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Saladelia Cafe + Catering


4201 University Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 489-5776
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Photo of David Gordon David Gordon
Jun 29, 2019 5

Good selection of healthy eats. Can get a bit crowded at peak times. Also a good place to get coffee and snacks as there is much more space than the chain coffee shops.

Photo of Robin Dicka Robin Dicka
Jun 26, 2019 5

Great food! Different than other places so its a nice change. Very fresh too!

Photo of Simone Christiano Simone Christiano
Feb 20, 2019 5

My go-to lunch-near-work. Selection is awesome, with all salads in their case always looking fresh and yummy. Their quiches and lasagnas are awesome, salmon is always perfectly cooked. Sandwiches are big enough to share and come with fresh made potato chips. Especially shareable if you grab a side from the great selection mentioned above. Summer kale salad is sweet without being overdressed or overly so. Both bean salads (black and garbanzo) are tasty and not too salty. The hummus is perfect, and the pita is always fresh. AND you get a free cookie if you order online and pickup! Brilliant!

Photo of G Hailey G Hailey
Apr 14, 2019 4

Food was good. Great desserts and coffee. Great place for a coffee and dessert break or a meal. Most of the meal choices are healthy. The high calorie choices are worth the calories. 😉 They serve great coffee.

Photo of Joi Whittington Joi Whittington
Apr 30, 2019 4

This reliable spot deserves an extra 1/2 star. Your party can be a few parts vegan, a few parts vegetarian, and a few parts total meat eater and everyone is happy! Gluten free? No problem. Just want some coffee? Look no further. Need a little dessert? Saladelia's totally got you. This place never disappoints! And they even have Italian sodas for those who aren't feeling like a fountain drink. There's a very friendly and helpful vibe from the lovely folks who work there as well!

Photo of Melissa Porter Melissa Porter
May 6, 2019 5

This is a regular spot for me because the food is fresh and good. The food is in the case, the menu is on the wall, you can order hot or cold sandwiches, or pick out some Mediterranean favorites. The baked goods are from the Mad Hatter and the cake selections change throughout the week. There are also cookies, brownies, baklava, plus muffins, scones and a selection of pastries. If you want a coffee or espresso, they have a good selection of options. If smoothies or fresh juices is more your taste--they have some tasty ones. They also have some wines and beer, and people come in, meet friends, grab a table to work, and on some nights, enjoy some live music. Check them out.

Photo of Michael Fogle Michael Fogle
May 12, 2019 4

Have eaten both lunch and dinner at Saladelia. Their side dishes (displayed in the deli cases when you come in the door) are very good and fresh. Lots of vegetarian and gluten free options. Good place if you are looking for something light. Their main entrees (lasagna, mac&cheese, spanakopita) are good but I'd rate them as average. Cafe had a relaxed, homey feel to it. Have 2 eating areas - one has a large table that could accommodate (est.) 12 people. Wait staff friendly and fast.

Photo of Scott Dickerson Scott Dickerson
Apr 9, 2022 5

I went for the spanakopita and stayed for everything else. The tabouli the couscous the bow tie basil feta pasta and the baklava both flavors are just outstanding. Very clean store wonderful food presentation and stupendous service. Thank you very much

Photo of Laura Laura
Mar 16, 2022 5

A delicious restaurant with amazing food. Their food never disappoints. I am not vegan but they do have vegan meals. I do want to point out that the portions are a good size. I always split their quiche and greek salad and stuffed hand-rolled grape leaves with my friend. Absolutely wonderful. They also had state crafted beer (from Asheville, I think). The desserts are supposed to be pretty good, too. I've only tried the black and white cookie and will try something else next time. I will definitely return.

Photo of Josh Simone Josh Simone
Dec 1, 2021 5

First time visiting this cafe and thought I would share how pleased I am. Staff was friendly and attentive. I ordered the Greek Gyro and the small hummus. The Gyro was delicious! It comes with potato chips, which were a little stale, but when I ordered I meant to tell them to omit the chips because I don't eat them anyway. So for me personally, that was not a big deal. The hummus was so creamy and tasty and came with pita chips. I would have preferred warm, soft, fresh pita bread instead of something bagged and crunchy, but again, that's just my personal preference. I came in famished and I was completely full and satisfied by the time I was done eating. The atmosphere in the place was tranquil - just what I needed for focusing on coursework on my laptop while I ate. Had to go through 4 electrical outlets before I found one that worked, but if you don't plan on plugging anything in while you're there, this won't matter to you. I wish this place was open late, for those like me who enjoy being out of the home to study and read into late at night. But it seems like it's hard to find any cafe around the Raleigh-Durham area that is open late. I would definitely like to return though.

