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Posted by DID 1 Dec 2011 4 Comments

A new bakery opened in downtown Durham at the end of November. Loaf is the storefront from Ron Graff and his wife Jamie, who have set up the stand with the same name at the Durham Farmer’s Market every Saturday for the past few years. We, like most, have regularly stopped by their stand to pick up a bite of one of the five or six loaves they have diced up for sampling and brought home a loaf. We are excited their freshly baked loaves will now be available not just on Saturday mornings.

The day we dropped by, Loaf had various baked goods including croissants, muffins, cookies, pies and of course loaves of bread. We chose a large multi-grain loaf for $4. It was a lovely, sturdy large whole grain loaf that stayed fresh a few days after we sliced it. It was great torn off in big hunks and eaten with soup.




Still very much newly opened and a work in progress, many of Loaf’s shelves were still bare. Also Loaf’s hours aren’t set in stone yet, we were told they’d tentatively be open 7am-7pm Monday-Saturday.

111 W. Parrish St.


  • tsq75 said:

    they make an amazing black olive loaf. and they’re incredibly creative with focaccia…


  • ernesto said:

    We have been buying their bread at the Durham Farmer’s Market every Saturday (and some Wednesday’s during the summer). The breads are all fantastic as are the individual sized fruited bread puddings.


  • Maxwell said:

    For those who don’t know: Jack-of-all-trades Ron Graff is also an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at UNC-Chapel Hill. Pretty amazing!


  • Sant said:

    The baguette I got there was exceptional, thinner crust and less dense than what I’ve gotten at other good bakeries (Rue Cler, Weaver St. Market)– pricier ($4) but worth it.


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