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Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Biergarten

4.6

2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 401-2600
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Photo of Samantha Chang (Sam) Samantha Chang (Sam)
Nov 3, 2022 5

I loved this place! The ambience was so lovely at night, especially on a fall evening. You order at the window and take a seat for yourself, and the options for dinner were amazing. I believe they do have gluten free options for those that need it! I got the schweine snitzel with vegetable soup and it really hit the spot! We also ordered an appetizer of various french, swiss, and Spanish cheese (which came with nuts and dried fruit). The cheeses were so good, will def come here for brunch sometime to try their pastries and cake items :))

Photo of Robert Bourgeois Robert Bourgeois
Aug 31, 2022 5

Having been married in Germany, we felt Guglhupf was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious, there were excellent German beers on the menu, and the atmosphere eating on the patio was fabulous. Food was delivered to the table quickly and the staff were polite and helpful. Prices weren't too bad either. Great Durham staple!

Photo of Brian Gardner Brian Gardner
Aug 14, 2022 5

Went to Guglhupf as a party of four for a weekend lunch. Easy parking. Menu has good variety. Queued up to order at the window, found a table, got our food. Didn't sample the beer this visit. Salad and sandwiches were great. We liked the atmosphere, though ymmv, and look forward to going back for beer next time.

Photo of Darkeiko Darkeiko
Jul 31, 2022 3

First time goer. The atmosphere was nice. Not much of a fan of getting up to get my own utensils, water, to-go box, etc, nor waiting on line every time I have to order something and being asked if I want to tip. I get what they're trying to do, but pandemic aside, it doesn't make what has to be done any less annoying. Felt like being at an amusement park waiting for a rollercoaster. Food was okay for the price that needs to be paid, but honestly, it could have been better or a little more. Bakery goods were very good, though. All in all, good but could be better. Word of advice: don't go with a lot of people unless you all know what you want ahead of time to avoid standing on line multiple times to order if you forget something.

Photo of Tori Barker Tori Barker
Jul 8, 2022 5

What a wonderful gem! The food was incredible, the decor is beautiful, and the service was great. I highly recommend checking this Bakery and Cafe out! They have many options on their menu. I also love a vegetarian friendly place!

Photo of Jason B Jason B
Jun 29, 2022 5

Splendid setting, great food and good beer. Sitting in the Biergarten is a lovely experience and everything about the experience seems to complement the other parts. Peaceful, yummy, and very enjoyable. I presume that liking German food is a prerequisite to a full 5 star experience, but even if you are unsure, you won’t be disappointed by enjoying biers in the garden.

Photo of Torrey Jackson Torrey Jackson
Jun 25, 2022 5

We visited to experience the German dinner menu and Biergarten. This is one of very few places that offered German beer offerings, which, is significant in itself. German beer is the king. They serve in a Biergarten tradition… order at the window style which is great, but, they could use an additional beer service window for that vibe. (Which I believe they are going more for the restaurant vibe than Biergarten so that’s kind of a 🤷‍♀️) The food was good! The portions on the brotzeit were generous and tasty. The schnitzel was nice and crispy, however, the mushroom gravy lacked complexity and flavor. Would happily visit again!

Photo of Michael Theroux Michael Theroux
Jun 23, 2022 4

Having lived in 🇩🇪this establishment took me back! From the bakery, Biergarten, and restaurant it was very enjoying! The Schnitzel tasted just like I remember it, tender and juicy with a perfect breading. The Flammkucken was delicious too, the only difference here was the thickness of the bread. I recall it thinner and crispy. Nonetheless still very 😋 When you need a 🇩🇪 pick me up, pick Guglhupf! Tschüss

Photo of Jessie Garcia Jessie Garcia
Jun 4, 2022 5

The fish sandwich was delicious. It was pan seared salmon which was so juicy. The atmosphere is also so cute and it would be a great brunch or lunch spot with friends. I like to take my friends from NY here. Don’t forget to stop inside their bakery shop either!

Photo of Katie Cao Katie Cao
May 28, 2022 5

Our wedding cake came from Guglhupf and we could not be happier with how delicious and beautiful it was! The tasting was yummy and straightforward, and it was great working with the head baker to finalize delivery times/design. We also love all of their pastries. We ordered online a box of pastries for our bridal party and parents to munch on while we got ready the day of the wedding. We have always and will continue to go to Guglhupf for all of our pastry cravings. We highly recommend Guglhupf for all of the yummy foods and pastries and wedding cake!

Photo of Nare Ghaltakhchyan Nare Ghaltakhchyan
May 1, 2022 5

I love this place, both for lunch/brunch and for coffee. The atmosphere is wonderful, I love the inside for working while having some coffee and the outside if I am there with a group of friends and the weather is nice. Their bakery items are so unique, especially the cheese danish is to die for. They have really good quality espresso drinks as well which is surprising considering they are specializing in so many other things. I love their almond-orange blossom syrup in my latter and their new raspberry dulce drink. Their eggs benedict are really good as well. Most importantly, prices are quite reasonable. This place is a must-try!!

Photo of Leanne Henry Leanne Henry
Mar 9, 2022 5

It’s always worth the wait. Better to park in a neighborhood behind the restaurant instead of the parking lot. It gets crowded. Food and service are both great!

Photo of James Hobbs James Hobbs
Mar 5, 2022 5

Really nice atmosphere here, wish they were open later. We came kind of late, but they had amazing beer and really good food. Wasn’t too expensive either

Photo of Larry Engleman Larry Engleman
Feb 24, 2022 5

2022 update: widely spaced seats inside due to COVID, but it's still quite nice. Now you order at a window and they bring the food to you. Heated outside seating as well. The food was fantastic. We are both vegetarian, and we're able to share four different small plates. The inside is very well laid out. It's a lot bigger than it looks from the outside.

Photo of Cindy G Cindy G
Jan 20, 2022 5

I almost don’t want to write this review because it would get busier, but it is definitely well earned. The ambiance is great, the food is fantastic, and the bakery offers a wide variety of delicious treats and my favorite beers. If we lived closer we’d come here regularly but it’s worth the trek. We stopped for brunch which was only outdoor seating but they had heaters in the patio which made it comfortable. I do recommend checking how busy they are here on google first before going. When it’s busy parking is tricky and there can be a long wait.

Photo of John J Mathis John J Mathis
Jan 5, 2022 5

Arrived at 10:30 for an 11:30 meeting. Had never been there for Sunday brunch but knew there would be waiting. I waited about 5 minutes for any parking space to become available and then 20 minutes in line. Covid precautions are in place with masked staff and quick table turnover.Omelet, cider, and sausage took 20 minutes. Since I was anticipating a wait, there was no disappointment. About 60% of the outside seating was used and everyone seemed to enjoy the brisk but sunny weather. The sound of the water feature was soothing as well.BTW - The food was absolutely delicious.