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Refectory Cafe, Durham, NC

Refectory Cafe

4.7
4.7
466 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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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Café

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    Rob Kinneen

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Afternoon Delights!

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM,Sat - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Enjoy a variety of small-plates Monday-Friday from 2:30pm-4:30pm and Saturday from 3pm-4:30pm

Popular dishes

Menu

Daily: 9AM-2:30PM. Sundays: 9AM-3PM

Happy Bowls

Add: mushroom +$1, avocado +$2, grape tomatoes +$1

  • Breakfast Bowl^$13.00

    Two local eggs your way, Cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon on breakfast potatoes or cheesy grits (Gluten-Free)

    • Signature Baked Oatmeal$5.00

      Ask about our flavor of the day!

      • Southern Style Shrimp & Grits$18.00

        Cheesy grits, gulf shrimp, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, white wine reduction

        • Tofu Scramble$13.00

          "Scrambled" tofu, red onion, broccoli, grape tomatoes, turmeric & lemon

          Specialties

          • Rise & Shine Breakfast^$15.00

            Two local, cage-free eggs your way, choice of natural applewood-smoked bacon, turkey or pork sausage; fried potatoes, sauteed veggies, or cheesy grits; choice of toast

            • "Which Came First?" Breakfast^$16.00

              Two local, cage-free eggs your way, buttermilk fried chicken, with your choice of grits, potatoes, or veggies, & toast

              • Huevos Rancheros$15.00

                Slow-cooked short ribs, two local cage-free eggs your way, sweet & spicy black beans, shredded mozzarella, lettuce, crema, pico de gallo on tostadas. Can be modified to fit vegan diets!

                • Signature Lemon Ricotta Pancakes$14.00

                  Chef's house-made batter, fresh fruit garnish, 100% pure maple syrup

                  • Vegan Pancakes$14.00

                    Chef's special creation, coconut milk & spices make these amazing!

                    • Challah Cinnamon French Toast

                      Chef's special creation, coconut milk & spices make these amazing!

                      • 3 Pieces$14.00

                    Soups

                    • Signature Scratchmade Soups$5.00

                      Creamy Potato Leek (Gluten-Free, Vegetarian), Creamy Tomato Basil (Vegetarian), Spicy Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo, Chicken & Dumplings, Vegan Chili (Vegan)

                      • Indian Dal^$15.00

                        Award-winning, fragrantly spiced, slow-cooked lentil & chickpea stew, over brown rice (pita on request, not Gluten-Free)

                        Avocado Toast

                        On toasted Ninth St. Bakery 7-grain bread (Gluten-Free +$1) add an egg $2.50

                        • Smoked Salmon$10.00

                          House-made avocado mash, smoked salmon, tomato, red onion

                          • Crispy Bacon$9.00

                            House-made avocado mash, corn cob smoked bacon, tomato, red onion

                            • Vegan$8.00

                              House-made avocado mash, pico de gallo, red onion, arugula

                              Sandwiches

                              Served with house-made chips, sweet or white potato fries

                              • Thelmas Turkey Cranberry Ciabatta$14.00

                                Roasted Turkey, Cheddar, green apple slices & cranberry

                                • Corned Beef or Turkey Reuben$15.00

                                  Schwartz's sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, housemade Russian dressing on Rye bread

                                  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich$15.00

                                    Bacon, lettuce, tomato, Swiss, Cheddar, avocado spread, Sriracha aioli on ciabatta bread

                                    • Philly Cheesesteak$16.00

                                      Grilled steak, onions, green peppers, mushrooms & provolone on ciabatta

                                      • Grilled Cheese$9.00

                                        Cheddar & Provolone on sourdough

                                        • Vegan Grilled Cheese$10.00
                                        • Gluten-Free Grilled Cheese$11.00
                                      • Classic Club Sandwich$14.00

                                        Roasted turkey breast, ham, bacon, Cheddar, Swiss, lettuce, tomato on your choice of toasted bread

                                        • Fried Chicken & Cheddar Biscuit$8.00

                                          Buttermilk fried chicken, made-from-scratch biscuit (no side)

