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Joe Van Gogh Durham

4.4

1104 Broad St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-4800
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Photo of William Baldwin William Baldwin
Dec 17, 2021 4

1st time trying here. Really good coffee. We'll be back.

Photo of John John
Aug 15, 2021 4

Cold brew a bit too diluted for my taste but they are a pretty great joint

Photo of Cami Lattner Cami Lattner
Feb 8, 2022 3

Coffee is just okay. Inside is cute. Bean Traders is better.

Photo of Clayton Summitt Clayton Summitt
Oct 5, 2021 4

The espresso is ok, kind of one dimensional, but the paper cup could be a contributing factor. The cold brew is fantastic. Not sure what to think of beans. I have a bag sitting on my counter, no roasted on date, just a best by date (which is months out), I should have paid attention. Coffee is best a week after roasting, it loses flavor the longer it sits. Fingers crossed they roasted the beans last Thursday. Edit: the roaster got back to me so I increased it from 3 to 4 stars. Best by date is 90 days from roast date. My first attempt using their brand wasn't bad... Still need to dial in temp and grind size to get the bright notes I desire in a shot of espresso. Good chocolate hints and not over roasted. The team that works here is great, and the location is lovely. Definitely like their patio seating.

Photo of Will Herbst Will Herbst
Jan 2, 2022 4

Nice outside patio on broad street. The road is a little too busy to be totally at ease. There are no tables inside and no outlets outside so i cannot recommend this as a place to work. They roast their own beans and coffee is quite good. a large selection of both pastries and sandwiches i think. I ordered a savory tart for 2.75 and it was absolutely delicious. They make all their pastries which is a huge plus

Photo of Jenna Riley Jenna Riley
Aug 11, 2020 3

The attitude here is pretty bad. I get that COVID is making things hard, I really do care, I just can't see being rude to customers during this time. They made my order wrong and were very bothered by having me ask for it to be remade after they tried to argue that it was fine as it was. I paid for a 20oz drink with an extra double shot added, and got a 16oz. How are you going to argue that the extra shots are in there when I paid almost $7 for a 20oz drink? It's my partner's birthday and I thought a nice coffee was in order. Let me suggest that you change the attitude or the counter help to accommodate paying customers who meant no ill will, just wanted coffee. That breakfast burrito I got was burnt and bland, bland, bland. Not sure what advice there is here. Maybe just missed opportunities. I loved the location near the Co-Op, such a disappointment that this location is the next closest. The coffees today weren't very good even when they were remade/mine was right the first time but not good. I was a barista for a long time, so you can save the eye roll and dismissive attitude, which you couldn't spare me this morning. I'm sad to say that we might not be back if our next experience is similar to today's.

Photo of Drue Eberhart Drue Eberhart
Mar 22, 2022 5

Good prices, creative drinks and frequent drink specials. It is a small location so small tables make sense. The internet is quick and easy. They have very delicious fresh baked goods and breakfast sandwiches from local bakeries and their own kitchens. They also offer plenty of variety of alternatives to plain drip coffee and espresso. Their beans in both quality and variety are some of the absolute best. My favorite place to go to work in Durham!

Photo of Yash Bangera Yash Bangera
Nov 22, 2020 5

Staff is extremely nice and make perfect drinks! It's going to be my go-to for coffee in Durham for a long long time.

Photo of Jenna Riley Jenna Riley
Aug 11, 2020 3

The attitude here is pretty bad. I get that COVID is making things hard, I really do care, I just can't see being rude to customers during this time. They made my order wrong and were very bothered by having me ask for it to be remade after they tried to argue that it was fine as it was. I paid for a 20oz drink with an extra double shot added, and got a 16oz. How are you going to argue that the extra shots are in there when I paid almost $7 for a 20oz drink? It's my partner's birthday and I thought a nice coffee was in order. Let me suggest that you change the attitude or the counter help to accommodate paying customers who meant no ill will, just wanted coffee. That breakfast burrito I got was burnt and bland, bland, bland. Not sure what advice there is here. Maybe just missed opportunities. I loved the location near the Co-Op, such a disappointment that this location is the next closest. The coffees today weren't very good even when they were remade/mine was right the first time but not good. I was a barista for a long time, so you can save the eye roll and dismissive attitude, which you couldn't spare me this morning. I'm sad to say that we might not be back if our next experience is similar to today's.

Photo of 林培源 林培源
Aug 13, 2018 5

I noticed that the Joe Van Gogh coffee shop on Duke Campus was closed in this summer,but how lucky is that we still have the other one located in Downtown Durham.I love the the red brick-building style,which make it seems has a long history.What's more,the soy latte is always my favorite coffee.

Photo of Rob Owen Rob Owen
Mar 2, 2019 5

Coffee (also by the pound), Wi-Fi, locopops, atmosphere, awesome staff... priceless. Twice a day.

Photo of Ana Caldera Ana Caldera
Feb 28, 2020 4

I went adventuring with my lil' one. We stopped in on a chilly Friday morning, when school was cancelled. We got a big ole' sugar cookie for him. I already had my coffee in hand, but the coffee smells when I walked in were heavenly. I'll definitely be back soon!

