My wife and I went in for a nice coffee and a quick treat to go… we ordered a few drinks and a couple pastries each.
Monuts pulled us in by the cute architecture and restaurant layout, enticed us to try so many more things than planned by having so many unique treats, and ever since has been a constant on our favorite places to visit in Durham ever since.
Having Duke gardens near by really made for a wonderful experience.
If you’d like a fun and chill way to start your day I recommend grabbing some breaky from Monuts and taking it down the street to enjoy it.
Unless you have more self control and want to stay in Monuts. If we stayed we’d just keep trying more and more of their delicious food.
Thank you Monuts for a great atmosphere, delicious food, and wonderful staff. Of
Feb 17, 2023
I love this little cafe! The staff are very nice and welcoming. And there’s always plenty of seating.
The Apple cider donut is amazing as well as the chocolate & peanut butter latte. Honestly I don’t think you can go wrong with anything on the menu.
It’s a really nice place to read, study or just grab a bite with some friends.
Aug 2, 2022
The best bacon, egg, and cheese in Durham! They also make great coffees and donuts (specifically the coffee cake donut has been a must have for me whenever it’s available). Friendly staff and delicious food - I also love that they have a leftover pastry bag option to eliminate food waste! I definitely recommend ordering ahead - it can get a bit busy on the weekends so plan your brunch accordingly! It’s definitely worth any amount of wait though!
Jul 28, 2022
Sorry just not a fan. We were in town and staying nearby and looked this place up for a breakfast spot that is a few notches above eating at McDonald's, but not a formal sit down place. Didn't think it would kill 25 minutes on our schedule. We looked at the menu, got in the slow line to order, then received our coffee (but not the latte) and pastries a few minutes later then began waiting for the latte and breakfast sandwich. They were very polite and seemed to be working diligently but no orders were getting completed for interminable minutes. I had time to eat my pastry (cinnamuffin) and my son ate his blueberry muffin. Both solid, very nice. But the coffee. Ugh, weak. And I asked for light roast and they said this was medium roast! I think they underfilled the coffee grounds. The latte came out fast but the bagel breakfast sandwich was another 10 minutes. I'm sorry but I would go elsewhere next time.
Jul 10, 2022
Cute spot! Friendly service, food was good I had the bacon guacamole wrap. I bet the donut was amazing. I wouldn’t know bc my dog ate it 😒 I did get to try some of the whip cream before she got too it and it was good 😩.
Jun 22, 2022
Visited at noon and they were already out of yeast donuts. I got this coffee cake donut instead and was still super happy with it. Fresh, soft, and delicious! I asked about ordering a large number and they said the best way was to place an online order (that way they’ll hold your donuts so they don’t sell out).
Jun 8, 2022
Great latte and donuts! The caramel lemon donut was so good. I had the lox bagel which was delicious. It can be kind of hard to find a good bagel place in NC and this place is doing it right. The biscuits were also really nice and flaky.
May 1, 2022
Great experience! The service was quick and very efficient. The donuts were very fresh and soft. My son ordered a bagel sandwich and he really enjoyed it.
The one significant negative ( not being from the very local area), was that you could not dine in. They have seating but there was a sign on the door notifying incoming customers..
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Apr 18, 2022
I was visiting Durham and went to Monuts four times in one week…the food is interesting and flavorful! My favorite was the curry chicken sandwich on their seasonal menu. I also loved the Turkish egg sandwich. It’s easy to order online and pick up from a side door, too.
Apr 5, 2022
Lemon. Curd. Scone. It’s basically a dessert masked as a breakfast pastry and it’s truly amazing. Turkish breakfast sandwich was also delicious! They are not allowing you to eat inside but there are picnic tables at the school across the street.
Mar 25, 2022
Good donuts but the lines on the weekend of a little rough and the parking lot is small so oh end up parking on street parking. It's just a lot of effort for some donuts... even good ones.
Wish they had some vegan donuts as well. But, the vegan buffalo cauliflower sandwich is delicious! The bread on the sandwich with those huge chunks of salt on it is really good!!