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True Flavors Diner

4.4


Phone: (919) 316-7978
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Photo of Melanie Lynch Melanie Lynch
Jun 3, 2019 5

I came for a solo brunch today and sat at the bar. Watching the kitchen move so cohesively and at such a fast pace was impressive and got me excited about the food early on. I ordered the chicken and waffles, which came with a biscuit served before my meal. The biscuit was the perfect size and moist. My (4 mini) waffles were absolutely incredible and could have been eaten without syrup (note: there is an ample amount of powdered sugar on the plate). The dish came with two eggs I requested to be scrambled with cheese added. I was pleased to find the eggs soft with cheese melted in and seasoned well. While I only eat chicken 1-2 times a year, there was a good (boneless) portion on my plate waiting to be devoured. First bite: overcooked. Second bite: barely seasoned. Had I eaten the chicken WITH the waffle, it would have been heaven. Addt’l notes: + friendly service + good coffee + skip the substitutions & order as-is (if you can) + you will be full + the restaurant is small so I’m sure they get slammed on the weekends (I came on a Monday late morning & sat right away, restaurant was approx. 60% full) + few vegan options + no alcohol

Photo of Erica E Erica E
Jun 18, 2019 4

SO GOOD. Everything I have ever had has been spectacular. I would like to see more vegetarian options on the menu. The biscuits are delicious! This is my go to spot for bringing a morning date. The wait is long on the weekends.

Photo of Tim Nolan Tim Nolan
May 20, 2019 5

Delicious Brunch! Great service! Good vibes. Worth the wait. No complaints. I had a farmer's omelet with potatoes and asparagus on the side. I could really taste the fresh herbs. Ate some of my brothers pancakes they were incredible. The chicken and waffles came with 3 perfect plump waffles. The coffee was good and they had cheerwine.

Photo of Jay Komthongpane Jay Komthongpane
Apr 11, 2019 4

You must get here early to beat the lunch crowd. Excellent service. Excellent food. I myself had the must try duck hash. Others had the fluffy pancake dish. Chicken and waffles. The super buttery fresh biscuits were a treat. The omelet with side of Cajun shrimp and grits was looking good. I wish I can try everything.

Photo of Regina Laessle Regina Laessle
Apr 19, 2019 4

This is a hidden gem in a strip mall off Hwy 55! The food is fresh, flavorful and creative! They are only open for breakfast and lunch and serve breakfast the whole time. The biscuits are a must try and the omelettes filling but light and fluffy. Try the red pepper jelly on the biscuits, it's not what you expect! This spot will be in heavy rotation! Would have loved to give 5 stars but they added gratuity without disclosing.

Photo of Peter Robson Peter Robson
Jun 23, 2019 5

Been here three times, amazing every time. Had the catfish benedict, really good. Potatoes that came with it were soft on the inside crunchy on the outside. Biscuits that come out first are great as is the jam/marmalade that comes with them. Just an overall great place.

Photo of Sandra Benton Sandra Benton
Sep 4, 2019 3

Love the atmosphere (Durham) and my service was excellent!!! I wanted to love everything about this place - and did enjoy the space and service!! Our server was personable and very attentive - he really was a pleasure. There was also a young woman that chatted with us briefly - said to keep an eye out for the rooftop bar opening - that will be cool. I may try it one more time - and make better menu choices. My system can't handle that much grease, oil and butter.

Photo of Areej Abdulwahab Areej Abdulwahab
Aug 20, 2019 5

I love Southern food and this place is serving the greatest Southern breakfast.! I had chicken and biscuits was super good which is my favorite dish! I never changed my order since 2016 but I tried many different dishes and all of were excellent. They have a huge parking lot but the restaurant was always crowded. The people of their super nice and friendly. They had good desserts ( cakes ) too. Highly recommended.

Photo of Teresa Thompson Teresa Thompson
Oct 9, 2019 4

This is one of Durham's best keep secrets. The atmosphere and food is amazing. Worth sharing this secret!

