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Beyu Caffe

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335 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
+1 919-683-1058
07:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri 07:30 - 00:00
Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Located in downtown Durham where a thriving foodie culture has made standing out difficult, the Beyu Caffe has risen to the occasion with a varied menu, great food, and relaxed atmosphere. Located practically next door to the always packed Dame's Chicken and Waffles, the Beyu was our destination on a recent Sunday morning. We were seated quickly by pleasant staff... More 

Thank Carolinian2013
Taichung, Taiwan
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

If you are in downtown Durham and looking for a nice spot to relax, grab a cup of something to drink and enjoy some quiet personal time or enjoy chatting with friends, this is your spot. The environment and location couldn't be better and the staff couldn't be friendlier.

Thank Todd B
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a place to sit down, unwind & enjoy some great entertainment, this is your place!! Wednesday night's from 8-11pm is Brett's Open Mic!! No cover (for a limited time) charge, and you can here good music from some talented, amazing musicians, Feel free to walk in, write your name on the list, & cue the... More 

Thank ladycnc
Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I came here for a quick lunch in between errands. We both ordered salads which were pretty good. The staff seemed to be very preoccupied with talking amongst themselves, not attending to tables well, and more concerned with their own conversations vs. serving. Unfortunately, with this kind of customer service, they will have few people return for... More 

Thank EWZ14
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189 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Went for breakfast with my family. Food was ordinary. Nothing worth writing about except maybe the Mexican latte which was good (coffee, chocolate, spices in a latte. Not groundbreaking). Service was pretty awful. Waitress took forever to come to the table initially, then realized she had never brought our menus. When she eventually returned with the menus, plopped them down... More 

Thank Zedd97511
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My husband and I were invited to see a jazz singer at Beyu and liked the experience. However, we made a reservation but were not told that the reservation was for the bar. We were a group of four people so it was difficult to carry a conversation and truly enjoy our time together as friends. Besides, it was very... More 

Thank willandsimone
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of having lunch at the Beyu Caffe while on business. The service was friendly and efficient and the shrimp and grits were delicious. The atmosphere is "cozy" but not crowded to the point where you can hear the conversation of others. The tables for two are a little small which can be a challenge based on... More 

Thank Fancy03
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting from out of town and heard it was good so we decided to give it try. I ordered shrimp and grits and he ordered a hamburger with sweet potato fries. The gravy was very good which helped make the dish. My grits had no taste and were clumpy. Since the gravy is on top... More 

Thank Ladonna J
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a good music venue, but the food is just so-so. I suggest eating first at anyplace on the block, then coming for the music. The music events sell out fast, so you usually can't just show up.

Thank Todd M
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Aura of the restaurant is the best thing about this place, if quiet and relaxing if thats what you are after. The food is just ok in my opinion. It has been hit or miss, nothing to write home about.

Thank Kamillah G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
American, Bar, Cafe, Pub, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-683-1058
Nestled in the heart of downtown, Beyu Caffee is a Coffeehouse, Bistro, Restaurant, and Bar opening early morning for breakfast; mid-day for lunch; and staying open late night with a full bar and dinner menu. It offers live music Thursday - Saturday nights with award winning food, great service, and an atmosphere to "be you".

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?