Photo of Kat T Kat T
Feb 1, 2020 3

Cool artwork, but they were out of a few things. The espresso I was served sat too long before it was put into my cup and it didn't taste good.

Photo of Tim Woody Tim Woody
Feb 12, 2020 4

My favorite coffee shop in Durham. They serve the same beans as my favorite coffee shop in Hillsborough, NC Cup Of Joe. The beans are locally roasted so are always fresh. On street parking makes this a great place to stop and grab a quick cup before work. Lots of seating makes this a great spot to meet friend for coffee and they also serve some fresh baked pastries. Lots of great local artist have their work on display and for sale.

Photo of Emmily Mobley Emmily Mobley
Jan 13, 2020 5

This is a great place to grab a coffee! If you need to work then there is a more quiet space on the platform with room for about 8 people. It has plenty of electric outlets as well. The outside space is the perfect spot to sip your espresso and people watch.

Photo of Don DeShazo Don DeShazo
Oct 31, 2019 5

Great Coffee, great atmosphere, and great Baristas. I suggest you try it for yourself, you will enjoy it.

Photo of Mark Peoples Mark Peoples
Nov 9, 2019 5

So far I haven't tasted a better cup of coffee anywhere. If you are truly a coffee connoisseur you'll be the type of person who likes to pick out subtle hints of chocolate, blueberries, honey and more.

Photo of Michael Fogle Michael Fogle
Oct 26, 2019 5

Coffee excellent. Staff friendly. Van Gogh breakfast sandwich delicious. Indoor and outdoor seating. Dog friendly - noticed several water bowls outside.

Photo of Kerem Yildirim Kerem Yildirim
Aug 10, 2019 5

Great place to work and have a good cup of coffee.

Photo of Warren Smith Warren Smith
Aug 16, 2019 4

Just got a small cup of coffee here but it was fine.

Photo of Daniel Lugo Daniel Lugo
Sep 18, 2019 5

Had a fantastic Americano here. Very smooth, not a strong caffiene flavor. Place is very clean and charming as well.

Photo of Loren Tatum Loren Tatum
May 5, 2019 4

Coffee was good and customizable. Had a lavender latte that was pretty tasty. The chai I got wasn't very spiced but still tasted ok.

Photo of Rosa Castro Rosa Castro
Mar 25, 2019 5

Good coffee and delicious pastries. They even have a little toaster oven so you can warm up your pastries.

Photo of Rahshea Cardiff Rahshea Cardiff
Mar 18, 2019 4

I enjoyed my visit here! I consider myself somewhat of a coffee shop expert, and visit local and unique ones wherever I travel to! The menu selection is not necessarily unique, more your typical run of the mill mochas, iced coffee, coffee etc, but the iced coffee was smooth and delicious, and I bought a bag of beans to take home, and I do recommend their coffee! There was a small pastry selection. Overall, I would say the experience will exceed a Starbucks, and you will enjoy it, but it isnt the most unique or exceptional coffee shop I have visited. They do have an excellent selection of whole beans to buy!

Photo of Ken Ray Ken Ray
May 5, 2019 5

Joe Van Gogh is the ideal of a neighborhood coffee shop. There are no platoons of beige pant wearing uniformed servers rushing to complete your order. The people that you see behind the counter are just that - your neighbors. inside you will find delicious coffee, free books, posters from local bands and business cards from local gig seekers. if this environment isn't your style, there is a Starbucks inside the Harris teeter just down the street. Go there. if you are laid-back, inclusive, and just enjoy a really good cup of coffee, and you don't see a seat ...ask me and I'll move my stuff over so you can sit down.

Photo of Oyuki Allen Oyuki Allen
Jul 22, 2022 4

Ordered a 12oz Latte with oatmilk and chocolate flavor, pretty tasty 😋 Parking is on the street in front of the building. The atmosphere of this coffee shop is very peaceful and I loved that their patio is spacious and with shade right at the entrance. The inside is somewhat small. The staff are very lively, sweet and professional. I'd definitely come back to study or hang out at the front and try out their pastries. Only bummer is they don't provide wifi

Photo of Hannah Thompson Hannah Thompson
Aug 15, 2022 5

Amazing food and coffee. Service was very friendly and the place was packed. Mask required while in line. You will love eating here! The coffee is crazy good!

Photo of John John
Aug 29, 2022 5

Cold brew a bit too diluted for my taste but they are a pretty great joint. Awesome food and coffee

Photo of A H A H
Sep 3, 2022 5

Fav coffee in town! Love their coffee. Haven’t explore their menu much because I normally just order latte every time, which is very nice. Also I like how I can place order online easily so no waiting is needed. Besides coffee, the savory tart is also very yum, highly recommend.😋

Photo of Danielle DuCré Danielle DuCré
Apr 23, 2021 4

Second time visiting this coffee chain, first time at this location. Ordered inside and waited a bit (they may have missed me in queue, but were super friendly and attentive when they noticed). It was a sunny day, so not an unpleasant wait at least. This rose and cardamon oat milk latte is crazy good, but didn’t hit me like my first visit. Will certainly try again as this location is closer to Elevation Church Durham than Woodcroft. Free street parking right out front. Wasn’t busy this Sunday and I was able to park easily. visited 3/7/21