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1002 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-2642
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Photo of Lucy Ruderman Lucy Ruderman
Apr 5, 2022 5

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.

Photo of Jane Gates Jane Gates
Nov 23, 2021 5

Excellent farm to table breakfast and lunch place with an abundant selection of baked goods. Organic, vegan, fussy meat eaters... something for everyone. Staff are fantastic.

Photo of Courtney Danser Courtney Danser
Feb 19, 2022 5

Probably my favorite breakfast place ever. I got a sandwich from Monuts almost weekly during the pandemic. They have the best biscuit sandwiches I've ever had. The employees are wonderful and I like supporting a company that pays a fair wage. Pre-pandemic, the lines would get pretty long on the weekends but I never had to problem finding a seat after ordering or grabbing a seat at the bar.

Photo of Meg Evan Meg Evan
Aug 18, 2021 5

Love this place! Their online ordering system has been really amazing during all of COVID. All their bakery items are excellent, and we look forward to the new donut flavors every month.

Photo of Aisha C Aisha C
Feb 23, 2022 4

So yummy!! First time ordering from Monuts and 9/10 would recommend! I only wish they would allow you to add turkey/chicken as an option for the make your own breakfast sandwiches ( for folks who don't eat bacon or sausages). Raspberry cheesecake donut is top tier!

Photo of James Goerke James Goerke
Mar 25, 2022 5

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!!

Photo of Kayla O'Neill Kayla O'Neill
Jan 24, 2021 5

I know people who travel from an hour away to come here. It’s just that good - the doughnut options are just the start! I like all their sweets, and their soup and fancy avocado toast, too!

Photo of Courtney Carson Courtney Carson
Jan 18, 2021 5

I'm a sandwich person and Monuts goes above and beyond frequently coming up with new killer sandwiches to put on their menu. I've heard from multiple people and also know due to firsthand experience that their scrambled eggs are the best in town. And if you weren't convinced already, they're prioritizing the safety of their staff during COVID by only offering takeout, so they're the best kind of people. Thank you to the owners and staff. We love you, Monuts!

Photo of Kelsey LeCrone Kelsey LeCrone
Jan 14, 2021 5

Excellent find! We are only in Durham for a quick visit and were extremely pleased with our breakfast. Well-made, delicious food! Definitely will eat here again next time we're in the area!

Photo of Al Al
Dec 30, 2020 5

we happened across this by accident (place we intended to go was "closed due to covid"...a quick "donut" search yielded Monuts, i found the name humorous so we continued there. the food/donuts were delicious, as were the drinks. thank you.

Photo of Wesley Hayward Wesley Hayward
Aug 25, 2020 3

Great/decent sandwiches. Volume/price not ideal.

Photo of Harrison Kelly Harrison Kelly
Nov 28, 2020 5

The best donuts in the area: interesting flavors, and heavy on taste, not just sugar. Great coffee and latte art as well. The food is pretty good, though some of it is pricey for what it is. I like their COVID-19 setup (pickup outdoors)... more than before the pandemic, actually. It was always too loud inside for us, and cramped even just to pick your order up.

Photo of Edward Fitts Edward Fitts
Dec 11, 2020 5

I've eaten here a few times now, I feel I can safely say they have the best biscuits/ breakfast sandwiches I've ever had. Their donuts and bagels are awesome, but their chicken biscuit is to die for. One of my favorite places in Durham

Photo of grace wingo grace wingo
Oct 28, 2020 5

Amazing donuts and breakfast bagels and even more amazing, kind, professional staff. I am definitely going back. This is a great place all around.

Photo of Julie Wahman Julie Wahman
Sep 15, 2020 4

Really great process for socially distanced pick up, I'm a big fan. Also, doughnuts were delicious, I'm also a big fan of those and usually I'm not a fan of cake type. Only wish I could have purchased a dozen and picked the flavor doughnuts but I understand why that isnt the case.

