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Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Biergarten


2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 401-2600
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Photo of Wes Bolton Wes Bolton
Nov 7, 2019 5

Guglhupf is just one of those special places where the everything you could order is delicious. I love taking my family to meet up for brunch or lunch. The food is all special, and the bakery is out of this world. The coffee is top notch and sitting out on the patio is perfect in decent weather. Despite being super popular we always manage to find a table. Sometimes it's loud inside, but that's rare. I love the Eggs Benedict, chocolate baked goods, and the bratwurst is always great quality. I find the service is good despite being a counter style, and although the line is long sometimes, it's because they treat you like you're the only one there when you're at the counter. I'd eat here every Saturday if I could afford it.

Photo of Eddie Henderson Eddie Henderson
Oct 30, 2019 5

We got our wedding cake from Guglhupf and everything went great. There was great communication from the initial tasting up and until the wedding day. The cake was amazing too and everyone loved it. Thank you so much for making our special day so perfect!

Photo of Jim Reed Jim Reed
Nov 29, 2019 5

Dude... So good. Going back for sure. There were 6 of us. Everyone was sampling each other's plates. Not one bad bite in the bunch. Beer was phenomenal as well. We also got six different desserts. There were favorites, but all were fantastic.

Photo of Mark Joseph Mark Joseph
Dec 24, 2019 5

So much to love about this place. The bakery offers an extraordinary variety of pastries and breads. German focus as the name implies, but many options. The cafe has a nice warm vibe tables of various sizes spread over two floors. Outdoor seating is plentiful, some covered and heated, they even have water features

Photo of Doug Cash Doug Cash
Jan 14, 2020 4

Really interesting place. I would recommend that if you have the chance, you should try this place. I had the pancakes...they were very good. My wife had the bacon, egg, and cheese croissant. She said it was the best one she'd ever had. They ran out of coffee and it took them forever to replace it...that's the only reason I didn't give them 5 stars.

Photo of Connor Puckett Connor Puckett
Jan 27, 2020 5

Spectacular. My wife and I just recently moved to Durham and Guglhupf has quirky become one of our favorite places! The pastries and beautiful and equally delicious, their coffee is great, and the environment is tantalizing. The atmosphere makes it easy to feel like you can step away from the day-to-day chaos for a bit. You better check it out if you're here!

Photo of Thomas Pangborn Thomas Pangborn
Feb 16, 2020 5

Looking for a hidden gem in Durham which features food for the vegetarian and the meat lovers, than Guglhupf is a great place to start. The food is fresh and service is quick. You may circle the restaurant a few times to find a parking space, as that's limited. There are several choices for seating and the menu is quite extensive featuring a morning/lunch time menu and them switching up at 3:00 for there dinner service. Enjoy the time with your spouse or family. You won't be disappointed.

Photo of Alexis Blum Alexis Blum
Feb 15, 2020 5

This place is just the cutest! Parking is a little bit of a nightmare because it is small and always crowded, but worth it. The coffee is delicious and the bakery has so many delicious pastries, like croissants and danishes, and fresh bread (can't beat the smell of freshly baked bread). Perfect for breakfast, lunch or brunch! (I haven't been for dinner ...yet). The outside patio is too cute, with lots and plants, even if it's chilly out because they have heaters and blankets:)

Photo of Brittany Goff Mosesso Brittany Goff Mosesso
Mar 17, 2020 5

Love the space (indoor & outdoor!) and love the drink menu and meat/cheese board (very generous portion!). Great for dinner or even a mid-afternoon snack/drink outing. Bakery is incredible, too.

Photo of Jesse Locklear Jesse Locklear
Jun 30, 2020 4

Thank you for all the outdoor seating availability. It did feel short staffed and no napkins were served with our drinks. The food was yummy and we were thankful to be able to eat outside at the restaurant.

Photo of Brianna Milot Brianna Milot
Jun 21, 2020 5

Such good food in a beautiful atmosphere. They had great vegan, vegetarian, and standard options. I got the avocado poblano panini and it was delicious. This is a great brunch/hangout spot.

Photo of Ayreka Plowden Ayreka Plowden
Jul 12, 2020 5

The food was magnificent.... atmosphere was so calm and relaxing.... I'm finding all these beautiful spots to bring my husband for a husband wife getaway. It's also next to my new favorite place (Rare Eath Beads). I was a little taken aback by being outside because I dont like the heat but where I sat at once I settled in I was hit with a breeze. Only thing that sucked for me on a personal level was I unfortunately had to bug the nice waiter for a different chair because I have large hips and they were not fitting in the chairs they had. But over all my experience was great! Definitely coming back!

