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Foster Street Coffee


530 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 797-9555
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Photo of Laura Krahe Andrews Laura Krahe Andrews
Feb 21, 2022 5

My favorite place for coffee. Great food and tea! Everyone is always pleasant and their meeting room is great for studying

Photo of Enier Cruz Enier Cruz
Jan 7, 2022 5

Lovely place for a meeting or doing some online work. The place is quiet and welcoming. Coffee is really good!! I ordered a chai latte with lavender flavor and it was delicious 😋 I'll definitely comeback for another amazing experience.

Photo of Andrew Fetterolf Andrew Fetterolf
Dec 28, 2021 5

Best spot for coffee in Durham. Service was great! Very fresh, loved the roast. Last time we had iced americano and cold brew. Great seating inside and outdoors and it looked like they had a meeting room that was available to rent for small groups/businesses. If you love coffee do yourself a favor and check it out!

Photo of Mitchell Anthony Mitchell Anthony
Nov 26, 2021 5

Delightful place with great coffee and free wifi. We sat in the meeting rooom. I will definitely go back.

Photo of Tamar Gomez Tamar Gomez
Nov 15, 2021 5

I came here on a visit from NYC with some local friends to enjoy lattes in the park down the street. I ordered a cinnamon oat latte of some sort, which isn't listed on their online menu. Bur I believe it was a special holiday flavor. It tasted very "fall-y" and the oat milk accented the other flavors well. The line was pretty quick and the employees were so friendly, efficient, and happy! It's a pretty big café with a lot of seating but when we went around 5 PM on a Sunday, it was packed with people quietly doing work on their laptops. Next time I'm back in NC, I'll visit for some afternoon caffeine.

Photo of Russ D (Rusty) Russ D (Rusty)
Nov 19, 2021 4

Good coffee, nice well lit place to get some work done on your laptop. Decent prices too! Do wish they had a more diverse array of pastry. Perhaps something more robust like carrot cake or bagels?

Photo of Zachary Sandler Zachary Sandler
Sep 20, 2021 5

The food and drinks are very good at a very reasonable price (less than what I think they could charge). They have lose leaf tea for only $2.5 where as I rarely see a similar product for less than $4. The cafe is cute and good place to work quietly. Outdoor seating is comfortable and suitable for a conversation. So far I have been twice. The first time I was very impressed... Except for one thing. They got my tea order wrong (brought me a different area than I ordered). However the tea was still good and I rolled with it. They don't seem to ask for a name for the order which I think leads to confusion on who ordered what. I recommend they consider this system if they are having issues with not knowing who ordered what. That being said, looking forward to coming back here and a super positive experience overall. I'm sure if I told them they would have happily replaced the tea with the one I ordered as well. Oh and one more positive comment, they have a bowl of water for dogs outside!

Photo of Kaitlyn Bedick Kaitlyn Bedick
Oct 10, 2021 5

I adore this place; the coffee is delicious, the atmosphere is so comfy and the staff are absolutely incredible.

Photo of Kevin Stanfa Kevin Stanfa
Sep 19, 2021 5

Really enjoyed the vibe and the aesthetic. Good coffee. Appreciated the self serve for the drip. A space that really is made for people to work and create all day. It's designed like a coworking space almost. There's even a conference room!

Photo of John McKinney John McKinney
Aug 25, 2021 5

This is great coffee shop with chill vibes! Good place to sit and work; they even have outlets with USB ports to keep your mobile devices juiced up while you sip your coffee. The coffee selection is wonderful with various delicious flavor options. Service was very warm and friendly. Very clean restrooms. Will definitely stop here again.

Photo of Nicole Jack Nicole Jack
Aug 14, 2021 5

Tasty drinks, clean, and a super friendly staff. I flew down from Boston just to enjoy the experience! 10/10

Photo of Rick King Rick King
Aug 17, 2021 5

Marley behind the counter is an absolute ROCK STAR! Offered to make my two young boys an “iced chocolate milk” and it blew both their minds. The owner also came out to say hello and introduce himself. The inside is quite sleek and has a decent amount of indoor/outdoor space for people looking to work. Can’t wait to go back and get something for myself!

Photo of Anna Nicole Anna Nicole
Aug 6, 2021 5

Great place to read or have a yogurt and talk with friends. I come here when visiting my daughter and usually have to wait.

Photo of Victoria D'Agostino Victoria D'Agostino
Aug 4, 2021 5

A lovely space, great coffee. Nice place to study or work, or just relax, great vibes

Photo of Dan Latcovich Dan Latcovich
Jun 8, 2021 5

This place has the best staff, atmosphere and layout in the area! Plenty of space to study, and the owner knows his customers!

Photo of Dearia Harris Dearia Harris
May 16, 2021 5

Great experience, lots of dinner or lunch options to choose from. Loved it!