Photo of Emily Ray Emily Ray
Sep 19, 2020 5

Everything here is delicious. Especially love their doughnuts, and their quiche (flavors change weekly) is the best I've ever had. Friendly, excellent service. Don't forget a coffee or latte--also superb.

Photo of Jaimee Decatur Jaimee Decatur
Sep 24, 2020 5

We went yesterday, and because I’m pregnant I always choose two entrees in case one doesn’t work out. My go to here is avocado toast with no red pepper (I am not into spicy). For my back up plan, I decided to try the yogurt and granola (I did not have high expectations). The avocado toast was delicious as always, but I am reviewing because the yogurt and granola was beyond belief. I believe it’s all made in house, first of all, and it’s a seasonal item. This season it is peaches with sea salt yogurt. Like I said, going in, I didn’t expect much. I was incredibly surprised to find it amazingly delicious, and I’m incredibly curious to see what other seasons offer. I don’t even like peaches that much, but the creamy, sweet blend of fresh and preserved peaches with the slightly crunchy granola and the just-a-hint-of-salt yogurt makes for an incredible blend of salty sweet deliciousness. I would 100% buy this again, and I am now dedicated to finding out what they offer every season. Every bite surprises me with how delicious it is. It blows my mind, ok? Give it a try!

Photo of Patrick Gargano Patrick Gargano
Sep 13, 2020 4

The donuts were good. I got a chocolate peanut butter donut. The ordering and pick up was very good following COVID protocol!

Photo of Tiffany Pham Tiffany Pham
Sep 6, 2020 5

We love Monuts so much. Best donuts I’ve ever had. More original and homemade tasting than Duck Donuts. Try both their cake and yeast options! All the breakfast sandwiches are also delicious. I always get the chicken biscuit. They are such a thoughtful family owned business and have paid a lot of attention to making everyone feel safe during the pandemic. I have a lot of respect for the way they seem to look after both their employees and their customers.

Photo of Nicole Ellis Nicole Ellis
Aug 30, 2020 5

Absolutely delicious! Top notch bagels and donuts and customer service to match💝 Love the raspberry cheesecake donut! Prices are what you would expect from a homemade donut shop in the middle of a pandemic, they're doing a great job with the setup and service! Very safe and effective pick-up. Keep on shining Monuts🍩💫

Photo of Benjamin Turrietta Benjamin Turrietta
Aug 8, 2020 5

Service aas great. The doughnuts are huge and messy. ( A good thing.) Coffee has good flavor and does taste like it came fresh brew.

Photo of Kaylee Donough Kaylee Donough
Aug 18, 2020 5

This place is amazing! Made my own sandwich on a biscuit- UNBELIEVABLE! Their biscuits are so flaky and buttery, they melt in your mouth. Also got a blueberry pancake cake donut and one of the best donuts I have ever had. 10/10 would recommend!

Photo of Calvin Morris Calvin Morris
Jul 30, 2020 5

Delicious coffee, sandwiches, and bagels at a good price. Outside pickup was convenient and quick. Highly recommend!

Photo of Virginia Lozuke Virginia Lozuke
Jul 27, 2020 5

Food and drinks are delicious and they have handled the pandemic with great skill!

Photo of Max B Max B
Jul 26, 2020 5

I’ve had donuts all over the United States and these are some of the best I’ve ever had. Not too rich but just airy and fluffy enough. Amazing fresh ingredients. The coffee and breakfast sandwiches are no joke either. This is a must try for any breakfast person.

Photo of Anna Lobastova Anna Lobastova
Jun 5, 2020 5

Love everything I've tried here. Never had the dine-in experience due to covid but their pickup system is easy and quick. Love that they are setting an example by paying a living wage.

Photo of Lee Draper Lee Draper
May 7, 2020 5

What a great place I found just by chance certainly the place to go for breakfast went with the breakfast burrito bacon was outstanding throughly enjoyed at the moment it’s takeout only so I wasn’t able to enjoy the vibe from inside but will definitely be coming back when they open the doors and can go inside. The taste and combination is well worth it heat and moisture sweet and tangy love it.