                                          Burgers

                                          Served with house-made chips, sweet or white potato fries

                                          • Beef Burger$14.00

                                            Lettuce, tomato, red onion

                                            • Vegan Black Bean Burger$13.00

                                              Chef's special recipe, spinach, pickled red onion, vegan cashew aioli, wheat bun

                                              • Crab Cake Burger$17.00

                                                Maryland lump crab, avocado, sriracha aioli, brioche bun

                                                Last updated: April 14, 2022

                                                What 466 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                4.7
                                                4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.7Food
                                                • 4.6Service
                                                • 4.3Ambience
                                                • 4.4Value

                                                NoiseModerate

                                                Loved For

                                                • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

                                                  Great for Brunch

                                                • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

                                                  Healthy

                                                • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

                                                  American

                                                • Durham

                                                  Great for Brunch

                                                • Durham

                                                  Healthy

                                                • Durham

                                                  Great for Lunch

                                                • Durham

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                                                1. CT

                                                  CrystalT

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent food, as usual! Loved the shrimp and grits and the portions were sizable as well.

                                                2. MX

                                                  Mom3X

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                  overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                  The food for brunch was delicious. Our table was ready when we arrived; the staff had even put our name and a reserved sign on it! Unfortunately, the restaurant missed the mark with service. You order and pay from a QR code at your table and you do not see any waitstaff until this is done. Maybe this is a reaction to covid short-staffing and it is a good idea to keep staffing costs down, but it could be managed better. Since the restaurant knew we were coming (reservations and table placard) we should have been greeted with water at the minimum, The ordering app doesn't give much leeway for modifications on menu items other than a special request box that, in my case, was not paid attention to and I had to send my meal back to be re-made. Once our food was delivered, no one came to check on us,refill our waters, bring salt or pepper, etc...

                                                3. MD

                                                  MDPond

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                  overall3food4service5ambience2

                                                  This is a nice place, but parking on a Sunday morning is impossible. I realize everything has been done to improve the parking situation, but it is still extremely problematic. The food was good with a nice selection. Price is also reasonable. Would recommend with qualifications, especially to people with mobility issues.

                                                4. MM

                                                  MMailH

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Our table had crab cakes, gumbo, salmon with mushroom orzo and pork tenderloin medallions with linguine carbonara. Enjoyed all the dishes. Only thing missing was rice in the gumbo. All the food was seasoned beautifully and the portions were perfect.

                                                5. MT

                                                  MaryT

                                                  Charlotte

                                                  15 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  15 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  Always great food. Our server seemed a bit distracted. She forgot a glass of wine but charged us for it. We would have reminded her of the missed glass of wine, but she never returned to the table. We had to ask another server to bring us the bill. Other than that oversight, a great meal.

                                                6. AG

                                                  AnnG

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We were a party of 9 people with 7 different dinner entrees and seated at a square table for easy conversations. All of the entrees were well prepared, well presented, and delicious. The servers were attentive and friendly. We highly recommend The Refectory Cafe!!

                                                7. a

                                                  abc123

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Love the outdoor seating, service is excellent, food is even better and continues to be one of my favorite spots to enjoy spending time with friends with excellent food

                                                8. DL

                                                  DLMayer

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                  My only complaint is the outdoor picnic seating is uncomfortable and the relationship from the bench to table is too far. Otherwise A+

                                                9. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Palm Springs

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  1st time. Very satisfied

                                                10. DC

                                                  DougC

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                  It feels like an upscale diner. Meals were expensive but it costs a lot to eat out in 2022. Food was good and interesting. I liked it.

