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111 W Parrish St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 797-1254
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Photo of S A S A
Apr 1, 2022 5

Always super friendly. Always delicious. Croissants are amazing.

Photo of Jessica Saleeby Jessica Saleeby
Feb 4, 2022 5

BEST baguette in Durham! Perfect for spaghetti night or lunchtime sammies! Thank you Loaf!!

Photo of Matthew McNally Matthew McNally
Mar 1, 2022 5

Top notch bakery with great breads and sweet and savory pastries. The Nanaimo bars are excellent as are the twice baked croissants and the lunch flatbreads.

Photo of Coco Wander Coco Wander
Mar 4, 2022 5

Unless you want to be stuck eating the best pastries and croissants in durham don't come here. This is my favorite spot for something fun in these uncertain times. Always worth it.

Photo of Dustin Bowen Dustin Bowen
Jan 1, 2021 5

Loaf is a small, yet excellent bakery that has something for everyone. It cannot be understated how good everything looks! The warm aroma of freshly baked bread envelops you the moment you enter the shop. The employees were very friendly and helpful. If you're in the area, stop in and snag a loaf. You won't regret it.

Photo of Joe Gill Joe Gill
Nov 21, 2020 5

Great bread and great desserts. Try the Nanaimo bars!

Photo of Ashleigh Thomas Ashleigh Thomas
Nov 14, 2020 5

The pastries are refined and delicious. I've always found the bread to be a little underbaked for my taste, but I might just be a person who prefers well done bread.

Photo of Ivonna Dumanyan Ivonna Dumanyan
Aug 1, 2020 5

Loaf bakery is simply exceptional! They are a bit pricier than other local bakeries, but their breads are always perfect and the flavors, craftsmanship and attention to detail evident in their French pastries truly creates an *experience* worth enjoying! I can’t recommend loaf highly enough.

Photo of Felicia Perry Felicia Perry
Aug 13, 2020 5

Amazingly the best bakery in Durham, whether for sweet pastries, bread, or savory treats. You all will love this place for sure!!!

Photo of Ivonna Dumanyan Ivonna Dumanyan
Aug 1, 2020 5

Loaf bakery is simply exceptional! They are a bit pricier than other local bakeries, but their breads are always perfect and the flavors, craftsmanship and attention to detail evident in their French pastries truly creates an *experience* worth enjoying! I can’t recommend loaf highly enough.

Photo of Daniel Woldorff Daniel Woldorff
Jul 7, 2020 5

Wow, the potato leek flatbread was INCREDIBLE. I should have taken a picture for this review but I started eating it and forgot to because it was so good. Also, staff were super friendly and speedy. Will be going back

Photo of Deena Horowitz Deena Horowitz
May 21, 2020 5

Fabulous little bakery in downtown Durham! They have been great with flexing to the times and allow for easy ordering and curbside pickup. Every day they have flatbreads that can accommodate for vegans and carnivores alike. Their pastries/sweeter items are delicious and all worth trying.

Photo of Money Way Money Way
Mar 20, 2020 5

Great bakery bread is baked every morning. You can tell how fresh the bread is when you taste it.

Photo of Mary Turner Mary Turner
Sep 5, 2018 5

The best bakery around. Grab a delicious pastry & coffee and stroll around downtown.

Photo of Lee Esther Randle Lee Esther Randle
Mar 3, 2020 5

Warm family style staff. Great treats at sweet prices.

Photo of Gavin Young Gavin Young
Mar 4, 2020 5

I doubt the best time to to to Loaf is at 1 pm on a Saturday, but even so what we grabbed to nosh from the limited remaining selection was fully yummy. Now the true challenge is going to be making it from CH in time to sample the full counter's worth some morning.

Photo of Stephanie Artigues Stephanie Artigues
Feb 25, 2020 4

Cake was small for the price but tasted fine.

Photo of Alyson Newby Alyson Newby
Jan 15, 2020 5

Loaf is a small spot - a grab 'n go type of place. I've had every pain au chocolat in town and theirs is my favorite. Perhaps pricey but you get what you pay for. Every pastry I've tried here has been fantastic.

Photo of Dustin Klein Dustin Klein
Jan 16, 2020 5

Loaf serves up authentic French pastries and bread from an inauspicious location downtown Durham. Don’t miss this delightful bakery tucked away in the center of town. The service is outstanding and the food is genuinely divine. You’ll think you died and went to Paris.

Photo of Benjamin White Benjamin White
Jan 3, 2020 5

Simply the best bakery in Durham, whether for sweet pastries, bread, or savory treats.

