Durham >Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie
German Bakery/Cafe at it's finest!.
Guglhupf's bakery is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach! Gorgeous pastries, tempting breads, and tasty bretzels.
If you can, go early in the day, by late afternoon, the selection is often very small, especially on Sundays after 2pm.
In the cafe, they have yummy sandwiches and soups! check the LCD screen for daily specials. If you like cucumbers at all, get the cucumber salad. Another favorite is the bratwurst on bretzel sub with saurkraut.
Be aware, it's very crowded at lunch, and around noon on weekends.
Sunday brunch menu is tasty! if you've got more than 2 people, go ahead and get a brunch bread basket, as well, it'll get eaten!
Delicious!. I cannot say enough good things about Guglhupf. Their breakfasts are great and so are their lunches. I don't even know where to start with the bakery items. I'm not a huge fan of pastries or breads, but when I walk in there, I can't help myself. I want to try one of everything. It's a great atmosphere and a beautiful space for lunch with some friends or colleagues. You won't be disappointed.
Had high hopes.... I am new to the area and was really excited to try this place because I love good European style breads. I admit I am a total bread snob and I look for the best bakery everywhere I go. I thought Guglhupf was disappointing. I first tried a baguette and a croissant, thinking those should be good basic representations. The baguette was too fluffy - nothing special at all. The croissant tasted good, but was really greasy. Then, I figured, it's a German bakery, so why was I getting French stuff? So I went back and got brezels and rolls. Eh. Still not that exciting. It's a cute place, with a nice outdoor area, and maybe the food and pastries are good, but to me a good European style bakery's got to have a great baguette. Still searching....
Long lines, good food. Be prepared to stand in line for a while, but it is almost always worth it. Guglhupf operates a cafeteria-style dining room with great sandwiches, salads, etc. I appreciate the fact that they serve reasonable portions, rather than dumping pounds of food on my plate, particularly because that means I usually have room for dessert. Their chocolate and apple tarts are wonderful.
A positively wonderful / relaxing experience. I took my father-in-law to this place. My mother-in-law heard about it in a magazine up in PA. My father-in-law was impressed as was I. The food was absolutely out of this world. The atmosphere is extremely comfortable and inviting. The kind of place you can just 'linger' in. Have some lunch... sit a while and finish up with some dessert. I will definately be back and can't wait to treat my husband to this 'rare' find! He has been looking for a good rueben and know I know just where to get it! My father-in-law had the schnitzel and found it to be of the best quality he has ever had. I had the BEST turkey sandwich ever. The bread was wonderful and the cucumbers were a nice touch to the sandwich. We also had dessert, I'm clueless as to what it was other than it was shaped like a shrimp (only larger) or half moon and covered by almonds. Each end was dipped in chocolate. It was very light yet sinfully good. I will definately be back and soon!
Great food!. The food at this place is some of the best in the area! Great place to relax for a nice breakfast, especially on the outdoor patio when its warm out!
Wonderful doesn't begin to describe this bakery!. We love to have breakfast here. Come for a leisurely patio meal and read your paper over sumptious fruit tarts, fresh baked earthy, dense breads, and a delicious cup of coffee. Come early because the only negative about this delightful place is that all of the goodies run start running out by lunchtime!
Traditional European bakery proves that old ways are best when it comes to breads and sugary concoctions..
A quick turn off Chapel Hill Boulevard is all it takes to visit an Old World bakery. The space is cozy and warm, perfumed by the world's oldest aromatherapy. Some customers grab a quick coffee and pastry at a stand-up table, but most take their crinkly white packages home. Among the vast array of breads available are Copenhagen multigrain, volken and classic crusty Tuscan bread. Specialties include brezel and Guglhupf, the bakery's namesake bread.
AWESOME. After spending two years living in Germany it didn't take me long to start searching for a European bakery once I moved back to the Triangle. This place is awesome and takes me back to Europe with every taste. Everything is made fresh every morning, so it is best to arrive early before the selection is gone. Try it once and you will become a repeat customer.
There are few places.... ...That I insist on bringing out of towners. This is one of them. The pastries are immaculate. To be honest, I'm not as huge a fan of the breads (though their denser, whole grain varieties are very good). The service can be painfully slow at times, but that's about it. Don't fault them, as someone below did, for the fact that their clientelle is "snooty". They're only guilty of making really good pastries.
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