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Dulce Cafe


5826 Fayetteville Rd
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 797-0497
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Photo of Ass Hat Ass Hat
Sep 17, 2023 5

The sandwiches are pretty good, but the deserts are were it's at. Every one that I've tried there have been amazing! The only thing I would avoid are the macaroons. They tasted stale, like there were a couple days old. My favorite is the pistachio eclairs, but I've tried the coffee eclairs and they're good too. I've tried several of the little cakes and they were all fantastic. I'm going to get around to trying them all.

Photo of Rachel Stackle Rachel Stackle
Sep 14, 2023 5

I love this place. The lunch menu is good, but the deserts are AMAZING. The only thing I've tried and wouldn't recommend are the macaroons. They tasted stale...like they had been sitting out for days. The pistachio eclairs are soooo good. The coffee eclairs are good. I've tried a few of the little cakes and they were all delicious. I've tried the BLAT sandwich and the chicken salad sandwich and they were good, but if you go here, you HAVE to try the deserts. Coffee drinks are fine too. I'm not really a coffee drinker, but my husband got one before and I tasted his.

Photo of Craig Little Craig Little
Jul 8, 2023 5

Came originally for coffee but then I saw the dessert/bakery display case. It was filled with exquisite desserts and the presentation of them was spectacular. The wife and I tried the macaroons and smiley cookie…they were all delicious. The coffees were great as well, not overbearing with flavor but definitely hit the spot. Highly recommend this place for the desserts and coffee. I’m sure we will try lunch another time.

Photo of John Price John Price
Apr 27, 2023 5

I started stopping here going on two years ago. The french toast, yogurt parfait (they use honey so it stays together), breakfast sandwiches & wrap, an amazing array of different desserts, candies, and cookies. It is one of the better mochas in the area. The staff is very friendly and know a lot of their customers by name. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.

Photo of Jenay S (only1jenay) Jenay S (only1jenay)
Mar 31, 2023 5

This cafe is a hidden gem! Lots of indoor space and outdoor tables. Great desserts, coffee, and as I recently discovered paninis. The chicken and basil panini was really tasty and good sized and included a salad and pickle. The side salad and housemade vinaigrette dressing was better than expected. I recommend their chai tea also.

Photo of Darren Echols Darren Echols
Mar 29, 2023 5

Great variety of delicious and beautiful pastries. It's one of my new favorite places. They also have dog treats that my dog loves!

Photo of Nam Nam
Jan 31, 2023 5

My go-to for baked goods in Durham! Their red velvet cake variations are very tasty, & their scones are a consistent hit!! NEGATIVE: I agree with some of the reviewers here about how the customer service needs some brushing up.

Photo of C Hall C Hall
Jan 10, 2023 5

The confections in the dessert counter are jaw droppingly beautiful! There is an expansive variety of goodies and it was so difficult to choose between them. We ended up getting "la poire" (the pear looking one), the Persian love cake, and the midnight forest to go. Oh, yeah, and a black drip coffee which tasted sour, I'm guessing it was brewed at way too hot a temperature. But, back to the main reason we came: the desserts! They were very tasty! The pear was so pretty and had a potent pear compote sandwiched between a butter tart shell and a smooth cream. I liked it a lot. The Persian cake had a delicate pistachio flavored moist cake and a silky buttercream frosting. Haven't tried the midnight forest cake but it looks delectable. Can't wait to come back to try the breakfast. The woman at the front counter was a hot to interact with. And packaged our items with care. The parking nearest the cafe was very busy and we had to park a couple buildings down in the same complex.