Photo of Kirk Burthey Kirk Burthey
Nov 26, 2019 5

Sea salt brownie is delicious

Photo of Evangeline Ritch Evangeline Ritch
Nov 28, 2019 4

Good to place to buy baked goods.

Photo of John Kramer John Kramer
Nov 28, 2019 5

So wonderful. Amazing breads and pastries

Photo of Sherri Zoldos Sherri Zoldos
Jul 23, 2019 5

Nice variety of fresh baked goods.

Photo of Glyn Aiken Glyn Aiken
Aug 14, 2019 5

Great food made from scratch cooked in brick oven

Photo of Russell Townshend Russell Townshend
Feb 16, 2019 5

Excellent bakery serving yummy things like Canelé. If you don't know what this is, go and try it. It's French, that's all I'm saying.

Photo of Stijepe Gudac Stijepe Gudac
Jun 25, 2019 5

Delicious pastries and rotating variety of eclectic baked goods. Check out the cold case for a delicious cool pastry treat or pick up some fresh baked artisanal bread, just don't get all the rugelach before I get some!

Photo of Ana Duran Martinez Ana Duran Martinez
Oct 25, 2018 5

Super good! Both of their sweet and savory pastries are awesome! Not so cheap though, but I comprehend they take the time to make every single one of them so the price is reasonable. 🙂❤️🍪😍

Photo of Yeshanth Jayakumar Yeshanth Jayakumar
Jan 4, 2019 4

We didn't know what to expect from here. We were lucky enough to have few frequenters to suggest us some french pastries to take home. I don't remember what we ordered but I can recall it tasted great. I will definitely get some pastries to-go from here when I am in the vicinity. Parking can be a challenge but you would have to park in a parking garage nearby and it is not far away from there. I felt the staff was a bit snobbish and wasn't helpful in suggesting pastries to first timers like us.

Photo of Lenore Hill Lenore Hill
Dec 15, 2018 5

Loaf is one of the most wonderful destinations in existence. We are so lucky to have it in Durham. You cannot go wrong when you pick out a pastry or loaf of bread here. The flatbreads are the best lunch deal in town!

Photo of Julianna DeBacco Julianna DeBacco
Apr 13, 2019 5

This is the best bakery in downtown Durham. The heart behind the art shows in everything they put out from the delicious breads, to the decadent pastries.

Photo of Louis Costanzo Louis Costanzo
Jun 8, 2019 5

Beautiful artisan breads. Excellent coffee. Enjoy!

Photo of Nathan Krowitz Nathan Krowitz
Dec 29, 2021 5

Best baked goods I've had since returning from Paris.

Photo of 黃毓婷 黃毓婷
Jun 25, 2022 5

We're traveling in the Research Triangle cities from AL and came across Loaf while talking a walk in downtown. The bakery actually just closed for the day but when the owner saw us at the door, he came out to greet me and my husband, gave us 2 blueberry galettes for free and welcomed us back in the future. We were so appreciative of his kindness and the pasty was absolutely delicious. If you're ever in downtown Durham, this is the place to go!

Jun 18, 2022 3

I'm struggling to understand what others find even remotely special in this place. Mediocre stuff that need more seasoning. The bakery in itself is uninviting and lacking in all sorts of ways. I would sum up the entire experience as strange and an utter waste of time.

Photo of Mary Fletcher Bagwell Mary Fletcher Bagwell
Jul 23, 2022 5

Wow! We picked up cheese pepper bread, squash croissant, tomato tart, cinnamon bun, salted caramel bun, walnut maple bar....I'm blown away as we are eating them at home in southern VA. I think our favorite is the salted caramel bun. I've had pastries all over as I own a cafe.....this is the best I have had ...ever.

Photo of Nichol Tate Nichol Tate
Aug 1, 2022 5

Small but amazing. Must return on a non Saturday. I think my favorite thing was the cinnamon rolls. But we loved most of everything we got. And they things we didn't love, we still enjoyed.

Photo of Gilluindil (Gilluindil) Gilluindil (Gilluindil)
Aug 9, 2022 5

It is a nice, small bakery. I tried the butter croissant and the cinnamon roll. Both of them were really tasty, buttery and fresh.

Photo of Alphantina Hayes Alphantina Hayes
Aug 2, 2022 5

I love this bakery. Their selection is awesome. I didn’t take pictures this time. Everything is always fresh. The staff is friendly.

Photo of Chester Rougton Chester Rougton
Aug 30, 2022 5

Found this since it was so close to the hotel I was staying in. It’s super good. The coconut macaroon was super good and the fruit & nut scones had a nice sugary crust on them which made it super good as well. The black berry cream cheese danish was the perfect balance of sweet and buttery and I would highly recommend it. Overall, great place to get baked goodies.