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“cake and pastry heaven”
Review of Guglhupf Cafe

Guglhupf Cafe
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Ranked #10 of 782 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, German
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hope Valley Road
Reviewed August 17, 2013

If you are in the mood for pastries or cakes, you have got to stop here. They are the best and their coffee blend is awesome. If you are in the mood for breakfast, lunch or dinner they have a full menu. Their breakfast and lunch menues are ordinary menues (and the food is very good) but their dinner menu is full of things I can't even pronounce, let alone even know what they are. We have yet to try the dinners. You order in line and they will then bring your food to your table.

1  Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

this is the first time I fing such delicious cake sin the USA. We are from France and know what a good cake should taste and look like. the caramel tart as well as the strawberry tart were out of this world!

Thank Frederique C
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Many friwnds recommended this place, but we hadn't gone assuming their wouldn't be many choices for gluten-free. While they don't have gluten-free bread or pastries, there are menu choices that work. Parking is definitely a challenge--we had to make a couple of circles to find a place as they were busy for weekend brunch. There is seating in a lovely outside garden area with water feature and lots of plants, bit it was hot, so we decoded to sit inside, but we snapped an upper level table with a good view of the garden. To order, you standing line, get a number stand and they bring the food to your table. Drinks and silverware are self serve. We ordered poached eggs and housemade sausage and an eggs Benedict with artichokes on brioche bread. It took about 20minutes to get our food, but it was hot on arrival. Scrambled eggs came instead of poached, but we decided not to switch out due to wait time. Each order came with a mixed fruit cup of watermelon, can't elope, honeydew, and grapes. I am not knowledgeable about German sausage, but the one served was similar to a bratwurst and came with a nice spicy mustard. The Benedict was nice, but the poached eggs were slightly overl-cooked. The atmosphere is quirky and fun. The food solid enough for a future return visit.

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Thank Caroline N
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We chose this restaurant due to the other postings in Tripadvisor. Most reviews said that this was an excellent place to eat, but one must go there yourself to see if you agree. And I must say, that I am very thankful that we decided to go! The Ambience was great, and the food was excellent. The service was also much above par. Our server (Scott) went above and beyond, in ensuring we were enjoying ourselves.

When in Durham, I highly recommend stopping by this place!

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1  Thank Dave S
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Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

How have we missed this place? It's fairly nondescript from the road but with a lovely courtyard patio (it was raining so we couldn't eat there) and contemporary European styled indoors. The service staff was spot on. We started with the wurst platte and when we asked about the cheese which was on the menu but not on the plate, our waitress apologized and brought some right out. The waiter was very knowledgeable and recommended beers and wines in addition menu items. The Wiener schnitzel with fried egg is to die for! The flavors alone would have been good but the kitchen/chef prepare the dishes in such a way as to get an amazing combination of flavor. And the presentation was beautiful. My fiancé had the sirloin and asked for spatzel instead of potatoes...not an issue ($1 surcharge) and very delicious. Good selection of German beers and wines. A little pricey but we did try some of everything from soup to dessert (Chocolate three ways with a cappuccino...highly recommend!). Will definitely be going back on a clear night to try patio dining.

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Thank GoodNeighbors0714
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