                                                11. B

                                                  Bill

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                  overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                  What was great: Food: delicious, impeccably prepared, and beautifully presented... as usual! Attitude of staff: positive and friendly. Reserved table, with outdoor seating: I made a reservation for outdoor seating for me, my wife, and our quite elderly friend--and when we arrived, our table was set up beautifully and even had a 'Reserved' sign with my name on it! We knew right where to sit -- and it was very comfortable, relaxing, and safe! What we didn't like: Staff apparently has been cut back; and electronics now rule. We encountered no option for ordering except electronically, by Smart phone - which we did. Also, since we had no wait staff approach us or check in with us (other than to quickly drop off the ordered food), we had no option for paying except by Smart phone - which was awkward because: (1) our elderly friend wanted to treat but I wanted to leave the tip. Also, who ever heard of leaving a tip at the same time as placing the order and before the food comes? I suggested to our friend that, with our help, she could pay upfront with her credit card and indicate "no tip" on the electronic bill - and, then, I would leave the tip, in cash, before leaving. Yes, I did leave a 20% (cash) tip - though whoever received the electronic order probably figured that we were stiffing them with a "0% tip." Also, I felt like our 20% tip was generous given that it didn't even feel like we had a server. We ordered 3 waters with no ice; when the order was delivered, all 3 waters did have ice. The server seemed pleasant but very busy and was gone in the blink of an eye after she quickly unloaded our order to our table. Also, no one subsequently checked to ask if things were OK... or to see if we needed anything; for example, no water refills were offered. I guess this is the wave of the future (or, some might say, the present) but, nevertheless, we all missed any semblance of the personal touch that has, in the past, characterized The Refectory.

                                                12. DL

                                                  DebraL

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Excellent brunch. The staff is always hustling and super accommodating. Delicious baked goods, especially the gluten-free items.

                                                13. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Charlotte

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Always a fantastic meal at the Refectory Cafe! The nicest staff, and the best food. Beautiful outdoor seating where we enjoyed a lovely brunch with old friends. Can’t wait to go back!

                                                14. C

                                                  Clementine1

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Food was delicious!

                                                15. CP

                                                  CathyP

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Food and service was very good. Ate outside, which was great. Waiter may want to ask customer if they want their cherry pie heated.

                                                16. a

                                                  abc123

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent food and service with outdoor seating. The food is exceptional always. Highly recommend the chef special - pork cheeks. Some of the best food in Durham.

                                                17. NK

                                                  NityaK

                                                  Austin

                                                  15 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  15 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great food and service!

                                                18. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Great meal served outside. Ambiance is good but right next to the parking lot. Brussels sprout appetizer was fabulous as well as the shrimp linguini. Service was excellent.

                                                19. F

                                                  Footballmom

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  This is a great spot, good food, nice staff. Cheese grits are yummy! On this trip the people next to us let their dog onto the table! What’s wrong with people?

                                                20. WR

                                                  WillRun4Food

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  45 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  45 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                  The food was amazing as always. The only issue is the lack of filtrated air inside with the table super close. Otherwise, I highly recommend.

                                                21. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Wonderful place to eat

                                                22. L

                                                  Lilsmos

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Avocado salmon toast was great and the corn beef hash with a tasty twist was excellent. Always recommend The Refectory!

                                                23. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Orange County

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  The staff was fantastic in their knowledge and advice of items on the menu!! .. The food was delicious; the short ribs were to die for!! .. Overall, excellent food and wonderful service; great value!!

                                                24. LP

                                                  LaurenP

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  The food is delicious and the staff is delightful.

                                                25. JS

                                                  JosephS

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                  I am new to the area and saw this restaurant on TripAdvisor. My wife and I were going to a show in Durham and we thought we'd give it a try. The ambience was very casual, the food was really good and the service was great. According to our waitress they are known for their brunch. I would recommend to those looking for a good value in a casual environment. Seafood and Italian seem to be their specialty.

                                                26. LR

                                                  LenoreR

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  The Refectory Cafe is a wonderful place to dine at a casual restaurant. The food is excellent, the wait staff super and the ambiance is perfect for a delicious meal out.

                                                27. K

                                                  Kimberly

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent food and service!

                                                28. SJ

                                                  SarahJDubs

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                  The food was delicious! Ordering from the App from outside was a bit confusing at first because we didn't know if someone was coming out with water, if we needed to order water, etc. but overall everything was great.

                                                29. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Denver

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                  We weren’t sure what to expect, but I have to say the food was outstanding! We had the chicken marsala & grilled salmon, both were prepared wonderfully. Will definitely return & enjoy one of their desserts.

                                                30. JW

                                                  JameW

                                                  Pittsburgh

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Used online ordering and food came out very quickly. Quiet because we sat outside.

                                                31. D

                                                  Danielle

                                                  Greensboro

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                  Birthday lunch

                                                32. BF

                                                  BethF

                                                  New York Area

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Nice healthy delicious options. Shrimp, salad, quiche, sandwich yummy. Excellent , friendly service. Nice, informal atmosphere. Reasonable prices .Indoor and outdoor seating. Will definitely go again and again.

