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Dulce Cafe


5826 Fayetteville Rd
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 797-0497
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Photo of Joan Greer Joan Greer
Mar 17, 2019 5

Fantastic pastries. I was visiting for a few days and met a friend for breakfast. I admired the pastries and cakes in the case as I purchased my muffin. They had a delightful item named Forbidden Fruit, shaped as a shiny green apple, complete with a tiny stem. I planned to pick up a couple on the way out but by the time we finished they were sold out! I selected a couple of alternative cakes that were fabulous. My advice - they go quick so don’t wait!

Photo of Susan Montani Susan Montani
Mar 31, 2019 4

Lovely pastries!! Fantastic carrot cake! Nice selection of soup & sandwich meals. Very consistent. Staff is a bit rude, or I would have given 5 stars instead of 4.

Photo of Eileen Gilbert Eileen Gilbert
May 5, 2019 5

The coffee service is elegant and tasty, the desserts are delicious and visual art works and they are friendly to small kids and it's quiet. My 9yo would add that the mint chocolate chip gelato had actual chocolate chips instead of small pieces. This is apparently a symptom of their general food service philosophy where they just seem to do the extra bit to make everything perfect.

Photo of Jason Hartshorn Jason Hartshorn
May 15, 2019 5

Serves Counter Culture coffee and has a phenomenal selection of treats to match. Definitely worth a stop!

Photo of Alexander Justel Alexander Justel
May 22, 2019 5

Very nice and friendly staff. Their options are very good

Photo of T. Mark Bentley T. Mark Bentley
Jun 27, 2019 4

Service is nice, sometimes a little overbearingly nice. This place is great for anyone with a sweet tooth craving. Coffee is okay. The ambiance of the shopping center is a little generic. Some more plants would go a long way outside. Nice place to gab if gabbing is your thing.

Photo of Kaitlyn Smith Kaitlyn Smith
Jun 24, 2019 5

Dulce is awesome! The pastries are BEAUTIFUL! They even let me order a mocha even though they had just closed! It was great.

Photo of Karen Harris Karen Harris
Oct 15, 2019 5

Fabulous customer service! Desserts are melt in your mouth! Food is delicious as well. They also have 4 dollar mimosas right now and it was just what I needed after a long day.

Photo of Jenny Baas Jenny Baas
Oct 8, 2019 5

Secondly, it's a great place for an afternoon patio stop. They've got beer, wine, gelato, small desserts, and a dog-friendly patio and staff. I've never felt so welcome! And it's great to have a patio that looks out on calm landscaping with flower boxes and not a busy highway or bland busy parking lot.

Photo of Gregory Cash Gregory Cash
Oct 8, 2019 5

Love this cafes lunch menu and their desserts are always delicious. Friendly staff, clean, and fair priced. Highly recommend

Photo of Aimee Aimee Aimee Aimee
Oct 5, 2019 4

Affogato..the best for me i The chocolate macaroon is just so heavenly..it is crunchy on the first bite mixed with a chewy texture of the toasted coconut with chocolate in it .

Photo of Rau Andreea Rau Andreea
Oct 23, 2019 5

We had the best breakfast days while our stay in London. Menu has lots and lots of options, you can mix them as you like, food is delicious, staff is so so friendly and welcoming. It’s a small and cute cafe, nice vibe, and we found place even for a large group of 10 people. Thank you, guys :)

Photo of Susan Jennings Susan Jennings
Nov 11, 2019 5

A great spot for coffee, lunch, or dessert. Very friendly service. I love the turkey and Brie panini.

Photo of E J E J
Nov 4, 2019 3

Nice friendly coffee place. Nice array of Gelatos and sweet foods. Great melted brie sandwich too

Photo of Tiffany Williams Tiffany Williams
Nov 17, 2019 5

This place is on POINT! I’ve been here over a dozen times and have had a superb meal and experience every single time. Their meals are fresh and delicious, but the deserts are off the hook! Today I finally tried their infamous carrot cake and I can honestly say I’ve never had carrot cake so good in my life! Love this place and feel lucky to have it around the corner from me, but would also drive across town just to have some Dulce.