Photo of Brit Kelleher Brit Kelleher
Mar 21, 2020 5

This place was incredible, best chicken sandwich I had the entire time I was visiting my friend! I got the quiche, the fried chicken sandwich, the butternut squash sandwich and a pastry and I ate all of that either fresh or as leftovers over the course of two days and every single bite was incredible! Definitely worth checking out, it is an AWESOME place to eat!

Photo of Dan Selleck Dan Selleck
Feb 15, 2020 4

This place is great. Good food and friendly. Lemon curd scone was amazing! Apple cider donut very good. Cinnamon roll was just average.

Photo of Ron Weyersberg Ron Weyersberg
Jul 15, 2019 3

It was a fun experience and food was creative, its a very loud place. The main dining area reminded me of a high school gym.... FILTHY WINDOWS and echoing voices. Prices were what we expected and the service was pleasant. Not a fan of tipping at counter service... 15-20% pops up as you pay at counter.... kind of obnoxious. Get rid of tipping options and pay your people better.

Photo of Kelsey Smith Kelsey Smith
Feb 10, 2020 5

I had a great experience here! The staff was helpful and friendly. I got the Turkish plate, just the right amount of spice with creamy yogurt. The coffee was good as well and I appreciated the free refill. I somehow resisted buying a dozen donuts. Next time!

Photo of Alan Finn Alan Finn
Jan 30, 2020 4

Really good breakfast burrito (guacamole and bacon), but only average donut (cider). A good cider donut has a little 'crunch' outside and a baking-powder-raised fresh, fluffy interior. Maybe this one had hung around a little too long. They serve Counter Culture coffee which is always good.

Photo of e g e g
Dec 28, 2019 5

Wonderful brunch spot! We went at a peak time and, though the line looked long, it moved quickly and we got a seat relatively quickly, as well. Love that everything is well priced and made in house (and that they pay living wage!). Very cute and cozy!

Photo of Myrina Robinson Myrina Robinson
Dec 22, 2019 4

Oh, my goodness! I really enjoy the donuts here which to date is the only thing I've eaten from Monuts. I like their liveable wage pricing. It's great to support a local business. I look forward to going back for a meal...and more donuts.

Photo of Alea Alea
Dec 17, 2019 5

This place was really fantastic. I got the orange cranberry donut, a fried chicken pickle sandwich and the breakfast burrito. If I lived near this place I would be humongously fat because I would go everyday. The donuts are very flavorful and go with coffee perfectly. The sandwich and burrito were a very nice size (I split them with someone) and I was super full after.

Photo of Luna Sunshine Luna Sunshine
Dec 7, 2019 5

Amazing spot to grab some food and a quick drink! Great vibes inside with a great variety of food. Either stay classic with some eggs and toast, or get snappy with an apple and Brie sandwich made with bread that tastes like angels crafted it themselves. Top it off with a decadent hot chocolate, or slyly sip on your adult beverage while enjoying the atmosphere. Whatever you order, you won’t be disappointed.

Photo of Lyss Emerson Lyss Emerson
Nov 12, 2019 5

Love this spot. Great bagels and the service was pretty quick even though it was a bit busy. I enjoyed the seasonal beverages and this place surpassed my expectations. Highly recommend.

Photo of Nic holas Nic holas
Nov 17, 2019 4

Very popular spot. Staff are great, food is really great and very well priced. Try the salt bagel with whatever filling you like. I found the fall squeal a little challenging, but well made. Donuts are amazing. Would like to see more of the donut choice on the menu. We went at peak time, which with the queuing system where you have to buy first then find a table is a little stressful. All that said, this is a great local employer paying living wage, which shows in how the staff want to make it great, and well worth making a visit to.

