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Respite
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Today 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
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115 N Duke St Durham, NC 27701
115 North Duke StreetUSNorth CarolinaDurham27701
(919) 294-9737respitecafe.com
Coffee Shop, Tea Store
Coffee Shop
Tea Store
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Tea House
Today 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am – 8:00 pmTuesday 7:30 am – 8:00 pmWednesday 7:30 am – 8:00 pmThursday 7:30 am – 8:00 pmFriday 7:30 am – 8:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday Closed
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A coffee shop and tea house in the heart of the warehouse district offering a break from your grind! For a preview of meeting room availability please see. https://www.facebook.com/RespiteCafe/app_190322544333196?ref=page_internal.
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Neighborhood coffeehouse with ample teas, baked goods, free WiFi & games in airy cafe environs.- Google
"The wi-fi always works great and the baristas are the friendliest around."
"Very good coffee and great pastries."
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James Beswick
a month ago
Some really great teas with English scones, clotted cream and jam - what more can you ask for? There's plenty of comfortable seating, free wifi for the laptop crowd and a relaxing ambience about the place that makes it all the more enjoyable after a hard day of touristing around the area. The servers seems to be perpetually happy and nothing is too much trouble - definitely a place I look forward to returning to.
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Chad Guthrie
5 months ago
Great local coffee shop. Extensive list of teas (I tried the Green Mandarin). The vibe is also what I was looking for- people on their Macs, people reading the newspaper, eclectic things on which to sit, and ambient music.
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Ralph LaForge
a year ago
Respite is small, attractive ambience, and has potential. As soon as the baristas become consistent in making mochas I will give them a 4 or maybe even 5 star - I have had 3 mochas over 3 months and they all were consistently different.
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Tobacco Trail Church
a month ago
Great light
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Lucie Wismer
5 months ago
It's a great place to relax, meet a friend or work. The wi-fi always works great and the baristas are the friendliest around. They have some great drinks, including a lot of blends they make themselves, which are fabulous.
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Kristen Merryman
a year ago
Respite is one of the quieter coffee shops I've encountered in Durham - which was great for my visit, as I was able to easily find a table and get a good amount of work done (they have free wifi and a variety of different seating). They serve Carrboro Coffee Co. coffee and the cappuccino I ordered was tasty. They also have a wide variety of teas and baked goods available for sale, as well as a lunch menu. I visited in the middle of a weekday and there was no problem finding a spot on Duke street in front of the shop.
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Beth Mandel
a year ago
If Cocoa Cinnamon is the best place to get coffee in Durham, than Respite is the best place to get tea. They have over 50 different kinds of tea there, including several proprietary blends, and many imported herbals. I've tried their coffee and agree with other reviewers that it's just okay (stiff competition in Durham), but no one in town can meet or beat them in terms of tea selection. Perfect place to stop in on a blustery fall or winter day and grab a hot cuppa' to ward off your threatening cold. Comfy couches, friendly staff, and big windows complete the atmosphere and make it a fun place to hang out and work in with your pot of tea. Good pastries, too. A hidden gem, in this reviewer's opinion.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Thank you - glad you enjoy it!
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Peter C. Goswick
2 years ago
I really like this place. Very good coffee and great pastries. A good place to get some work done or just relax. Give it a try.
Response from the owner - a year ago
Glad you enjoyed it - we agree it's a great place to take a break!

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Have you had a cupcake with you macchiato lately? Maybe with vanilla cardamom.

Don't forget out Mother's Day teas Saturday as well!

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Hope to see you soon Michael, thanks!
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It's a damp and overcast Saturday here in #durham. We have warm tea, hot #coffee and #lattes for you. Bring a friend or find a book or game to explore and relax, it's the weekend, you've earned it!
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woke to sound of rain...wet cat ....one coffee down, one more now - and yes - a good book makes my day . 
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See if you can find this next time you come in. It will be updated with whatever nonstandard items we have currently, including the new syrups
https://instagram.com/p/1vF1_3I3jx/
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It’s that time again folks! Please consider voting for us in Durham Magazine and The Independent Weekly along with all your other favs!

http://durhammag.com/2015/04/07/best-of-durham-2015/

http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/BestoftheTriangle2015/

#bestof. #Durham #indyweek
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This saturday, in limited numbers we will have a cake donut and medium latte for $6! #coffeeandfriedcake #SatTreats
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Remember we will be closed for Memorial Day as we start summer with family. If you wish to honor the living brothers of the fallen please consider learning about https://www.missioncontinues.org.
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This Saturday in addition to our normal pot of earl grey Crete, golden Assam or English breakfast teas with 2 scones, clotted cream and jam for $7.50 we are extending that to all teas. For another 50 cents you can add some divine lemon curd and for $1.00 you may switch out the scones for 1 divine flourless chocolate cupcake.

Supply is limited but come celebrate your grad or treat your mom in style. And remember coffee and tea for home use always make great gifts! #mothersday#graduation
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Check out Ali (http://www.durhamstories.info/restaurants#respite) talking us up and a lot of other neat places in Durhamstories.info final project of the information sciences certificate at #duke designed to help students explore #Durham. 
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A bit about the history of our building. Thanks @opendurham. Personally partial to brown’s auto
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Today is #earthday. We here take that seriously daily; from the green elements in our buildout (recycled glass countertops and laminate in our cabinets), to mostly repurposed after new fabric furniture, and discounts for bringing your own container - as well as computable to go items - it is something we focus on constantly and is part of our mission.

If you did not see it here is a repost from last month highlighting local partnerships and other environmental measures. https://instagram.com/p/0NhMTio3rv/
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150 years ago tomorrow Pres. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Days later, the largest surrender of the Civil War happened right here in what came to be called Durham when Conf Gen Johnson and Gen Sherman signed a memorandum. Bennett Place Historic Site, Historic Stagville, and Duke Homestead State Historic Site are commemorating the end of the war/surrender, Washington Duke's walk home, and the freeing of the slaves with lots of events over the next few months.
#lincoln #civilwar   #durham  #bennettplace
It's a pretty amazing, we should all check it out and learn about our city and country's past, and how that momentous time 150 years ago impacted us today.

http://www.civilwardurham.com/experience/

http://www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com/special-events/150th-surrender-anniversary/
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