Photo of Caroline Keizer Caroline Keizer
Jul 24, 2020 5

They've set it up nicely to deal with the current situation. I felt very confident about having an outing there. And, of course, the food was as yummy as ever

Photo of Brandon Bjornson Brandon Bjornson
Jul 16, 2020 5

Nice place to grab a bite to eat. A lot of outdoor seating. Reasonably priced brunch menu, I had the farmer’s omelet, it was delicious, will definitely go again.

Photo of Vanja Raduka Vanja Raduka
Jul 19, 2020 4

Nice spot for brunch. Food is fresh and tasty. The place has a nice patio area and plenty of parking.

Photo of Ray Hernandez Ray Hernandez
Aug 5, 2020 5

Guglhupf did expand their outdoor seating area to allow for social distancing and added a window for outdoor ordering Very nice job with additional sun sails and planters in the expanded seating area. One of the few places I feel comfortable eating out at these days. Highly recommend

Photo of Alan Perlman Alan Perlman
Aug 6, 2020 5

I love your outdoor dining area and I’m glad they are able to reopen in a socially distant way. All of their food is terrific.

Photo of Jennifer DePrima Jennifer DePrima
Aug 7, 2020 5

Guglhupf has maintained their high standard of service and cuisine with the highest standard of social distance and hygiene in town. If you need to get out, you can’t do better than their beautiful fresh food on their spacious patio.

Photo of Blaine Ashby Blaine Ashby
Aug 19, 2020 5

Guglhupf did expand their outdoor seating area to allow for social distancing and added a window for outdoor ordering Very nice job with additional sun sails and planters in the expanded seating area. One of the few places I feel comfortable eating out at these days. Food choices are somewhat limited but still tasting as great as before COVID.

Photo of Cathy Murphy Cathy Murphy
Aug 30, 2020 5

We had brunch on their patio with umbrella tables. Very good food, fun upcycled artwork to look at and a very tasty bakery on-site! Servers were masked & gloved. Felt safe.

Photo of Wesley Hayward Wesley Hayward
Sep 5, 2020 3

Great place to meet your parents and/or someone you don’t want to split the bill with. Same volume/price/taste ratio as Foster’s. About average to below average.

Photo of Vishwanath Math Vishwanath Math
Aug 29, 2020 5

Nice outdoor seating. Have the awesome vegan burger at the cafe, and creme puff at the bakery.

Photo of Kendall Totten Kendall Totten
Sep 12, 2020 5

We love this place! We were in Durham for a week and came here 3 times. :) The schnitzel bis fantastic, as is the Guglhupf chocolate cake. Charming outdoor seating which is dog friendly too.

Photo of Dan Selleck Dan Selleck
Sep 15, 2020 5

The best croissants I have ever had anywhere. Addictive. Pricey but worth every penny.

Photo of Adam Shoe Adam Shoe
Sep 20, 2020 5

Authentic German food and atmosphere.

Photo of Ahmed Abdulmajeed Ahmed Abdulmajeed
Oct 3, 2020 5

Great stop between Charlotte and Virginia. I had delicious omelette and Tofu stir fry. Their coffee is delicious. The staff are friendly and helpful. Open patio seating and COVID appropriate

Photo of Bonnie Batterson Bonnie Batterson
Oct 8, 2020 5

They have a full bar of drinks and craft beers. We enjoyed the some of their egg dishes which all came with a chunk of a tasty baguette and a fruit cup. We made sure to visit the bakery after we finished and took home some fresh baked goodies like crusty rolls, butter cookies, and macaroons.

Photo of David Schwager David Schwager
Oct 3, 2020 5

My wife and I like to go exploring for new food adventures on Saturday’s. Guglhupf was chosen because of how they were handling COVID-19. We were told they were not using only disposable and you could eat at the restaurant with current regulations. What an awesome atmosphere even with the COVID-19 rules in place. Guglhupf was a beautiful morning escape to a new place. Guglhupf’s staff was friendly and customer oriented. We couldn’t have choosen a better place for a food adventure. Excellent food and great service.

Photo of Ginni Choquette Ginni Choquette
Oct 6, 2020 5

This place has wonderful ambiance with outdoor seating surrounded by metal sculptures of livestock. The food has a unique German country flavor. Definitely worth the wait!

Photo of Hannah Hannah
Oct 11, 2020 4

Came here for Sunday Brunch around 12. They were out of 3 of the things we wanted to order (breakfast croissant, pumpkin cheese danish, & vegan chocolate chip cookie) hence removal of star. Was relatively quick. Decent food & Great environment!

Photo of Venus rain (Venusrain369/Divination) Venus rain (Venusrain369/Divination)
Sep 18, 2020 4

Beautiful water features, great lattes.Plants, outdoor seating and Bathrooms.