Photo of Colin Harrington Colin Harrington
May 17, 2021 5

This is one of the places in the area that I spend long durations of time to study. It has great coffee and great atmosphere

Photo of Alan Miller Alan Miller
Apr 23, 2021 5

Still a five. Coffee is always amazing. Snacks are great. Nice atmosphere and friendly stagf

Photo of David Mireles (DavidjINC) David Mireles (DavidjINC)
Apr 4, 2021 5

Best coffee shop in Durham. Great vibes - check. Friendly staff - check. Dine in (hard to find dine in coffee shops in Durham what the point of a coffee shop without dine in...).

Photo of Sydni Nelson Sydni Nelson
Apr 2, 2021 5

I 100% love this place!! The staff is amazing and super sweet. They give me the recommendations and they have never steered me wrong. The Irish Cream Cold Brew is the best and I get it every single time I go.

Photo of Leah Frierson, Ed.D. Leah Frierson, Ed.D.
Feb 10, 2021 4

My first time there. Very cute shop, lots of space. My latte was fabulous and the workers were exceptionally nice. Will definitely visit again!

Photo of Russ Broome Russ Broome
Feb 19, 2021 5

Superb chai tea latte and have several non-dairy options. Staff was very friendly and they're even starting up a kitchen with great eats! Also, have plenty of distanced seating and a private room for small group meeting/studying. Highly recommended!!!

Photo of Tom Barker Tom Barker
Jan 2, 2021 5

Great lattes, friendly customer service, and a seasonal menu to keep you coming back.

Photo of theschwanz theschwanz
Dec 6, 2020 3

Arrived today just before opening. They opened late, around 905. Completely not set up for business. Said they were still brewing coffee. I asked about food and they said it would be 20 min. Seems they were run by employees and not management. Entirely not ready for business. If you open at 9, be ready to go at 9, not 920. Atmosphere nice but not prepared for customers. No reason to go here when food hall is next door.

Photo of Cruz Nestler Cruz Nestler
Oct 14, 2020 5

Really cool and modern little coffee shop in Durham. The coffee was delicious and the staff was very friendly. Worth a stop if you’re in the area needing some wake up juice!

Photo of Nate Williams Nate Williams
Oct 17, 2020 5

I think it’s long overdue that I have a review here!!! This place is AMAZING!!!!! Customer service is AMAZING!!!!!! I literally come here maybe 3x a day and get the Jazzy Java!! This is by far one of the best beans That I’ve tasted in life! All baristas are very knowledgeable and always are recommending new things I should put in my coffee! The energy that everyone posses as well is amazing and very inviting! I can’t say again how thankful I am to have such an amazing coffee shop in our community! Thank you foster and of course you will se me bright an early today!!!

Photo of Vianey Mares Vianey Mares
Sep 27, 2020 5

Good coffee and chill vibes. Plus the staff is really friendly 🙂

Photo of Ken Combs Ken Combs
Jan 11, 2019 5

Phenomenal customer service, great coffee, an amazing atmosphere. My new favorite coffee shop in the bull city. Even better the owner is local.

Photo of Liz Liz
Sep 12, 2020 5

Great little coffee shop with seasonal specials. They also let Crumbs Bakery set up on Saturday for some delicious vegan treats!

Photo of Sarah Rosenquest Sarah Rosenquest
Sep 16, 2020 5

Very friendly and lovely staff with delicious creative coffee options

Photo of Brandi N Company Brandi N Company
Sep 22, 2020 5

This is the perfect spot to get an amazing latte. I am super productive here as the space is quiet and has great lighting. The customers and staff are super friendly. Try the honey lavender latte...delicious!

Photo of Greg Pubill Greg Pubill
Aug 21, 2020 5

My mocha is always perfect. Really friendly staff.

Photo of Bindy Guyer Bindy Guyer
Aug 25, 2020 5

They are always so nice and make my drink perfect every time. Great vibes 😁

Photo of Jay ONeal Jay ONeal
Feb 3, 2019 4

Cozy little spot. The seating is pretty spread out. It was also pretty crowded when we went. Overall ok - the drinks aren’t great tasting.

Photo of Dre Elder Dre Elder
Mar 11, 2020 5

I stopped by this place Sunday morning and had a really good experience. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I had a chai latte and spinach feta croissant fresh from the oven!! It’s a very spacious, but cozy atmosphere inside. You won’t be disappointed.

Photo of Alyson Newby Alyson Newby
Feb 5, 2020 5

Lovely and bright coffee spot with many caffeinated options and plants galore. Their Jazzy Java blend is my favorite. There's a good mix of tables and chairs with a handful of cozier furniture. Good place to study, have an informal meeting, or just grab a cup to go.