Photo of Shanna Hutton Shanna Hutton
Feb 1, 2021 4

I was looking for a place to sit and enjoy my lunch break. I love Greek food. This is very very good, though it is a little different than your typical Greek meals as in it has variations I’m not used to. There is no dine in option. It’s outdoor seating or eat in your car. Check your bag for plastic ware and napkins. I chicken souvlaki was pretty good. The chicken itself was very good! I will be back one day to try their desserts because they did look amazing.

Photo of Russell Booker Russell Booker
Nov 14, 2020 5

A Durham institution from when I lived there in the early '90's & still going strong! Wonderful selection of (primarily, but not solely) Eastern Mediterranean food, along w/pastries & good coffee. "Have you had the hummus? For God's sake, eat the hummus! Have you had the Quiche Lorraine? For God's sake, eat the Quiche Lorraine! Have you had..?" I've taken numerous people there who've never visited Durham or eaten there before & they've all had great experiences there. Dining outside Nov 2020 was OK--it's the best we're going to do right now--& it's more complicated in terms of ordering or fixing issues due to COVID, but I'm happy to see they're surviving. One of my all-time favorite places to eat!

Photo of LA Adkins LA Adkins
Dec 11, 2021 5

This place has one of the best tuna melts I've ever had! It comes with homemade chips, which are also really good. They are reasonably-priced and have fast service. My food is usually ready in minutes after ordering. They have curbside pickup, and you can place an order inside of the restaurant. The staff are always very friendly, which keeps me coming back. That and the tuna melt lol

Photo of Eliza Gray Eliza Gray
Dec 8, 2021 5

I come to Saladelia for lunch quite frequently and I have never eaten anything less than outstanding! The food is fresh and flavorful, and the menu has enough variety that trying something new is easy. The staff is wonderful, too! So kind and committed to making sure your order is perfect. Could not recommend Saladelia enough-- I tell everyone in Durham to go.

Photo of Essence Pearson Essence Pearson
Jan 16, 2021 5

Great food , great service , you can dine outside or get it brought out to your car. I recommend getting dessert with every order.

Photo of Tiffeny Joseph Tiffeny Joseph
Nov 17, 2020 5

Thank you to the employee who realized I didn’t know cash isn’t accepted (temporarily due to COVID) but found a way to help me. The customer service is always up to par and they really try to provide good service to everyone (IMO) despite the place usually being busy. Love the mezza bite options, the platters, the desserts and the food overall. Good job Saladelia Cafe!

Photo of John Camp John Camp
Nov 2, 2020 3

Kale salad tasted old, like it sat out for a while. Mac n cheese was dried out. Chicken shawarma wasn't very authentic. I've had better food from here before, but the quality on 11/2/20 left a lot to be desired. Times are tough these days, so spending money eating out should definitely be worth it.

Photo of Toshia Brown Toshia Brown
Oct 22, 2020 4

The food is good. The website is very misleading. To me right the wrong and don't argue with the customer. My co-worker and I saw the same thing but other than that it's ok

Photo of Bethany Minor Bethany Minor
Oct 7, 2020 5

Their chicken salad is SO delicious! I love all the sandwiches I've tried as well.

Photo of Chris Coutlee Chris Coutlee
Oct 15, 2020 5

Cute place with great food, especially the many Mediterranean influenced dishes. Solid covid protocols in place, including online ordering and service directly to some chic outdoor seating to the left side of the building.

Photo of Megan Raley Megan Raley
Sep 16, 2020 4

Food is always delicious! Please please read the online orders when requesting no utensils or napkins 🙏, I've often requested not to include those, and added the "item" for no utensils, but they're still in th bag. Hopefully it will save Saladelia money too, to cut down on single use utensils!