Photo of Heather Arndt Heather Arndt
Oct 22, 2019 5

Delicious sandwiches but the real secret is the donuts! Best donuts ever and they have unique flavors. My favorite unique flavor so far was the lemon pistachio

Photo of TLH Photography TLH Photography
Oct 16, 2019 5

Nice surprise and escape from the super serious/super indie cafes. This cafe is eerily like a M-class planet supporting just enough kinds of variant life and conditions to make it work. I would return If ever in the area

Photo of Jenna Riley Jenna Riley
Oct 27, 2019 5

A favorite spot of ours. I like the bagel and lox plate a lot. The lemon curd scones are perfection. Very good coffee and fun seasonal options. My partner really likes their apple cider donuts and the seasonal pumpkin spice latte donuts. It's very loud, so some work on sound absorbing and maybe opening windows with screens would help cut down the volume level. Counter service is a great way to get a table pretty fast. The wait isn't as long as regular sit down spots in town. The staff are very friendly and it's always very clean. *To anyone asking if they should tip, of course you tip. This a team of people making your coffee, taking your order, giving you your items, and cleaning up after you leave. $15/hour living wage isn't always what you think it is. TIP YOUR SERVICE STAFF

Photo of Matthew Brugner Matthew Brugner
Oct 21, 2019 5

Great local breakfast spot. Apple cider donut was incredible. Coffee was fresh and tasty. Get here early because the lines can be long, but it’s worth the wait. Visiting from Dallas and would highly recommend.

Photo of Lincoln Sward Lincoln Sward
Aug 22, 2019 5

This is a regular spot for weekday lunch. It can get pretty crazy there towards the latter part of the week and during the weekends for brunch. I really love this place. The staff is awesome, the food is great, and they are a part of Durham's living wage project which makes the pricing of the food super reasonable. I'm a big fan of cake donuts and they always have something I want (coffee cake donut, apple cider donut, dark and stormy donut, lady grey donut - earl grey flavor, chai donut, lemon poppy seed, I mean come on!!). The donuts rotate so the ones I listed may not be available. The more popular donuts go pretty quick. They general have two homemade soups available and they are always tasty. The menu doesn't change much but everything on there is worth a try. Oh...and it can get pretty loud. This only seems to be the case at peek hours. Just a heads up for folks that aren't into loud places. I can comfortably read a book in there, but if your sensitive to loud noises it might get under your skin.

Photo of Larry Lockett Larry Lockett
Aug 11, 2019 5

This is definitely a favorite for me and my wife. The donuts are good. The sandwiches are AMAZING! They're so good that we actually went three days in a row just to taste the different selections of sandwiches and donuts on the menu. The service is friendly in the atmosphere is cozy. The restaurant itself has his own culture which is definitely unique. Keep up the good work.

Photo of Melody Kuroda Melody Kuroda
Aug 25, 2019 5

Monuts has upped their cake donut game to match their excellent yeast donuts. They also offer large sandwich ready biscuits and bagels and have some great looking salads. Their kitchen is very efficient for being as busy as they are.

Photo of Leslye Kornegay Leslye Kornegay
Oct 12, 2019 5

My favorite place for lunch. Excellent comfort food that is always fresh. It’s a good bargain for today’s dining scene. It can get pretty busy at times, however, they do a great job keeping the lines moving.

Photo of Emmy Kline Emmy Kline
Oct 14, 2019 5

Nice ambiance with good food. I asked the guy who took my order what was the hands-down best thing to eat, so on his recommendation I got the turkey, avocado, & bacon sandwich. It was really tasty, though I probably would have preferred a little less lemon juice mixed in the avocado (then again, who wants brown avocado?). I can only guess they have to prep it well in advance because of the lines, but overall it was really good.

Photo of Aimee Dolan Aimee Dolan
Jul 3, 2019 5

Deliciousness in every bite. Great to go for sandwhich, donut or their homemade pop tart . Vegan and vegetarian friendly. Parking available on side streets.

