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Parker and Otis

4.6

324 Blackwell St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 683-3200
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Photo of Andrew Toig Andrew Toig
Oct 22, 2019 4

this is a really cool environment! You should really check it out if you haven't been. Park coffee shop, part sandwich shop, part novelty kitsch gift shop

Photo of David Heider David Heider
Oct 7, 2019 5

Amazing store and restaurant in the bright leaf district of Durham. The store is beyond unique with an assortment of books, crafts, wine, and gifts. The restaurant is also amazing and has a great lunch and breakfast menu. Highly recommend!

Photo of Rick High Rick High
Aug 13, 2019 5

Grilled Pimiento cheese and bacon sandwiches will kill you before you turn 30, but it's worth it! This place is comfortable and fun. Aside from food, they also sell books, toys, and trinkets. A great place!

Photo of Neeta Chitre-King Neeta Chitre-King
Sep 7, 2019 5

Love this place! The cafe is a fun place to catch up with a friend, food is good, coffee is good, add a bit of browsing and shopping to the day. They have some cute & quaint gifty things... a lot of kids soft toys, games, and some beautiful gift wrapping paper.

Photo of Mary Slattery Mary Slattery
Sep 10, 2019 5

Had the best BLT ever and lots of time wandering around thinking about Xmas gifts, so fun. Great place for baby gifts, candles, games etc. Had a grand time. Can't wait to go back and take my family.

Photo of J Miller J Miller
Sep 9, 2019 5

1st time here! Amazing and tasty food! I had a very full of fresh sliced roast beef sandwich! We enjoyed walking around looking at all the items for sale in the store. There are various types of drinks in the coolers to choose from, or a little coffee shop inside too. You won't go away hungry here! If we're ever back up here, a stop back to here is most definitely going to happen!!

Photo of Kerry Graham Kerry Graham
Jul 6, 2019 5

I ordered the No. 22 (turkey, havarti, and sliced avocado sandwich). It came with a side of coleslaw. They packaged everything nicely so it was easy for me to eat later. The sandwich was great!! My friends all wanted a bite when they saw me eating it. Highly recommend! Definitely plan on coming back to explore more!

Photo of Erica Eason Erica Eason
Jun 18, 2019 5

This is a special little shop with amazing food. Do you want a unique gift for a friend or family member? Go to Parker and Otis. They carry many cute and eccentric gifts that your loved ones will enjoy. They have a great selection of toys, games and kid products. The food is amazing and they have a ton of options for vegetarians. I got the salad trio last time and I believe I devoured the entire plate in about 10 minutes. The patio has plenty of room to relax and spread out with friends. I highly recommend Parker and Otis!

Photo of Melissa Lim Melissa Lim
Feb 20, 2019 5

I visited on a Friday afternoon for lunch. This place is super cute. We were easily able to park in their parking lot located directly in front of the restaurant. I ordered the green goddess tuna sandwich at one kiosk and by the time I ordered my soy chai at another station my sandwich was finished. Easy to find seating outside under the covered porch. The aesthetic is super cool, it’s a renovated warehouse area so it’s filled with old rustic charm. Inside there are so many cute things to look at, from stationary and cards to cool books and children’s toys. I would recommend visiting. The food was good, the service was friendly and quick.

Photo of Jennifer Smart Jennifer Smart
Mar 23, 2019 5

Love this place! Come here every time I am in Durham either for a concert or a doctor appointment. Delicious food and large variety of great gifts!

Photo of Paula Bernini Feigal Paula Bernini Feigal
Mar 30, 2019 5

Great sandwich and deli salad menu! Many soda, beer and wine options. The patio seating is plentiful and has a relaxed vibe. They are pet friendly. The shop had a wide selection of really nice and unique products for people of every age and interest.

Photo of Jharana Agrawal Jharana Agrawal
Apr 26, 2019 4

Stopped by here for a Sandwich during my break and it was amazing! I had the Mozzarella Tomato and would recommend as a vegetarian option. The drinks were also really good and it's a cute store to occupy my time waiting for my friend to arrive. I'll have to return to shop another time.

Photo of Matt Maniscalco Matt Maniscalco
Jun 2, 2019 5

I don't care much for breakfast food so I got the BLT : it was delicious! It has indoor seating plus an outdoor patio to sit outside and is dog friendly. The two ladies I was with each got a breakfast concoction they said was delicious but it didn't look like anything I would eat but again I don't like breakfast food so I got the BLT and it was delicious. The coffee was good but a bit of an unusual flavor not the typical Colombian. All in all the place does deserve five stars.⅚

Photo of James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597 James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597
Dec 21, 2020 5

New Location in America Tobacco. They did a great job in making this place their own. Sandwich shop coming soon. Lots of unique books and gift items. Time to buy some stuff. And don't forget the wine. They have a decent wine section also.

Photo of Jason Bieber Jason Bieber
Nov 6, 2020 5

I love to dine in my breakfast here. The great aura of this place makes me feel relaxed. I also love their great selection of coffee!

Photo of Juli DeBacco Juli DeBacco
Oct 15, 2020 5

Parker and otis is always excellent. The food, the service, the people. They have some of my favorite biscuits and scones around Durham, too!!

Photo of Chuck Pell Chuck Pell
Sep 18, 2020 5

My favorite place in Durham for lunch. The staff is attentive, helpful, knowledgeable, and fun. Highly recommended for coffee, tea, and gatherings. The Parker & Otis' Shrimp BLT is THE Sandwich to try first. great gift shop, selection of wines, and chocolates! A great place to meet friends.

