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Foster Street Coffee


530 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 797-9555
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Photo of Briana Nicole Briana Nicole
May 11, 2023 5

Fosters Coffee ☕️ is the bomb! I use to think another spot was better but their service sucks at the main location so I started going to Fosters. Recently I’ve been trying all of their board suggested coffees like a Strawberry Latte that benefited a local school! I add an extra shot of espresso, Oak Milk and it was magical!!! Like who knew Strawberries 🍓 & Coffee would pair so well. So good I barely made it to the car and it was gone. I also tired their Cold Brew with Lavender syrup and that was yummy too. My go to is a Chai Tea Latte with 2 shots of espresso or a Mocha Latte w/ extra shot and Vanilla. Everything I’ve had there is good 😊 the only thing I dislike about this place is there is NEVER anywhere to just enjoy your coffee. There are WAY TO MANY PEOPLE using the place as their home office. I wish they’d limit the time you can work in the space. Because it’s decorated so nice and creative with the coffee photos (my favorite by far is the Jude & Ewan in the bathroom.) It’s so hard to find a coffee spot that is real coffee house style that promotes moments to enjoy the coffee with friends or relax. But the coffee is a MUST!

Photo of John Price John Price
Apr 12, 2023 5

Multiple visits, first review. Good experience each time. I've never partaken in food items, only coffee of one sort or another. I think this trip was a specialty mocha latte of some sort, maybe the Nutella latte. Just the right level of sweet since I've started using the French press more at home. Cool pics on the walls with all sort of famous peeps holding a coffee cup, although this time they had someone's face taped over all the others. Not sure what that was about, but amusing nonetheless. There's a good amount of tables and other chairs as well as a meeting/conference area with vid capabilities that I assume can be reserved. Cool feature. The bariatas are pretty fast. Before I get back to the counter, they're handing me my drink wherever I stand/sit.

Photo of Laurie Whitnack Laurie Whitnack
Mar 8, 2023 5

I loved Foster Street Coffee because of it's friendly staff and delicious smooth vanilla latte. It is bright and airy with lots of seating options. It is a great place to work, study or hang out. It was packed with Duke Students the day I was there.

Photo of Grant Miller Grant Miller
Nov 23, 2022 5

Best coffee shop ever! Long overdue- almost don’t want to review it so more and more people don’t take it over, ha. The barista team are all the nicest ever and so personable. I’ve come here to work probably 100 times over the past year and a half, and it’s like a home away from home. Very spacious, great natural light, lots of tables (on rare occasions it is packed out, but there’s usually a spot or many especially on a regular weekday). Phenomenal cold brew which is my go-to, and the specialty drinks are great as well the few times we have gotten those. Oh and they allow dogs, the ultimate icing on the cake

Photo of Eric Lindsay Eric Lindsay
Oct 27, 2022 5

For starters, the coffee is fantastic and they often have seasonal drinks you can try! Great place to either meet with a friend, study, etc…very chill environment with Wi-Fi and several power outlets spread throughout so you aren’t scrambling to plug in your laptop! The location near Durham Food Hall and Central Park is very ideal.

Photo of Rania Hassan Rania Hassan
Oct 5, 2022 5

I love Foster Street Coffee, probably one of my top coffee shops in Durham. They have great drinks and the staff is always super friendly. The shop is usually pretty busy so it can be hard to actually sit here but when you can it has a great work or hang out vibe. It's also in a really nice part of downtown. Highly recommend!

Photo of David P David P
Sep 14, 2022 5

Some of the best espresso drinks I’ve had. It’s a regular staple for me at this point. The atmosphere is bright and easy to study in, the staff are friendly, and the drinks are always well made. Make sure to catch their weekly dad joke out front too! Update: I've been ordering their food recently too and really enjoy their light and tasty options. Refreshing food that doesn't weigh you down.

Photo of God1is1love God1is1love
Sep 13, 2022 4

I will state that I've only been here once. Coffee: 7/10 Wasn't the most amazing coffee I've had but it was very good. If I remember correctly I ordered an iced caramel mocha. I'm no coffee wiz so I'm not sure of all the different coffees or even what the names mean or anything but I will say it was good. Service: 8/10 The staff seemed very polite when I visited. And when I asked what the barista what she recommended she didn't give a generic answer but actually what she prefers (which is part of the reason I can't quite remember the name of what I ordered 😅) Wait time: 7/10 There was not a line when I came in but after they took my order it was probably about 5 minutes when I got my order and honestly it might not have even been that long. Cleanliness: 8/10 Everything was clean clean. I can't really find anything to complain about in this area. The bathrooms were cleaner than most bathrooms I've seen. However, for certain people I must say that the men's bathroom does use motion sensor for the sink so you'll have to touch the knob. I personally prefer this as 90% of sensor based sinks gives you cold water. Atmosphere: 7/10/unsure I did not stick around it was just a quick stop on my way home one day. However, there were people in there just chilling on their laptops and what-not. Something about it gave me more of a food court "vibe" rather than a coffee shop but I couldn't quite place my finger on it. However, that is not to say it was bad just not coffee-shop-like. Parking: 5/10 I know its just because of the area but I'm not a fan of any kind of parking that I have to pay for, let alone just to do a quick stop at a coffee shop. It is close to a college in Durham so there are parking meters everywhere. So you'll most likely have to parallel park and pay for parking. The short amount of time I was there I only paid $0.75 for parking. Price $2-$10 Depending on what you get it can change but as far as coffee goes it was probably one of the cheaper coffees I've paid for which was $4-ish.

Photo of David Evans David Evans
Jul 12, 2022 5

Nice little coffee shop with good coffee. Didn't stay, but lots of people where there studying as it was a nice quiet environment.

Photo of Melissa Wagner Melissa Wagner
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.