Photo of Patricia Cepeda Patricia Cepeda
Jul 7, 2019 5

It was our first time here and we went in for donuts but couldn't resist the other options. It was packed but the wait was reasonable and the staff friendly and helpful. I got the Heirloom Summer on a salted bagel. The pesto sauce was fabulous, bagel had the right consistency (coming from a previous resident of NY). My friend ordered the Guac Dirty to Me and it was also a perfect balance of flavors, onion, sausage, egg, etc. So glad we skipped the chains and tried this place!

Photo of Lisa Vines Lisa Vines
Jun 25, 2019 5

I love this place! Friendly service. Our sandwiches were so good that I can still taste them. The lavender iced coffee was great and so was the hibiscus ginger ale. Looking forward to visiting again and again. We got there around 1pm or so on a Sunday and there was plenty of seating and no line, so that was good accidental planning n

Photo of Arkopal Choudhury Arkopal Choudhury
Jun 8, 2019 5

This place was amazing!! The coffee was so good. I was amazed at the cold coffee too. The shawarma sandwich was great with the aioli and the bread quality was amazing. The strawberry avocado sandwich was great with cream cheese and very fresh. The interior decor of the place is great and it is usually crowded for Sat and Sun brunches since it's both cheap and tasty!

Photo of Rodney Dalton Rodney Dalton
Apr 26, 2019 5

Great homemade biscuits and donuts. I had the sausage and bacon biscuit with a plain donut. Both were fresh and tasted amazing. I'm going to being friends next time I visit.

Photo of C C C C
May 17, 2019 5

There's a reason this place is always busy. I make it a point to come here whenever I am in Durham. They offer you a coffee to go after dining in which is the sweetest thing and really shows how awesome they are. Don't sleep on the yeast donuts.

Photo of Elika Emerick Elika Emerick
Apr 1, 2019 5

Best breakfast!!! They make their own bagels, biscuits and donuts. The donuts are absolutely mind blowing. They have interesting flavor combos and they change regularly. They have delicious teas too. Everything is farm to table and locally sourced. Always busy, and its a line up and order kind of place. But if you sit at the bar you get service without standing in line.

Photo of Jessica Short Jessica Short
Jun 16, 2019 5

Delicious breakfast.. sat and ordered at bar..service was quick even though when we first arrived was shocked of the amount of people inside..happy friendly staff and awesome combination of food.. the sandwich I had was a interesting delightful combination of strawberry preserves, avocado slices, bacon, cream cheese and I believe arugula.. great textures and flavor for something to wake the taste buds..

Photo of Sheila Devi Sheila Devi
Apr 18, 2022 5

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.

Photo of Isabel Quinones Isabel Quinones
Jul 10, 2022 4

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 😩.

Photo of Jessie Garcia Jessie Garcia
Jun 8, 2022 5

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.

Photo of Meghan Reid Meghan Reid
Jun 22, 2022 4

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).

Photo of Michelle Waldman Michelle Waldman
May 1, 2022 3

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.. I feel that this information is very necessary to share in Google, Yelp or other platforms used when searching for dining or other activities. Especially when going out with kids.

Photo of E J E J
Aug 2, 2022 5

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!

Photo of Brian Devlin Brian Devlin
Oct 5, 2021 5

We left Raleigh and went out of our way to get sandwiches at Monuts in Durham and doing that was a great move. We had delicious to go breakfast sandwiches, some bakery sweets and got a turkey sandwich for the cooler for a picnic lunch stop on our way to Ashville. There's going to be a long line at Monuts but it moves fast and, besides, who cares when the food is this good?!

Photo of Amy Sonder Amy Sonder
Jan 7, 2022 5

DELICIOUS! I ordered a toasted bagel with some fresh veggies and cream cheese and it was perfect! It did take me about 15-20 minutes to get it which would have ruined the experience if it didn't taste so great. I went around 9am and there seemed to be plenty of staff but I noticed they were working on a lot of the to-go orders first, vs for those of us inside ordering to-go so just be aware of that and give yourself extra time or call your order in ahead of time.

Photo of Adam Wilson Adam Wilson
Jul 28, 2022 3

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.