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Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake - Refectory Cafe, Durham, NC

Refectory Cafe

4.6
4.6
932 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Established in 2005, The Refectory Cafe was the first “Green” restaurant on the Duke campus and was located at the Duke Divinity School. The Refectory Cafe focused on social & environmental sustainability, healthy dining and sourcing from local farms.
The award-winning Refectory Cafe was to be a “one-of-a-kind” local farm to table restaurant where omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, plant-based, KETO and gluten-free diets could all happily share a table together in the same facility. Every diet classification could delight in delicious, satisfying, creative food from a common menu, while enjoying the health benefits of consuming nutrient-dense meals devoid of chemical additives – all while practicing social & environmental sustainability.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Organic, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 9:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 908-6798
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Jake Miles
  • Catering
    Seven-days a week, Breakfast, lunch & Dinner. Comfortable casual events to full service, you design your perfect event - we will deliver!
  • Private party facilities
    Delicious & Nutritious, serving all diets, always. Cafe can be rented for private parties - indoor and outdoor experiences. Staff fully vaccinated
  • Area
    Durham
  • Cross Street
    Academy Road
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of parking in our private lot, right outside the front or side doors. Handicapped parking out front.
  • Public Transit
    Bus stop across the street from the cafe
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Italian Wine Dinner

    USD 98.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for another spectacular evening celebrating the wines of Italy and a fabulous menu from Executive Chef Jake Miles and Pastry Chef Rosa Redel! A short mixer with a little bubbly begins the exceptional experience followed by four creative courses paired with fabulous wines.
    Italian Wine Dinner photo

What 932 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for brunch

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Healthy

  • Durham

    Great for brunch

  • Durham

    Child-friendly

  • Durham

    Good for groups

  • Durham

    Healthy

  • Durham

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Durham

    Great for outdoor dining

932 Reviews
  1. BobL

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. This is one of Durham’s finest restaurants. Dessert are made in house and were delicious.

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  2. NCVisitor

    Raleigh

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We have eaten at the Refectory Cafe several times but this is the first time in a couple of years we have been there. We were there for a family birthday celebration on a busy Saturday night. Although our server was very good, it seemed like the kitchen was quite disjointed. It took forever to receive our food. A side item two of us had ordered to accompany our main dishes was not delivered to the table until after we had finished our main dish, so I asked the server to return the side item to the kitchen and to remove the charge from our bill. Based on our earlier experiences at the Refectory Cafe, we expected to have a better experience, and we were disappointed.

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  3. moxie1406

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The refectory café is a neighborhood gem! I highly recommend the huevos rancheros with brisket. The bakery case with a wide array of delectable delights is guaranteed to please your sweet tooth.

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  4. lifeb4kids

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a peaceful evening that allowed us to enjoy our meal and have good conversation without yelling.

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  5. Cheryl

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server Anthony was very welcoming and helpful to us.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I came into town for a conference at Duke, and dined here a few times during our stay. The food was fresh and delicious each time, and the dessert selections were great. What sets this place apart is the incredible service, and Anthony provided an exceptional dining experience. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by!

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  7. DrMM

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service was great. We went for and plan to go back for brunch.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Great staff- Anthony and Kyle were fantastic and fun! The food was fresh, creative, and delicious!

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  9. MEve

    Atlanta Metro

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was hit and miss. Many people in our party were raving about their meals. Some were so unhappy that they sent their food back. There wasn’t the ability to get refills or refunds. Very awkward experience.

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  10. TifffanyS

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food with a variety of choices. Service was five star!

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FAQs

Refectory Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 908-6798.

Refectory Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 932 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Refectory Cafe

2726 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Academy Road
  • Area
    Durham
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 9:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Organic, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of parking in our private lot, right outside the front or side doors. Handicapped parking out front.
  • Public Transit
    Bus stop across the street from the cafe
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Jake Miles
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 908-6798
  • Catering
    Seven-days a week, Breakfast, lunch & Dinner. Comfortable casual events to full service, you design your perfect event - we will deliver!
  • Private party facilities
    Delicious & Nutritious, serving all diets, always. Cafe can be rented for private parties - indoor and outdoor experiences. Staff fully vaccinated
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