative, beautiful and delicious. A little further on you will see simpler stuff. One of our favorites is the coconut macaroons. But if you are there for breakfast, lunch or light dinner you will have a good choice of delicious soups, salads and sandwiches. The coffee is also first rate. If that is not enough, every worker, as well as the owners, make the environment very inviting.

  • Visited August 2014
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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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161 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Carrot cake from heaven”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

This cafe offers delicious sandwiches , muffins, macarons and an assortment of desserts including gelato. I try hard to buy something different each time we go but can never escape without their great carrot cake. Not a fan of their chocolate cake which has a mocha icing layer in between the cake layers and chocolate jimmies embedded on the outer icing . The cake by itself is tasty. They just need a different icing and forget the sprinkles. My husband likes their eclairs. Today they had dog cookies shaped like bones. Great place for a lunch of dinner but seating is limited. They do have a couple of tables outside and a bowl of water for your pooch.

  • Visited August 2014
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“Visit for dessert return for the soup! ”
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Lately, whenever my husband agrees that dinner is "fend for self," I find myself at Dulce getting homemade soup. My current favorite is lentil. I don't even like lentils but I love this soup.
We found Dulce one night when looking for dessert and often go there for weekend brunch. Nom nom nom.
Great little place with water bowls out front for visiting puppies.

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Thank Erin F
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Durham, North Carolina
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Local fabulous.”
Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This is everything a local coffee shop should be. Excellent food, gracious service, and a laid-back inviting atmosphere. I love to see the owner walking in with a bag full of fresh vegetables from the local market. So much better than Starbucks.

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Thank Allison D
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Very nice place to visit”
Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

To put it briefly I love this place. Pastries are excellent, love their gelato. Panini are juicy inside and crispy outside.

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