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Chef Chick's Bakery


2500 Meridian Pkwy
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 215-4505
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Photo of J. B. J. B.
Sep 2, 2023 3

This place is OK. It seemed kind of empty. I went on a weekday in the morning and I was the only one there. They appear to have put a lot of effort into the place. It had a lot of decor from places all around the world, very eclectic. The bakery had no real smell to me. I found that a bit concerning, but I ordered any way. I had a polish donut, a piece of banofee cake, and a breakfast sandwich on maybe a polish bagel, not sure which region the bagel hailed. Everything was OK. I don't think they make the eggs in real time, or the bacon, I think it's one of those pre-made deals. The staff are nice. The best thing was the polish donut. It might be worth stopping by, just to test them out. I'm not in a major rush to return.

Photo of Amy Morrow Amy Morrow
Aug 19, 2023 5

Really enjoyed the pastry and bread I picked up this morning! The orange cardamom shortbread was delicate and flavorful. The bakewell tarts were delicious and so cute. And the bacon cheddar scone was chock full of bacon and still tender and soft. Delicious!

Photo of Derek Derek
Aug 5, 2023 5

A great variety of European and other pastries, both sweet and savory. The best part is always finding items that other bakeries and cafes tend not to carry like millionaire shortbread or special twist on a classic such as croque monsieur bread pudding. Chef Chick obviously pours a ton of effort and thoughtfulness into the pastries. 10/10 would recommend.

Photo of Sarah A. Sarah A.
Jun 17, 2023 3

As somebody who has traveled to Europe a few times, I didn’t really feel like I was transformed to a European bakery. Maybe my expectations were too high but the interior was lacking a bit. I was hoping to get the feel of a true French/Greek/Dutch/even English cafe and I did not get that. The pastry I had was the raspberry linzer cookie. Honestly, it was delicious. Not overly sweet but still yummy. However, the pricing of the pastries is a bit absurd. I saw a mini (!!!) chocolate croissant priced at $4.29. The lady helping me at the counter was also not very friendly. She was nice to the lady ahead of me but was a lot colder to me… so that was interesting. Overall, I would probably come back for the raspberry linzer cookie and other pastries if the price point were better.

Photo of Annika Hugosson Annika Hugosson
Jun 8, 2023 5

This place is outstanding! I happened to find out about Chef Chick's Bakery during June, during a Sweden-themed month and immediately ordered for the next morning. After reading some reviews, my expectations were high, and they were totally exceeded. Everything I tried was incredible, and service was excellent. I will be back soon to try some of their staple offerings (especially excited for the Polish recipes) and coffees!

Photo of Krystyna Szewczyk Krystyna Szewczyk
Jun 5, 2023 5

Having a lunch date with my hubby, enjoying delicious food: Croque Monsieur, bacon, egg and cheese on polish bagel (obwarzanka) and for desert: Pain Au chocolate, Swedish strawberry meringue cake (now my new favorite ), Babcias cake (strawberry rhubarb) and paczek( polish donut ). So full, no need for dinner tonight!! #chefchicksbakery #ccbakerync

Photo of Allan J Allan J
May 5, 2023 5

Pretty good place for European baked goods when you're not looking for overly sweet American pastries. Tried some of the breads along with the confections too. So far we've enjoyed everything we tried. The only thing I'd wish for is maybe some group options. Seems like most of the selections are specifically targeted to individuals. Would be nice to see like a variety pack to pick up for office mates.

Photo of Shannon Perkins Shannon Perkins
Feb 21, 2023 5

Absolutely excellent!! So glad I stumbled on this place. Being 50% Polish I couldn’t be more proud to have authentic Polish baked goods so close. We will definitely be back!

Photo of Ivy Lamb Ivy Lamb
Feb 17, 2023 5

I stopped in for the first time today, and I'm so thrilled to have a European bakery in Durham. When I lived in the northeast, it was easy to find Polish and other European foods and baked goods and I've missed that a lot since I moved back to the south. This place is a real hidden gem. Everything I ordered was delicious, especially the sourdough bread.

Photo of Ruchi Doshi Ruchi Doshi
Jan 18, 2023 4

Went there at opening to grab pastries and coffee for a morning get together. The pastries were good - I bought a fairly wide selection including scones, polish cookies, more traditional cookies, crumb cake, and more. The staff was so kind and helpful and patient! Unfortunately there were no pierogis ready when I went to order. The coffee was OK. I don't know if I would order it again - and my guests who I also got coffee for had the same general impression (and that's the only reason I'm giving 4/5 stars).

Photo of Jason Kralic Jason Kralic
Nov 4, 2022 5

Have loved everything I've tried (focaccia, sourdough bread, chocolate bouchons, and more I can't spell). Favorite is the Paczki! The textures and flavors make these more than just a jelly filled doughnut. Appreciate the free samples to try before buying too. Coffee and service is top notch and a good casual meeting spot. Margaret and her staff are fostering community and palates.

Photo of sharon moore sharon moore
Oct 22, 2022 3

The space is nice and the items are well displayed. The smaller pastries were okay but a bit pricey. I didn't feel very welcomed as a customer. The lady at the register was pleasant enough. But the guy in the kitchen stared at me the entire time and it was not a friendly look. I won't be returning.

Photo of C RD C RD
Oct 16, 2022 5

The pumpkin pastry and tomato cheese bread that we ordered was really good. They also had some (free) little toys for kids to take home and play with, which was a nice touch. It’s a little hard to find; look for two little picnic tables out front.

Photo of Coady Egan Coady Egan
Oct 9, 2022 5

Great new bakery - the bread has been fantastic and the pastries were flavorful. Good selection of teas and coffee, and the owner and her staff were very nice and helpful with our order. Looking forward to coming back many times!

Photo of Tom Davis Tom Davis
Sep 30, 2022 5

Stumbled on this bakery and was happy that I did! The selection of items was amazing, settled on Italian Coffee Shots, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and a Cappuccino. Everything was amazing and the staff was warm and super friendly! I’ll be back!

Photo of Brandon C Brandon C
Sep 28, 2022 5

The owner, Margaret, was super helpful when my wife and I visited. We loved the decorations and variety of treats! Can't wait to come back!

Photo of Matt R Matt R
Sep 27, 2022 5

Grabbed some pastries and an espresso. The pastries where FANTASTIC! Espresso delicious and a great compliment. The owner and staff were very friendly, and professional. I will definitely be going back often, but I need to get there earlier and check out a weekend.