Photo of Ashley S Ashley S
Dec 2, 2019 5

Recently moved to NC. I happen to visit this location because it’s across the street from my job. The BEST sandwich I’ve ever had. I had a Basil Pesto Chicken Panini & it was the best thing I’ve had since leaving NYC!! Definitely try this place

Photo of Sunny D Sunny D
Dec 19, 2019 5

Lovely cafe/patisserie. Outdoor patio for nice days. Nice choice of coffees and teas. GMO and gluten-free items availability. Small, breakfast menu available. The pastries are a bit sweeter than the classical French versions, but probably reflect local tastes. There is also a book club (one of few in area) that meets here.

Photo of Beverly El-Amin Beverly El-Amin
Dec 14, 2019 5

The customer service was outstanding. Since my sweet tooth was really aching I got lemon sorbet...excellent not too sweet and just the right amount of tartness. My friend and I shared a piece of carrot cake...it was a hunk so we had to share. It was moist, not overly sweet and the icing was creamy...Dulce Cafe offered the perfect atmosphere for my girlfriend and I to catch up and check in with each other. We will return!!

Photo of Jennifer Perrey Jennifer Perrey
Jan 12, 2020 5

The artistry and quality of ingredients that go into their cakes is spectacular! The coffee and other drinks I have had here are also delicious. Made my birthday a real treat.

Photo of Cody Martin Cody Martin
Feb 6, 2020 5

The pastries here are amazing and beautiful. I need to upload a picture but I always just start heating them first! The salad and soups are great too.

Photo of Terri Parker Terri Parker
Mar 10, 2020 5

This my new fav crave! Love the delicious mousse cakes which might I add change daily so for a person like that loves to try new things I always can find something different.

Photo of Jose Alfredo Ortiz Rodriguez Jose Alfredo Ortiz Rodriguez
Jan 16, 2020 5

Excellent place as the food they serve, is a very comfy place to have a yummy breakfast and enjoy an amazing cup of coffee ☕️ also they have a very friendly staff. Definitely I’ll come back soon.

Photo of Mina Myoi Mina Myoi
Mar 2, 2020 5

I ordered fruit tarts and carrot cake. Their cakes are wonderful. They have all sorts of pasteries, desserts and ice cream, definetely worth checking out.

Photo of Adrienne Efland Adrienne Efland
Apr 14, 2020 5

I love this cafe. They have the best baked treats around and some delicious food and beverages as well. They are open right now with everything going on and I have to say that the barista that I worked with was so kind to me today that it made my whole day better. I didn't catch his name but he seemed to know the locals by name and was so sweet and kind. I really enjoy supporting this local business. They are wonderful people.

Photo of Jennifer Parker Jennifer Parker
May 15, 2020 5

Although we don’t live near Dulce, we love coming here whenever we’re nearby. Yes, everything they do is delicious! But the real bonus here is that everyone we’ve ever met in Dulce is incredibly friendly and helpful.

Photo of Catherine Klingensmith Catherine Klingensmith
Jun 10, 2020 5

I love Dulce, they're the best. They have delicious dishes, pastries and confections. They've also mastered curbside and delivery during the pandemic. This place is the best and I'm so glad to live so close to it.

Photo of Bart Hubbard Bart Hubbard
Jul 17, 2019 5

The case if fulled with a large selection of gorgeous pastries that taste as good as they look. The service is quick and friendly, and the sandwiches and hot items from the kitchen are all wonderful. Try one of the croissant sandwiches for a winning lunch.

Photo of Kathie Drouin Kathie Drouin
Jul 17, 2020 5

Wonderful staff and great muffins! Very conscientious about disinfecting.

Photo of Mina Park Mina Park
Jul 22, 2020 5

A delightful place for hangout! This place offers friendly service and a variety of unique pastry, gelato, and sandwich options!

Photo of Daniel Caceres Daniel Caceres
Aug 18, 2020 5

My favorite places to get a coffee in Durham. They offer ver good and fresh food!

Photo of Gabriel Sanchez Gabriel Sanchez
Sep 6, 2020 5

Great vibe from the staff. The cuban sandwich is great and the coffee never disappoints. Careful with the pastries, you may get addicted... LOL!

Photo of Sarah Sanborn Sarah Sanborn
Sep 15, 2020 5

Stopped in for a treat today and couldn't decide. Everything was beautiful and delicious!

Sep 19, 2020 5

Delicious place totally recommended ❤️🤗👍

Photo of Andrew Chaves Andrew Chaves
Sep 19, 2020 5

Very good-quality food. Highly recommended if you're in the area.