Durham >Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie
Delicious!. After walking into the bakery I knew I was in for a great experience. The first time I went I bought a dozen different delicious treats and was happy with each and every one of them. So, when the time came for me to pick out a wedding cake they were at the top of my list. The wedding cake was a little untraditional, but the best wedding cake I have ever had. The price a lot cheaper then traditional cakes as well! I couldn't have been happier!
amazing quality for the money. This has become our favorite place to grab lunch on the weekend. The quality of the food is extremely high for the money, and they have a great German beer (Franziskaner Weissbier) on tap along with a great selection of coffees and teas. Highly recommended!
Go in person--don't order in advance. We had been huge fans of Guglhupf until we ordered in advance. Twice, our orders were lost or forgotten. The first time, the item we ordered was in stock so it was no big deal. The second time, my wife's birthday cake simply wasn't made and the bakers had gone home for the day. Bad news! The third time, the cake we ordered tasted 3 days old. I'm sure it was delicious when it was fresh, but it was no better than the stale baked goods at Whole Foods.
Gotta Try It!. The man who always seems to be there when I've bought pastries has always been right on the money with his recommendations. Try the fruit tarts-they are fabulous. Definitely the best pastries in the triangle and worth the trip from Wake Forest.
Hidden Secret. Once you finally find Guglhupf you'll never forget where it is! It's "hidden" off 15-501, and there is not much if any of a sit down atmosphere until the finish the outside cafe area. Try a variety of breads and pastries...you can't go wrong. I recommend the bretzels...yum!
Great for the pretentious and there seems to be a lot of them buying at this place, just walk by a few of them when you visit. I though this would be different than the Chapel Hill folks. Not hardly. Just the same type who go to Fosters and Nana's.
Service is terrible and pastries are a joke"Oily" and tough. Breads are OK.
Meraviglioso!. Quite possibly the best pastries and breads this side of the Atlantic. The ciabatta with Kalamata olives is out of this world, and the croissants melt in your mouth. I have been consistently impressed with the quality and selection. I'm new to the Triangle area and was happy to find a slice of Europe so close to home....especially when that "slice" is from a fresh-baked baguette!
TO DIE FOR. WOW!!! THIS PLACE IS THE BEST! WE USED THEM FOR OUR WEDDING CAKE(S) AND WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. MY HUSBAND FOUND THIS PLACE AND SAYS IT IS JUST LIKE HIS GRANDMOTHER USE TO MAKE (SHE WAS FROM GERMANY). GIVE IT A TRY - YOU WON'T REGRET IT.
It's a Mouthful!. This premier German bakery has the freshest, most delicious pastries and breads in the Triangle. The staff is friendly and hospitable. This is North Carolina's best-kept secret...but perhaps not for long, as work is underway on a full sit-down cafe. Don't be fooled by tasteless so-called "artisan breads" at your local chain grocery store. This is the real thing!
U don't know what bread is.... ..until you've had European-style baked goods. At least that was true for me. Until I traveled to Germany years ago, I had no idea what breads and pastries could be. Guglhupf creates incredible sweet pastries. The danish twist is my favorite, but I also love the interesting combinations of sweet, soft cheeses and fruits (kiwi even)! The croissants are exquisite - though a little too buttery (if that's possible) sometimes. Other breads are hearty, fresh, and melt in your mouth. **UPDATE - as of 8/26/02 they are adding on to the building. Prob. for inside seating!
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