                                                33. IB

                                                  IlgaB

                                                  Jacksonville

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                  overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                  The staff were extremely friendly, accommodating , professional and great service! My salmon with gnocchi was prepared very well, carrots undercooked. Second entree short ribs tender, could have used more sauce/ marinade over abundance of veggies which were undercooked! My cosmo and coffee after dinner drink were exceptional!

                                                34. a

                                                  arrbeejay

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  25 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  25 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                  overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                  We reserved and sat at an outside table, and ordered through their on-line app. The process was seamless and the service was great.

                                                35. MM

                                                  MarkM

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Interesting menu. One entree was delayed so the comped it without us even asking. Overall a great experience and meal. Thanks

                                                36. M

                                                  Mandie

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                  overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                  I was disappointed. I had never been there before this visit and and I don’t know if I would go back. I made a reservation 1:30 inside. When I get there, there is no staff to greet or give direction. We noticed tables said “reserved” on them with names. I couldn’t find mine anywhere, and again, there was no staff to help us. I had no idea who to ask. You also have to order your food and then sit down, which is fine, but confusing if you don’t know where to sit. My sister in law mentioned that we had a reservation and asked what to do and the person said, “oh we set that up for you in advance.” Yes we know, we cannot find the reservation. We’ve looked everywhere and it’s not there. We finally find it outside, and again, our reservation was for inside. Not a big deal because it was a nice day, but if that’s all that they could do it would have been nice to have been informed. We ordered separately from my sister and brother in law, but we’re at the same table. For some reason, their stuff came out properly and one time where as ours did not. I had to mention that we also had drinks for this table. We also saw other tables who ordered way after us get food before us. I seriously think that they forgot about us or didn’t put the information in correctly that we were at the same table. It was a good 35 minutes before we finally had our food, which is unacceptable. And honestly, it wasn’t worth the wait. It wasn’t bad. It was cooked properly and all, but it just wasn’t anything spectacular and certainly nothing that would need us to wait 35 minutes for, especially when my sister and brother in law ordered 30 seconds before us and got theirs within 15 minutes. So again, I don’t think I would go back, but I hope they make improvements for others who decide to go.

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                                                  tlmsmm

                                                  Western NC

                                                  25 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  25 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  This is a must when in Durham area. Always fresh and quality ingredients used to prepare a timely served meal. Staff are friendly and very genuine! Best brunch around!

                                                  Refectory CafeResponded on April 4, 2022

                                                  Thank you TLSMM! Delighted you loved everything! We appreciate the "5-Star Review"! Gratefully, Laura

                                                38. S

                                                  Sharon

                                                  Houston

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Large party celebrating post wedding. Restaurant was very accommodating adding a larger table at last minute and providing wine advice. Very yummy food. Would definitely come back!

                                                  Refectory CafeResponded on April 4, 2022

                                                  Thank you very much Sharon! We enjoyed your table - super great guests. We look forward to serving you again soon! Laura

                                                39. C

                                                  Carol

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  What a delicious surprise! Our first visit, but it certainly won't be our last. A little pricey, but the food was great!

                                                  Refectory CafeResponded on April 4, 2022

                                                  Thank you Carol, We love being a "delicious surprise"! We appreciate the 5-Star review and look forward to serving you again soon! Bon Appetit! Laura

                                                40. CC

                                                  ConradC

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great breakfast place. Great way to start weekend.

                                                  Refectory CafeResponded on April 4, 2022

                                                  Thank you Conrad! We appreciate the 5-Star Review. We love the "great start to the weekend" - we agree... ;-) Bon Appetit! Laura

                                                Safety precautions

                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                  • Contactless payment available
                                                • Physical distancing

                                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                • Protective equipment

                                                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                • Screening

                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                  • Staff temperature check required

                                                FAQs

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

                                                Refectory Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 466 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                Google Map for Refectory Cafe

                                                2726 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham, NC 27707

                                                Dining areas

                                                Additional information

                                                • Cross street

                                                  Academy Road

                                                • Neighborhood

                                                  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

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Café

                                                • 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

                                                • Executive chef

                                                  Rob Kinneen

                                                • Additional

                                                  Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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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