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Parker and Otis


324 Blackwell St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 683-3200
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Gifts. Goods. Grub... and it's all great. Jennings Brody has created an oasis of delightful food with fresh, local ingredients and wares that are perfect for any occasion. Parker and Otis is open Tuesday-Saturday, serving breakfast and lunch with an amazing array of gifts, gourmet food, cheese, wine and candy to accompany that cup of coffee. The iced coffee is legendary in Durham, so take it from the locals and stop in for a cup.

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Photo of WithATwist Media WithATwist Media
Jan 12, 2024 5

I was around the corner on a freelance job, and I needed a pick me up as I hadn't had any coffee that day. I went in got my coffee very quick and It was very good. I don't live in Durham, but I'll have to come back soon and see what else they have.

Photo of Holly Holly
Nov 27, 2023 4

Nov 2023: New location & some changes to the sandwiches. The pamento cheese sandwich now has less pamento cheese & more vegetables: 🥑 and red 🧅 and 🥬, 🍅, and sprouts. It tasted very fresh and good but isn't the comfort food sort of sandwich it used to be. As my Dad said, "Sometimes I just want to eat something unhealthy." The store still has fun gifts to buy. 3 years ago or more: 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 Daniel Perry Daniel Perry
Nov 6, 2023 5

I've always loved P&O for the quirky gift shop, but I recently tried their food for the first time and I was upset that it took me so long! The BLT with pimento cheese is exceptional. The sandwich was huge! They are also the only place in town with birch beer and the outdoor seating area is unbeatable on a nice day.

Photo of Rex Cranford Rex Cranford
Oct 14, 2023 5

Lots of really interesting and unique stuff. Amazing selection of cook books and jams. If you are from out of town, it's a great place to get souvenirs for friends and family.

Photo of Tiana Boner Tiana Boner
Oct 9, 2023 4

Took a little too long to get a couple of sandwiches considering how empty the place was. I didn't end up liking the one I picked very much but that's personal preference. The one my bf got was great though. The store is adorable, more my sister's vibe so I sent her pictures. The pink couches look like forbidden strawberry marshmallows. I'd say it's a little pricey all around. I'd definitely go back to try other menu options.

Photo of Ralph Granger Ralph Granger
Aug 20, 2023 5

Very trendy sandwich shop/bookstore/gift shop/and more. Sandwiches are really good, prices are very reasonable. They were pretty busy when we got there, so it is a pretty popular place. They also selling other things - wine, specialty condiments, books, games, gifts, etc. Good place to get a sandwich and shop while you wait.

Photo of Sanyin Siang Sanyin Siang
Aug 8, 2023 5

The proprietor’s design aesthetic makes this one of the best curated gift shops in the world. Not only what they have but also how they are displayed makes everything irresistible. The sandwiches and candy and drinks offerings are amazing too!! A true Durham treasure for all ages set in the the delightful American Tobacco Campus.