Photo of Ginny Moye Ginny Moye
Dec 28, 2019 5

Great coffee, very comfy chairs. Can actually get large sized cappuccinos. Relaxing space. Has a room with a large table for work or study. Limited food options

Photo of Donna Miller Donna Miller
Dec 21, 2019 5

Went to Foster Street Coffee for the first time today. My husband and I loved it. Great service, delicious hot chocolate and the best quiche I've ever had! The owner, Tracy, is so helpful and kind!

Photo of Kevin Murray Kevin Murray
Nov 16, 2019 3

Comfy. Service was fine. If you want a good cup of black, light roast coffee, look elsewhere. Nothing to write home about. Wife’s chai latte was good, she says.

Photo of Emmanuelle Munsen Emmanuelle Munsen
Oct 19, 2019 5

Went there to grab some vegan pastries from Crum bakery. Super sweet staff and delicious food! Love the space!

Photo of Nadeesha Perera Nadeesha Perera
Oct 8, 2019 4

Lovely staff, very clean (unlike certain other Durham coffee shops I could mention *cough*), croissants baked on site, many comfortable chairs. Also your indoor plants give me great joy. I will come back to this review and give you your fifth star as soon as you get some metal cutlery so that we can skip the plastic. :)

Photo of Madeline Parker Madeline Parker
Aug 7, 2019 5

Lovely ambiance, kind and helpful staff (and the owner, Tracy, is unbelievably sweet!) and probably the best chai latte in town.

Photo of Kristin Dungan Kristin Dungan
Jul 18, 2019 5

Cosy atmosphere that's good for working (quiet but not silent). Prompt, polite customer service. I ordered a cappuccino and it was good.

Photo of Melanie Rogers Melanie Rogers
Aug 16, 2019 5

Love this place. Great for studying and doing work. Had an iced chai tea latte which was better than most places. Great if you need to change up your study space :)

Photo of Jeremy Wynn Jeremy Wynn
Jun 19, 2019 5

I love this place! Roomier and brighter than other coffee shops in Durham, making it a great place to study. It's a small thing but I also really like how they bring your drink to you rather than making you go up and get it.

Photo of Austin Semmel Austin Semmel
May 14, 2019 5

Very well-made drinks and one of the quieter coffee shops.

Photo of Steve Gardner Steve Gardner
Mar 11, 2019 5

Love this place. Excellent coffee and a great place to bring your laptop. They even have a conference room you can reserve!

Photo of Jerry McGrath Jerry McGrath
Jan 11, 2019 4

Good coffee, nice atmosphere and great prices. The owner and staff are all extremely pleasant. I was so pleased to find a decent new coffee shop in the area where I could sit down and get some work done and enjoy a good cup of coffee without having to refinance my home (looking at you, Cocoa Cinnamon). The only gripe I have is that it closes too early at 5pm. Even two more hours (until 7pm) would make a world of difference to us folks who aren't free until late afternoon/evening.

Photo of Tracy Robinson Tracy Robinson
Mar 23, 2019 4

Great place! Only reason I gave 4 & not 5 stars is b/c of limited menu selection of side items at this time. Food was great tho👍 certainly a do-over

Photo of Melissa Zurita Melissa Zurita
Feb 8, 2019 5

This place is amazing! I only had their smoothies which was good but could’ve been better. I did some work here on my laptop and have different sitting options. The inside looks modern. Will come here more often!

Photo of Leanne Henry Leanne Henry
Apr 26, 2022 5

Without this place, I’d be asleep. But for real, I love Foster St.! I don’t really ever stay here and sip coffee, because my dog is usually with me, but the ambiance is very calming and the employees are always very nice! PS there’s some bistro outdoor seating if you do have your doggo with you 😁

Photo of Customer Support Customer Support
May 14, 2022 5

Always my go to spot when I want a light breakfast and good coffee while I telework. Superb service too.

Photo of Xia Meng Howey Xia Meng Howey
Feb 15, 2022 3

Nice atmosphere but they only have to-go cups even if you’re eating in which seems extremely wasteful

Photo of Makayla Syrstad Makayla Syrstad
Jun 3, 2022 5

Great coffee shop! Super cute atmosphere and dog friendly inside! They have treats inside for the pups and let them cool off while you enjoy your morning coffee. Very friendly staff too! My dog and I loved this coffee shop and it is now our favorite cafe!

Photo of Melissa Urch Melissa Urch
Jun 17, 2022 5

Hands down the best coffee shop in Durham!! I've tried other shops since I moved here and Foster Street is the best in my opinion. I went tonight with my husband and I got the Blackberry Mocha. It was delicious and exactly what I needed tonight. I love how they have a lot of room to relax, work and enjoy your coffee. It is a beautiful shop and in the perfect location. Definitely check it out!

Photo of Mumtahena Hannan Mumtahena Hannan
Jun 10, 2022 5

Awesome spot for enjoying a slow morning and getting some work or reading done. Coffee was awesome! The staff were so friendly and had a great playlist going, and the space itself is beautiful.