This place is my favourite bake shop in the Triangle! I was first introduced to their pastries at the Durham Farmer's market and I was amazed by the amount of pastries they had as well as the uniqueness of the baked goods themselves. There is something there for everyone, whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer more savoury goods. My favourite has been the evening bun which I look forward to every Saturday when I go the market. There have been times I have even gone to the shop itself when they have run out of it at the market. My second favourite is their Matcha bun which I believe they only sell during the summer..can't wait for it to come back! Overall the shop is super cute and cozy, and they make great craft coffee drinks.
Jul 20, 2019
Their expresso is consistently mediocre, which is disappointing! Baked goods are excellent.
Apr 26, 2018
Wonderful selection of goodies you cannot go wrong. Come again and try it all. Great atmosphere. Beautiful bright space with an open kitchen and friendly staff. Exciting to have the shop in the neighborhood.
May 27, 2020
East Durham bake shop is one of my favorite pastry spots in the triangle. Not only is the staff lovely, but the pastries and coffee will magically fix your bad days with a little bit of lamination. Would also recommend getting some bagels and putting them in your freezer so you can go to the bake shop every morning.
Jun 14, 2020
Fresh baked goods as always. The focaccia is a little too soft for how Ive known it to be. Few things little pricey as well but the quality is top notch. Overall feel of the place is great as well
Aug 23, 2019
This is one of the best bake shops I’ve been to. The morning bun is so good, it has a nice cinnamon taste and the lattes are really good too. This would be a great place to visit for a treat or to relax because it has good vibes.
Oct 6, 2019
Whoa! Amazing place for both classic and unique baked goods galore featuring local ingredients. Great selection of tea and coffee as well. Highly recommend!
Dec 3, 2019
Absolutely love this place! I moved into the neighborhood this past May and East Durham Bake Shop is my go-to for morning coffee during the week, as well as a weekend workspace. I love their Matcha Buns, it is a morning bun with matcha paste on the inside. The staff is pleasant and kind, they are paid a living wage, and there is a gifting wall where previous customers have paid for treats for folks in need. All in all, a great spot.
Dec 6, 2019
Love this bake shop!! I love stopping here on my way to work. Never can go wrong with the pasteries. They are absolutely delicious! I personally love the Golden Milk (although their seasonal Chegnog is amazing!!) and I love their twice baked almond croissants (they actually have almond filling and the correct amount (lots)). I love the giving board. The place is cute and cozy. Absolute favorite!
Dec 29, 2019
What a wonderful little gem in Durham. They have sweet items and savory ones too. My family and I stopped there on the way to South Carolina , definitely worth rerouting our trip to go to one of my Instagram places. The customer service is great as well. We ate a gaggle and took a bag to go! #lovethisplace❤
Feb 2, 2020
Had their chocolate madeleines made with buckwheat flour at an office event and loved them. Went back to the store to order some more and finished them within a couple of hours. Totally worth the sugar !
Jun 15, 2019
I have been eating their pie since “pie by the slice” nights at Ponysaurus years ago. I finally made it to their brick and mortar and it did NOT disappoint. Service is casual and creates a family kitchen atmosphere. The coffee is local and delicious. And the pie ... amazing! Not one blueberry left behind. Can’t wait to visit again.
Jun 4, 2019
I have followed this bake shop on social media for a year before I made the trip out and it was totally worth it (also, highly suggest following them on insta for updates & mouth watering pics!). Such an amazing vibe, my chai latte was fantastic, and the French toast/bread pudding muffin was the most delicious thing!!! I HIGHLY suggest anyone to come!!! I plan on working from there a lot this summer!❤️
Feb 27, 2019
Never had a better croissant in my life! This place knows how to bake. And it's all delicious. Start with a croissant but by no means end there! Sweet or savory, they have it down. Also a lovely place to work on your laptop or meet a friend for coffee and a treat. Keep up the good work, y'all!
Apr 17, 2019
The location and aesthetics are a great recipe for a down home experience. The menu has the perfect selection of coffee, tea, and pastries! This place insights the patron to stop, breath, and enjoy.
May 23, 2019
Great coffee and lovely building. It is a wonderful place to go sit and have a small bite to eat/coffee and study or work.
Apr 24, 2019
A lot of salt on the evening bun. Otherwise it's fine. I'm people working in the baking section, possibly the owner, I'm not sure of, Are a bit odd I think. You don't have a warm fuzzy feeling when you go in there.But I like the shop and I do go in there whenever I pass by. Parking is a bit difficult though.
Jul 19, 2019
I had a summer drink called a lemonanna. It's a surprising blend of lots of flavors. At first I wasn't expecting all the flavors but after a couple of sips I REALLY liked it. As always the staff is just amazing. You can't go wrong coming here!
Jul 14, 2019
Great quaint shop with delicious food and coffeehouse! A bit pricey but they bake everything there. Not the best area and parking is limited.
Jul 20, 2019
Love love love the pies my friends recommended this place and it was totally worth the visit. I especially loved the pecan pie so tasty!
Jul 19, 2019
The lemon honey chess pie is amazing. I never liked chess pies until I had this one. The buns and scones are also great.