Definitely a vibe!
Had brunch today with a friend at this establishment. The atmosphere, service, and food were pretty good! My friend had the shrimp and grits. She loved it! I had the chicken and toast. Lemon pepper chicken wings and French toast. What's not to love?! We also had mimosas. 👌🏽
Sep 27, 2022
We visited the cafe on Sunday afternoon and the place was very busy but nonetheless the staff was kind, patient and helpful with placing our to go order. The pineapple smoothie was soooo good plus we ordered several baked treats that were fresh and tasty. We loved the vibe at the counter and the different seating areas. Our plans are to visit again and possibly purchase some ground coffee, especially loved the names of each blend. ☕
Aug 20, 2022
Food and the atmosphere was absolutely amazing!! My server was great! She made sure we were well taken care of after a rough start. Definitely will be back again.
Jul 31, 2022
Really loved every bit of my experience here. I visited for a few days and could not recommend a better atmosphere. From the music to the food, and service. This is a black-owned business that really solidifies why I choose these establishments. Wish I discovered this at the beginning of my trip. A gem for sure!
Jul 3, 2022
Fantastic and friendly service. Amazing coffee. Great prices. Please bring back the wrangler sandwich as it was the best breakfast item that made the 40 minute drive worth it on the weekends. Sorry to say that we probably won't be back for weekend breakfasts and won't be recommending Beyu as a breakfast location to people new to the region.
Jun 21, 2022
Nice place. It is black owned so I am happy to support. Got a latte and a fruit bowl to get my morning started. Good music as well. Nice vibes in Downtown Durham.
Jun 20, 2022
Very tasty! The food was delicious, the coffee was accurate, plenty of options, and delicious!
Expect quick service on the weekends if sitting, and be ready to say what you want quickly. No complaints, but don't worry about the wait if going on Sunday brunch.
I recommend the jazzy shrimp and grits, so delicious!
Zoe Elysium Perissos
May 1, 2022
Beyú (Be You) was incredible. We travel a lot for work and sport and typically go to a different spot for each meal. This is the first time we've hit the same spot more than once, it's just that perfect. My 8yr old daughter kept commenting on how "glamourous" and "beautiful" and "fashionable" the employees were, we loved the art on the wall, and the food hit the spot. That fruit feast is something you should always get as a share plate. Or just eat it on your own. The meat lovers omelette was exactly what I needed, which was funny because I normally hate BBQ sauce and onions. Seriously hate them. But I didn't taste or feel onions and the BBQ sauce was sweet and well complimented the meats. The grits were a little peppery for my liking, but otherwise if you like your grits gritty (instead of creamy) then you'll enjoy these. The service was exceptional, bright and cheery, warm and inviting. The place was alive with energy. It just felt like a really cool place to hang out and the food was delicious and the service was top notch. You're doing yourself a disservice if you miss the opportunity to check Beyú out. We will definitely be back. Y'all should bring this to Charleston, SC.
Apr 30, 2022
I wish I could give it more stars! The food, music and atmosphere were great. They offer alternatives for those who don’t eat pork. Brenda was a great waitress! I’ll definitely be returning to try more items on the menu.
Kevin E. Taylor
Apr 28, 2022
Shrimp and Grits. Wings. A berry tea. A PERFECT DAY. A PERFECT DATE. I must return to this spot when all this great service amazing food also has music or performance onstage because even in the daylight, it had ambiance and style. Felt like success and sexy, sunlight and slow down and enjoy.
Apr 3, 2022
Today we had the opportunity to visit downtown Durham, we are from Miami and we are visiting the city, we had not had breakfast and while we were driving we found this spectacular cafe. There couldn't have been a better choice for something to eat. I was struck by how well cared for the place was and the combination of the historic with the art of the space, but I was even more impressed with the delicious breakfast and its presentation. I have not had the opportunity before to have been surprised by a breakfast similar to this in its flavor and the delicacy of its preparation... all integrated. add to this the attention that Jamia gave us, who with careful treatment and in a very natural, elegant and careful way treated us to all the client who appreciated her in her open. I recommend that garden omelet with vegetables so delicious and coffee so tasty that you won't miss the Miami varieties. Thank you for the good time you spend in your establishment. very soon they will have me there again… if you are passing through Durham, be sure to visit them… I am sure you will be as pleased as I am!
Apr 1, 2022
Food is delicious and the atmosphere is nice. It gets crowded around 11 on the weekends so try going a bit earlier. The grits are so buttery and the presentation of the food matches the quality. I recommend this place for sure!
Mar 30, 2022
This place was great! Awesome customer service even the owner came over to the table and spoke with us. The food and the atmosphere was great. I definitely will be back.
Mar 17, 2022
What a great place! Open yet cozy, fancy with a down home feel. A example of the different Downtown Durham than the one I grew up with.
Mar 12, 2022
As pictured, beautiful plating but the chicken was unseasoned (lemon pepper was there, nothing else) which was disappointing for my taste buds. I tasted my friend’s French toast and kicked myself because I should have ordered that. It was delicious! In fact, I went back the next week and bought it - so delicious. I’m sure if I said something about the chicken, it would have been fixed because the service is always great when I go. I just didn’t have time that day.
Feb 19, 2022
First time here and definitely will be back. One of the most popular dishes is the chicken and toast. Highly recommend as the sweet and spicy sauce on them is delicious. The French toast is not over sweetened either. The salmon lox omelette was a little different from what I expected (particularly on the lox part) but either way, was very filling. Home fries to accompany paired well with the meal.
Service was awesome. Our waitress, Kya, was so amicable and made some great recommendations!
Feb 4, 2022
The food was superb and you get a good amount. Not too expensive. This place is small though so go early or make a reservation.
Jan 7, 2022
My husband and I ate at this restaurant for the first time. The food was absolutely delicious and the music was wonderful-oldies but goodies. The hostess took our temp. before entering and waiter wore a mask. We appreciated the caution taken to protect everyone's well being.
Jan 4, 2022
This may be the only sit-down (non-hotel) breakfast place in downtown. It is EXCELLENT. DH had delicious french toast and I had a yummy "power" breakfast sandwich. Would love to try lunch here too. Definitely will return when in Durham again
Jan 1, 2022
First time there and the food and drink were excellent. People were welcoming and friendly. Service was on point, quick, and they are careful with pandemic protocols. Definitely recommend and I will be back!!