Photo of Erik Newby Erik Newby
Sep 9, 2019 5

Beautiful spot with a nice bakery and coffee shop. Reminds me of my time in Europe. Upon arrival, you walk down a staircase with an outdoor water feature to your left with lots of covered outdoor seating. The interior has a unique layout with a very tall ceiling and whimsical artistic chandeliers. I had a cappuccino which was well prepared. Definitely want to come back and try their bread next.

Photo of Ethan Marrow Ethan Marrow
Oct 19, 2019 5

This is hands down one of my favorite lunch spots in Durham! They have one of the nicest patios I've ever seen, complete with wood deck, plants, water features, and comfy furniture. The food is amazing and reminiscent of traditional German food but with a southern twist! They have great cold brew coffee and their late night beer selection is one of the best in town!

Photo of Jenny Baas Jenny Baas
Oct 8, 2019 5

The food was fine but I really didn't like the set up. You get in a long line to place your order at the register. Then you find a seat somewhere. Then they bring you your food. I guess it was supposed to be a take out place? It got kinda hectic looking for a place to sit. There's an upstairs, inside and outside seating.

Photo of Hans Rumble Hans Rumble
Sep 11, 2019 5

Walking in and getting a seat was very easy. I sat upstairs on a pretty hot summer day and upstairs was noticeably hotter than where we walked in. There were ceiling fans spinning, but heat always just rises. This is the only negative item I've ever encountered here among several visits. That tells me that the food is THAT good to keep coming back! Not only that, I come back with new people!

Photo of Quinton O'Connor Quinton O'Connor
Oct 14, 2019 5

It's pricey but it's worth it. The lunch fare is bested only by the dinner fare. Splurge on the schnitzel and your taste buds won't regret it. (Your waistline might. But shh.) Guglhupf's baked goods are second to none in the Durham area and their variety of cheeses are not to be missed. A friend of mine just turned a year older and there was no questioning it -- we picked up desserts from Guglhupf without a second thought. Check it out sometime. But bring some real cash when you do.

Photo of Areej Abdulwahab Areej Abdulwahab
Aug 19, 2019 4

This place has a good bakeries. The services are always nice and super friendly. I usually go here for breakfast and to crowded especially in the weekend. And sometime I come for coffee and desert or lunch. My favorite dish is the pancakes. Highly recommended.

Photo of John Fortini John Fortini
Jun 6, 2019 5

Excellent food and really extensive grog list! Had the schnitzel which was awesome. Highly recommend checking this place out if in the area! They have a great bakery as well. Indoor and outdoor seating areas. We sat upstairs, but any place to sit has a great atmosphere.

Photo of Caroline B Caroline B
May 1, 2019 4

This is an adorable cafe. The outdoor seating is magical, with lots of plants catching the light, fountains, and German decorations. I adore this place!! The bakery, which you can buy at and then bring your treat to the tables to eat, has delicious muffins. The only bad thing is that occasionally they are open but don't have any menu open at that time, like around 5pm, and you can only get a limited choice of items like cheese platters.

Photo of Mikayla Myers Mikayla Myers
May 25, 2019 5

1st time trying German food and this was DELICIOUS. Had dinner here and the service was exceptional, very attentive staff + our waiter and it seemed like a team effort was given by all staff to support every table. Looking forward to coming back and trying breakfast, brunch and lunch and desserts! The inside and outside is GORGEOUS, cocktails and cider were superb!

Photo of K Birk K Birk
Apr 14, 2019 5

Went here for brunch. Great food. Everything was very fresh and tasty. The staff was very nice and friendly. Bloody Mary was very good, definitely use fresh horseradish which I love! They also had a great selection of pastries that were fantastic! Definitely will be coming back here again in the future.

Photo of Nikki Nikki
Jun 3, 2019 5

Simon was a huge help & Ki was a great cashier for a large order. This place is full of kind staff and customers. I had a great time with my big family from Atlanta and the food was so fresh and eclectic for choices. Will go again!

Photo of Dhaval Dedhia Dhaval Dedhia
Jul 5, 2019 5

An amazing German cafe. They've got some vegan options too. The ambience is great. The staff is amazing. There was a mix up with our order and the staff readily exchanged it. Do try the special German deserts. They have a great variety of drinks too. Both alcoholic and non alcoholic. Also, I'd recommend taking the Vietnamese cold coffee. Would definitely visit again if I'm in Durham.

Photo of Gemmamiah201 Gemmamiah201
Jul 7, 2019 5

A wonderful setting and really good coffee and pastries. the breakfast is also very good. I would advise trying baked goods from the bakery. The only issue is the parking on the weekends.

Photo of Erica E Erica E
Jun 19, 2019 5

Adorable cafe/brunch spot. There are many beautiful windows with natural light, fun artistic pieces to check out inside and delicious vegetarian options! I loved having brunch with a friend here and will definitely be back.