Photo of Shardae Hasan Shardae Hasan
Sep 23, 2020 5

I had a great Greek salad with Salmon in their outdoor eating area.

Photo of Cherry Pfau Cherry Pfau
Sep 6, 2020 5

Healthy, fresh food

Photo of Ginger Becton Ginger Becton
Jul 13, 2020 5

Great food! Great service! Nice place to work alone on your laptop, study, or read --or to just meet up with friends for a meal.

Photo of Rebecca Delk Rebecca Delk
May 18, 2020 4

I love Saladelia. They always have gluten-free bread when I go and their sandwiches and sides are so good! The only minor downsides to me are that sometimes the furniture is wobbly, and the tables need to be cleaned more often.

Photo of Patrick Kea Patrick Kea
Jun 12, 2018 5

A truly awesome place. The coffee is great and I can't wait to try the food and deserts. The location is very convenient especially if your looking for something around the way. The ladies up here are truly awesome.

Photo of Caleb Wilkie Caleb Wilkie
Jan 30, 2019 4

A broad selection, including Mediterranean and standard American deli cuisine, so it's good of your crew can't decide what they want. It also functions much as a coffee shop with local roast options. It's an interesting fusion, but they make it work!

Photo of Mitch T. Mitch T.
Mar 7, 2020 5

Great selection of clean food, tasty cakes, and full-service coffee bar! Lunch, snack, dinner, it's all good (and they cater too!)

Photo of Susan Montani Susan Montani
Feb 2, 2020 5

Always good. Consistent. Nice selection & fresh. Salads & sandwiches type of place.

Photo of D Hahn D Hahn
Jan 20, 2020 5

Quite a refreshing and tasty establishment. Service was fairly fast, though the line can get long suddenly. Plenty of seating and light and open inside. Highly recommend trying!

Photo of Will S Will S
Dec 17, 2019 5

The Greek chicken wrap is excellent. Love coming here!

Photo of Zane Hissom Zane Hissom
Nov 27, 2019 5

Had a delicious sandwich here. Despite being packed for lunch, the food came out quickly

Photo of Jennifer Hennigan Jennifer Hennigan
Oct 25, 2019 5

So many delicious options to choose from here. Everything is fresh and reasonably priced. I think they make their own chips here and they are especially delicious. Also love their cream cheese brownies as an occasional treat.

Photo of Sherri S Sherri S
Oct 17, 2019 5

Good food. Quick service. We got there before the after-work crowd.

Photo of Sakina Holmes, MBA Sakina Holmes, MBA
Sep 4, 2019 5

So delicious! Everything is fresh. Try the brownie. Great food and friendly staff.

Photo of Tempest Hutsell Tempest Hutsell
Sep 1, 2019 5

I love all of their food! Their associates are always so friendly and really have it all together, no matter how busy they are. And can we talk about their cakes 😍👌

Photo of Heather Wells Heather Wells
Aug 24, 2019 5

The staff was so friendly. They have many gluten free options and they were very knowledgeable about their menu. I would definitely go back again.

Photo of Payden Reed Payden Reed
Aug 20, 2019 5

Love this place! Delicious, fresh food with lots of options and at a good price. It’s an order at the counter and get a number kind of situation. Gets pretty packed at lunch, but not unreasonable if you have 35-45 minutes to eat.

Photo of Lisa Wheeler Lisa Wheeler
Oct 18, 2019 3

Came here for Sunday Brunch with the family for the first time. Counter service was pleasant and prices are reasonable. Nice atmosphere and a great space for large groups. Sadly, the food was average and drinks below average. I prefer Hope Valley Diner (1 mile away) and Foster’s Market (2 miles away) to Saladelia. Glad we tried them out but we will not be returning due to better establishments in the area.

Photo of Melissa Keinan Melissa Keinan
Apr 20, 2022 5

Fresh food, they’re often out of the salmon and could stand to throw another sliver of pita in, but it’s always tasty and I feel satisfied after eating there.

Photo of Lynne Gensor Lynne Gensor
Feb 4, 2022 5

Wonderful selection of delicious entrees, sides and desserts. Served efficiently and with good prices.