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New World Cafe


701 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 237-1755
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Photo of caimiao liu caimiao liu
Sep 12, 2023 5

Affordable pour over and yummy breakfast sandwich. Nice spot to hang out

Photo of Mark Snieckus Mark Snieckus
Jul 11, 2023 5

I search out local coffee shops when I travel. New World Cafe was a hit with me. I loved the option of a to-stay ceramic cup for my beverage. I enjoyed a morning latte outdoors with options of sun or shade. I'll be back!

Photo of Carolina Girl Carolina Girl
Jun 6, 2023 5

Love this place. Amazing coffee. I would stop by every day if I could. Outdoor seating is great.

Photo of Michael Sandy Michael Sandy
May 26, 2023 4

I’ve been here like 5 times always just get a coffee right when they open and it’s been a real “eh whatever” type of experience each time. Coffee is good but it’d be nice if they just slightly upgraded the cups/containers they use. Like I went 3 times this winter and each time the coffee is spilling out from under the lid or something so obviously that’s all I’m going to remember about the experience and if that’s the case I’d rather not pay $5 for a coffee. Also leaving this review because I went this morning and got the wrong order. Regardless, giving it 4 stars because the coffee is good. Missing star is because I honestly just hate the cups that they use. Like put the homemade cold brew in a glass bottle and mark it up a dollar the current bottle looks so cheap that it really takes away from the quality of the coffee. Better cups for the hot coffee will be 5 star

Photo of Megan Jessee Megan Jessee
May 6, 2023 5

The chokehold these acai bowls have me in…the food quality is fantastic, their espresso is A+, the staff is SO kind and friendly, atmosphere is great — I can’t say enough good about it. My new favorite neighborhood place!

Photo of 朱丽莎老师 朱丽莎老师
May 2, 2023 5

Great coffee. Moist banana bread (note: their style of banana bread does not have banana pieces or nuts). The owner and staff were very friendly. I’m not sure why previous reviews said the shop was unkind to Black people. They were perfectly respectful and kind to me. I will be glad to return. The shop opened 6 months ago and still has a few kinks to work out. For example, the self-serve syrup is inside of a creamer jug, which makes it hard to measure how much syrup is being poured. Would love to have the syrup put into a traditional pump container. Also, the syrup container needs a label. 😇 The shop is located at the corner of Duke & Main st. There’s free street parking on Duke. Not sure about main st.

Photo of Emily Knuerr Emily Knuerr
Apr 1, 2023 5

Really good coffee - I highly recommend the flat white! The açaí bowl was great as well.

Photo of Myandi Flowers-Brasher Myandi Flowers-Brasher
Feb 8, 2023 5

Enjoyed my experience here. They're still getting their feet under them so come by and help them strengthen their foothold in Durham. I greatly enjoyed my Chai, sandwich, and the music.

Photo of bassim eledath bassim eledath
Dec 6, 2022 5

New place in Durham with great coffee! Very friendly staff. I've come here repeatedly to work remotely. I haven't had the food here but from seeing what other people got it looks great too.

Photo of Melanie D Melanie D
Nov 16, 2022 5

Quaint little, no frills coffee shop, but don't let that fool you. The coffee was wonderful, perfect temperature and sweetness. The staff is extraordinarily friendly and they know coffee! Definitely a welcome addition to the Downtown area.

Photo of Mark Evans Mark Evans
Oct 30, 2022 5

Seriously good coffee and friendly staff

Photo of Michael Zhang Michael Zhang
Oct 29, 2022 5

Great coffee and atmosphere! The owner is really knowledgeable and knows coffee!

Photo of Jan Ross Jan Ross
Oct 28, 2022 5

New World Cafe Experience! On the corner of Main and Duke streets is a delightful Cafe. The staff were friendly and adjusted my order to accommodate my needs. I entered upset over a dental appointment snafu and left calm and at peace. Great place, good food, excellent coffee!

Photo of Marc Seldin Marc Seldin
Oct 25, 2022 5

Easily the best coffee in Durham

Photo of Austin Fitzwater Austin Fitzwater
Oct 19, 2022 5

Amazing traditional coffee with black and white and counter culture options, looks like they have food coming soon. Awesome quaint spot on the corner with indoor and outdoor seating.