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Piedmont Durham Brunch

Posted by DID 9 Mar 2014 4 Comments

Remember those days of hitting the farmer’s market, strolling into Piedmont, ordering Eggs Piedmont and settling down for some bluegrass music? Piedmont Brunch used to popular and it was a sad day in Durham when they suspended it.

Now, thankfully, it’s back. They’ve been serving just a few weeks and the crowds aren’t back yet, but the great food certainly is. We popped in two weeks ago after making the rounds at the market. Brunch is served starting at 10:30 am and the menu is made up of a wide variety of sweet and savory options, all sourced locally when possible.

They are also offering an impressive brunch cocktail menu that includes mimosas, milk punch, a bloody mary that comes complete with a shrimp, pickled okra, olives and more. Piedmont is also serving a tangerine-orange juice and Larry’s Beans coffee.

We ordered some sweet potato bread and a round of mimosas to start. The bread was excellent, dense and toasted on a griddle in butter. The cup of butter it was served with seemed excessive and we abstained.

The housemade granola with yogurt and apples was excellent, the granola fresh and studded with cherries and almonds. The side of Neuske’s bacon was honestly better the more common Benton on local menus.

The crab benedict was overloaded with fresh crab, though I found the large portion of kale it was served atop off-putting. I love kale as much as the next person, but just not with breakfast.


The country ham and cheese omelet is great – fluffy eggs, lots of cheese, just a bit light on the ham. The hashbrowns are the twice-cooked chunk variety with a punch of spice.

Overall everything was excellent, Piedmont is a great option for brunch on Saturday, especially after a farmer’s market stroll. And we’re glad to see Piedmont’s doors open on Saturday mornings once again.

Piedmont Durham
401 Foster Street




  • Ralph Haygood said:

    I’ve already been once and plan to return frequently. It is indeed wonderful brunch is back.


  • Div said:

    How is Piedmont these days? I haven’t heard great things over the last couple years, but don’t they have a new chef and/or owners?


  • Faux Paws said:

    Piedmont used to be the place I’d take out of towners until a couple of years ago.

    Have visited twice in the last couple of months and have been very happy with the offerings of the new chef.

    Wait staff, esp Hailey are attentive and knowledgeable.

    If you haven’t been there for a while, give it another chance.

    Durham: Where else could you visit a great farmers market, get in a workout(YMCA) eat at Piedmont for lunch, then catch a matinee at the Carolina Theatre? All within two blocks!


  • ERDavis82 said:

    Thanks for the update. I used to love Piedmont when it opened, then moved for a while, then when I came back it was pretty bad. Good to hear things have changed for the better and looking forward to trying it again.


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