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111 W Parrish St, Durham, NC 27701-3320
+1 919-797-1254
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“ham” (4 reviews)
“bread” (13 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
French, Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
111 W Parrish St, Durham, NC 27701-3320
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

From the beautiful smile thru a window of a baker drew me into this unreal oasis of european delicacies... transported back to Paris .. this mornings croissant was exactly what exactly what it should be... I will be driving a hr and a half every...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Loaf offers a range of very high qualify baked goods. The twice-baked croissant, ginger sesame bar, and the sesame bread are particularly good. Cookies, a range of breads, and other pastries are available. No indoor seating is available but there are outside tables just around...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank williamsM29HU
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Stopped in here after a stroll through Durham on a lovely day. Tried the Kouign-Amann, and it was good. Caramel bottom and a nice soft center and wasn't overly dry. Would have been really good with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank brummywanderer2510
Geoff C, Public Relations Manager at Loaf, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thanks for stopping in! Next time grab some of our Counter Culture coffee to go with your pastry.

Reviewed 12 March 2018

We chose this bakery for breakfast on vacation, having scoped out several. Good choice. We ordered one giant butter croissant, a chocolate croissant and a double baked almond croissant. Warm. Buttery. Perfect. My ONLY ding is for lack of product in the cases. We got...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank washnahi
Reviewed 6 August 2017

So many delicious breads. Have also had some delicious muffins but my favorite is the Almond Croissant. Try Everything! You will not be dissapointed. Remember this is NOT a restaurant, it is a bakery.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank LJinSC
Geoff C, Public Relations Manager at Loaf, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed.

Reviewed 19 July 2017

While my car was getting fixed nearby, I was wandering around downtown Durham trying to find breakfast. I found Loaf and when I went inside, I immediately noticed the smell of freshly baked bread - it was heavenly. I ordered a ham and gruyere croissant...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Stephanie_MEL
Geoff C, Public Relations Manager at Loaf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you! We're glad you stopped in and enjoyed. Hope to see you soon and hope your car is OK! Love, Loaf

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Seeded sourdough, polenta bread, almond croissant, asparagus, ham and cheese wrapped in a pastry ... these are just a few of our favorite things, and amazing chocolate chip cookies .... it is a must visit at the farmers market and definitely worth stopping by their...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank CaryNC2
Geoff C, Public Relations Manager at Loaf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review!

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I wish I had discovered this bakery earlier on my trip. They have a decent selection of phenomenal pastries. The croissants are light, buttery and flaky. Everything you could possibly all for. As others have mentioned this is a storefront and not a restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The ham and gruyere croissant was flaky, buttery, and delicious! The cheese Danish was perfect - not too sweet, but amazing.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Joey N
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Man o Man... I wish Loaf was in Charlotte. Their coffee was amazing and their crossiants delicious. I am so glad I dont live close, I would be there every Saturday for coffee and crossiants. The Ham and Guyere was delicious. We also bought Chocolate...More

Date of visit: November 2016
1  Thank MinPinMom
Geoff C, Public Relations Manager at Loaf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

Thank you for the very kind review! Come back soon!

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Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 W Parrish St, Durham, NC 27701-3320
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-797-1254
Loaf features artisanal breads, pastries, and cookies baked in the brick oven at our Parrish St. Location. The styles of loaves include Baguettes, RyeKorn, Olive, Polenta, Seeded Rosemary, Sesame, Challah, Whole Wheat, Pain de Campagne, and Multigrain. Pastries include Pain au Chocolates, Nanaimo Bars, Gougeres, Croissants, Cinnamon Rolls, Strawberry Bread Pudding Muffins, Fig Scones, and Caneles de Bordeaux, among many others. Loaf also has a variety of savory items like flatbreads (often vegan), bialys, ham and gruyere croissants, and croissants filled with sauteed mushrooms and greens that are available daily. We sell an assortment of local cheeses, Big Spoon Roasters handcrafted nut butters, and other delicious items such as jams and jellies (made in-house) that can be enjoyed with our breads. Counter Culture coffee, Maple View Farm milk, Honest Tea, San Pellegrino, Fizzy Lizzy, and Cheerwine are some examples of the beverages available in the shop. Call for special orders.
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