Photo of Jarrod Gough Jarrod Gough
Oct 8, 2019 5

These guys understand food. So much depth of flavor! Sit at the bar overlooking the kitchen and you’ll be able to see that artistry come to life.

Photo of Brittney Howard Brittney Howard
Nov 11, 2019 3

I use to love this place. Seems like the last time few times I went the food wasn’t that great for the wait. The waffles and pancakes are super thick like bread which in my opinion makes for a horrible waffle. The chicken really doesn’t have season on it. The shrimp and grits my cousin received was very watery. To the point he needed a spoon to finish it up. Last the waiter wasn’t that great. She did what she was supposed to do but no smile, no friendly greeting and about 10 mins after we finished we were asked to leave to give up another table for someone else. I get it, you have others waiting but who wants to go to brunch only to be rushed out! It’s apart of the experience. Probably won’t be back, and I usually go every few months.

Photo of DJ Rogers DJ Rogers
Nov 10, 2019 5

Every time I come here it is a superb experience. They had some tech issues (not their fault) last time and they were direct, polite, and still super prompt. Anyone who comes to Durham, I recommend true flavors first.

Photo of Bill Bonney Bill Bonney
Nov 17, 2019 4

Server could have been friendlier but was busy so no worries. Food was FANTASTIC and 2nd x there and still very happy with everything iv ordered. They do forget to bring things but again, very busy so................. but worth the wait trust me.

Photo of Jocelyn Gray Jocelyn Gray
Nov 11, 2019 5

I finally had a chance to make it over here and I am not disappointed. Food is great. I would definitely recommend the duck hash.

Photo of Belle D Belle D
Nov 29, 2019 3

Came there with a party of five. They had issues with us being late after texting us. We were not that late! When we were finally seated I wanted the duck hash with no peppers. Waitress who by the way was not very pleasant said we can do that. After a period time she came back and said I'm sorry the peppers are mixed in but it's not that many you should be fine. I said no, I don't want peppers. I asked to see the menu cause I had a backup choice because of the peppers. It seemed like a chore for her to bring me the menu. Then she LITERALLY dropped it and walked away. I had to flag her down to place my order. Still seemed annoyed. I ordered the moonshine french toast. AFTER I ordered it, she came back to tell me, no ice cream and only sausage links for meat. At this point I'm like whatever. Food came out pretty quick. I had 2 SAD pieces of French toast, what LITERALLY looked like 1 HOTDOG and rubbery scrambled eggs. I've been here 6+ times previous. This was the worst customer service experience from them! Almost every single server had a scowl on their face. I was excited for the company and for their recent expansion but now I fear they won't last... I do not recommend them currently.

Photo of Cinnamon Frame Cinnamon Frame
Dec 29, 2019 4

If you are a fan of lots of butter and soul food, this is perfect. If you are looking for a lighter meal ask the server for suggestions. The shrimp and grits and the biscuits and gravy were both swimming in butter. Tasty, but a bit too heavy a meal for me.

Photo of Kebreeya Lewis Kebreeya Lewis
Feb 14, 2020 5

Today was my first time going. That was THE BEST food I've ever had in my entire life! I didn't know that place was there but heard a lot about it. Conveniently placed in RTP/Durham/Apex area. The atmosphere was amazing. The employees were amazing!! The food!!! Oh my!! Out of this world. I forgot the proper name of what I got but I ordered the veggie grits bowl! 😍😍😍 10 stars if I could!!!!

Photo of Jessica Harriman Jessica Harriman
Feb 25, 2020 5

Wow this place was great! The food was amazing and fast. Very cozy spot. Everyone was friendly with the exception of one. We got the French Toast was incredible chewy soft and crispy huge portion. We also got the chicken sandwich so big and juicy. We are so far from here but we will defintley be going there again. Thank you for the great food!