Friday, December 18, 2009
See you at Beyu Caffe
The cafe's motto is to simply "be you," which is easy to do at this new downtown Durham hotspot, Beyu Caffe. You could literally set up shop at 7am and not leave till late at night. Between the amazing coffee, fresh baked pastries, lunch and dinner menus, and the fully stocked bar you would never have to leave. Not to mention the relaxed atmosphere and helpful waitstaff. Among those willing to help you choose a coffee or a glass of wine is founder and manager, Dorian Bolden. He's right in the thick of things, meeting customers and generally making sure everything's running smoothly.
The cafe is open from 7am to 11pm, catering to both the early morning coffee crowd as well as the late night lounge group. If you're there in the morning try any one of the variety of coffee beverages from a cup of black coffee to an Oprah Mocha (espresso with dark chocolate, white chocolate and steamed milk). Pair that with your choice of pastries or a homemade crepe. The lunch menu includes a variety of salads and sandwiches, with daily soup selections, great for the cold weather setting in. Try the turkey panini for a delicious, rich combination of turkey, goat cheese and pear chutney. The dinner menu includes many of the salads and apps available at lunch with the addition of some larger entrees such as the Hanger Steak complete with herb butter and fries. To go along with your steak, try a glass of the Merlot, a smooth red full of fruit, or a spicy glass of Malbec.
To end the evening, there's a variety of cheesecakes, truffles and dessert coffees to choose from. Or try a glass of the Cava, a sparkling wine from Spain that's a perfect finish to a great night. Starting in the new year, the cafe will be featuring live music as well as spoken word to keep you entertained throughout the late hours of the night. All in all, this cafe is a great addition to Main St. and will likely attract a good crowd throughout the day as it offers something for every taste and mood.