Photo of Hunter Humburg Hunter Humburg
Sep 29, 2020 5

Try their coffees! They have a buttered croissant flavor that tastes WAY too good to be gluten free. Put in some pumpkin flavor, and you have a pumpkin pie drink. Food is also delicious, and the store is always fun. So happy we found this Durham gem.

Photo of Ciro Mcalpine Ciro Mcalpine
Sep 4, 2020 5

Great food with many options. Coffee is delicious and the food is fresh. My favorite avocado toast of all time. The peanut butter, bacon, banana with honey was a piece of heaven. Love sitting outside. Overall on of my favorites for quick bites. Highly recommend.

Photo of Wesley Hayward Wesley Hayward
Aug 25, 2020 4

Definitely better than Monuts. The gift shop makes the 10-15min wait worth it.

Photo of Joan Greer Joan Greer
Jul 6, 2019 5

Love the outdoor seating! Breakfast was delicious and just browsing the greeting cards brightened my morning.

Photo of Zach S Zach S
Feb 1, 2020 4

You have to go to the back if you see the tables when you first come in, and their breakfast is actually pretty good. I had the number one, and there were a lot of tomatoes on it but it was still good. There isn't too big of a selection for breakfast though, I think there were around 10 or so things. But, it was fast. 4.5 / 5 Stars

Photo of Jedediah Seltzer Jedediah Seltzer
Jan 18, 2020 5

Cute shop, with free parking, and good beverages. The store does a good job transporting you back in time.

Photo of Jeremie Miller Jeremie Miller
Dec 23, 2019 5

I bring all my visitors from out of town here. It's place to grab: a great cup of coffee in the back, a hearty sandwich and a side for lunch, or just just really cool gift to take home.

Photo of Mark Joseph Mark Joseph
Dec 24, 2019 5

Great place to get just about anything. Great selection of gift items, wine, plus coffee and sandwiches. Great patio to enjoy any of their offerings.

Photo of Hakim Ziyad- Bey Hakim Ziyad- Bey
Dec 25, 2019 4

A magical place with tons of local items an on premises bakery expresso bar and even a food kitchen for take out and dine in. Books o' plenty in a section that rivals the nearest library. Great helpful knowledgeable staff. This is a must visit for locals and visitors alike.

Photo of Holly B Holly B
Dec 1, 2019 4

Have tried several sandwiches and they are good. I feel like the hot pamento cheese sandwich is quintessential. They are generous with the pamento cheese and it is TASTY! Casual atmosphere and a store that sells a lot of random useless but interesting things.

Photo of Bridget Gordon Bridget Gordon
Oct 7, 2021 5

HAS ALWAYS BEEN a great store to pick up all different kinds of gifts. EVEN The old store had something for literally everyone. This new set up is 1/10 (Yes) of the old store with A HUGE selection. The gifts are PHENOMENAL AND SO MANY books that LOTS OF INDIVIDUALS will read. I AM SO HAPPY they wanted to go down the food route and CONTIUNE WITH the gifts route. I was a steady customer that spent plenty every year for Christmas, birthdays, etc. I'll ALWAYS GO BACK to this store(ALWAYS). WE FIXED IT JACKJACK Durham Loves you!

Photo of Oliver Peckham Oliver Peckham
Mar 7, 2021 5

This has been a mainstay of mine since it was called Fowler's in the 90's, so I was surprised by the location change to the American Tobacco campus! That said, they're doing a great job of settling into the space -- it still feels like Parker & Otis, which means chic gifts, friendly staff, and tasty food. A must-stop for local gift shopping.

Photo of Amber Alsobrooks Amber Alsobrooks
Oct 7, 2021 5

This is my go-to for the perfect card for all the reasons, and thoughtful gifts and sursies for everyone. I Thrilled to have this little gem in the middle of the American tobacco campus. Grab a bevy, egg salad, or an ice cream cone and enjoy their courtyard seating with friends! Thanks also for offering to-go pick up window!

Photo of Valery Levitt Valery Levitt
Jan 12, 2022 5

This is such a cute store! There are literally gifts for everyone that are more unique than something you would just buy on Amazon. I've found amazing books and tons of cute items. It's made shopping for gifts so much easier.

Photo of Sarabeth Ritch Sarabeth Ritch
Mar 15, 2022 5

I am OBSESSED with Parker and Otis! They have an amazing selection of candles, cookbooks, wines and gifts.You’ll notice when you walk into the store that every single detail has been so perfectly curated, even down to the pink trash can near the sandwich ordering satiation (which I mistakenly tried to buy once). Depending on the season, the store will also be decked out for the upcoming Holiday.Not only is it a perfect place to grab a gift, but I also love being able to grab a quick bite while shopping. My go to is the Greek salad in the fridge section or a No. 25. And don’t sleep on the coffee! The cold brew is my favorite.And last but not least, the amazing staff is always so helpful. They welcome you into the store. They will grab you a basket once your arms are full of goodies.

Photo of Cody Harker Cody Harker
Apr 11, 2022 5

Parker & Otis has a selection of curated goods that will impress continually. I remembered the prepared food being amazing as an undergrad over a decade ago and reaffirmed that this past weekend. Highly recommend as a place to source brunch or a thoughtful gift for a friend.

Photo of Amanda Henderson Amanda Henderson
May 26, 2022 5

So adorable! Fantastically curated selection of unique gift items, foods and wines. Vibe inside is so welcoming. You absolutely must visit!