The menu at East Durham Bake Shop varies from day-to-day and changes with the seasons. We make everything by hand, from scratch in small batches and then bake off just enough to sell for the day so that everything you get is freshly made. Scroll down to see a sample of our daily offerings.

Looking to place an order? Give us a call at the shop during business hours at (919) 957-1090.


a sliced apple pie made with local North Carolina apples


We have a regularly rotating menu of fruit pies and chess pies available by the slice every day.


Made with local buttermilk from Homeland Creamery and rotating seasonal fillings, these are the perfect treat with a hot tea or coffee.

our handmade hand laminated croissants made daily after a three day process are some of the best in Durham


Our flakey croissants are handmade in house through three day process and baked fresh each morning. Once these rich, buttery pastries hit the case they sell out quickly!

Local North Carolina grown strawberries with a hint of ginger in a flakey handmade pie crust


Individual size galettes made with seasonal local fruit using our handmade pie dough. Try one with housemade fresh whipped cream!

dark chocolate pie, lemon chess pie, coconut sweet potato pie, fruit pie, lattice top pie



Looking for a whole pie? Please call us to place an order! Our pies have earned a following because the dough is made, rolled and formed by hand and our fillings are made completely from scratch. As such we ask for at least 24 hours notice for orders. Our current whole pie menu can be found  here. Call us at 919-957-1090 to place an order and find out about our current offerings!

We take care to make sure we serve the freshest handmade pies and only bake off what we need for orders and we expect to sell by the slice in the shop each day. As such we generally do not have additional whole pies for sale (though you can always call to ask, sometimes things happen!)

handmade croissants in Durham North Carolina. Ham and cheese, butter or videri chocolate


We make our chocolate croissants with Videri chocolate and hand laminate our fermented dough to make the perfect buttery, flakey treat.


An original bake shop creation inspired by some of our favorite flavors- a brioche bun with cardamom, honey, cashews and a hint of rosewater- this sweet treat is a customer favorite.


Our housemade granola is the perfect breakfast filled with cashews, coconut and pepitas, sweetened with local sourghum syrup, vanilla and a hint of bourbon. It’s gluten free and vegan! Served with milk or whole milk yogurt (or substitute almond or oat milk).


Our croissant bread pudding is served warm and changes seasonally. Examples include Videri chocolate and caramel, french toast bread pudding (cinnamon sugar and pure maple syrup) or combinations of seasonal fruit- a decadent treat for a custard lover.


We love working with local farms and producers to feature special items on our menu as the seasons change! Keep an eye on our social media to learn more about what’s in season and what we’ve been working with in the kitchen.


Part croissant, part cinnamon roll, totally delicious. These flakey buns are made with our croissant dough and covered head-to-toe in cinnamon and sugar.

our brioche roll with a hint of orange blossom syrup and coarse sea salt made fresh in house each day


Our brioche is brushed with a sweet syrup made with a hint of orange blossom and sprinkled with coarse sea salt.

The best chocolate chip cookies! We also make them with pistachios!


A creative variety of freshly baked cookies from the folks in our kitchen.


$ Varies

Looking for a variety of handmade pastries for your next gathering? Check out our order menu! 

Call us at 919-957-1090 at least 24 hours in advance to place an order. We also have travelers of Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee available!


Customer working on a laptop at East Durham Bake Shop in the cafe


We work with a variety of roasters (both locally and nationally) to provide some of our favorite roasts for our drip coffee, espresso blend, single origin espresso, decaf espresso and cold brew iced coffee.  These offerings change regularly!

The milk for our beverages (as well as the dairy in all of our products) is from Homeland Creamery, and we have oat and almond milks available as alternatives to dairy.

We also work with Videri Chocolate to source a rich 70% chocolate for our mochas and hot chocolates, and create our own seasonal syrups for use as flavorings.


We’re delighted to partner with Jeddah’s Tea, a Durham-based, woman-owned tea company that creates exceptional ethically sourced tea blends.

Our offerings include Black Tea (Daallo Blend, Shahy Nana, Earl Grey), Green Tea (Maghribi Mint), Herbal (Lavender Rooibos, Turmeric Ginger, Peppermint, Yerba Mate) and Tea Lattes (Golden Milk and Daallo).

We’ve also partnered with Arteao, a Durham-based, woman-owned company sourcing Organic matcha and hojicha from Japan.


We have a selection of fresh juices available each day including Orange, Tangerine and Strawberry Lemonade. All juices and juice blends are made with 100% fresh juice with no added sugar, with the exception of strawberry lemonade which is sweetened with pure cane sugar.


We’re delighted to offer a selection of sodas from Waynesville Soda Jerks. Their sodas are handmade with fresh local Appalachian ingredients from the peak of season, and sweetened with cane sugar. Try flavors like Plum Lime, Rosemary Apple, Concord Grape or Strawberry Rhubarb.


savory galettes


Our galettes, handpies and pot pies are made with seasonal vegetables and cheese- rotating varieties available hot every day. Our savory pie dough is made with a blend of locally milled flours from Carolina Ground.

handmade cheddar scones with oven roasted tomatoes, or fresh herbs and local buttermilk


Our savory scones are made with local buttermilk and seasonally inspired savory fillings like aged cheddar cheese, herbs and vegetables.

housemade soup with an evening bun and newspaper


Our soups are handmade with local veggies and a whole lotta love! We often have vegan soups on the menu, but encourage you to call first for availability. Our soup pairs perfectly with a savory pie, ham & cheese croissant or evening bun.


One of our newer creations, these vegetarian croissants feature chevre from Goat Lady Dairy and local greens that change depending on what’s in season (examples include kale or broccoli rabe)

Ham and cheese croissant, iced tea (herbal), house made seasonal muffin


Our ham and cheese croissants are rich and buttery pastries, handmade in a three day process and filled with Swiss cheese and ham from heritage breed pork from Eliana’s Garden.


Our flakey savory version of our popular morning bus is filled with house made garlic butter and coated in an everything mix of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, salt and onion.

Our salads are made with local ingredients like these fresh cucumbers and housemade pickled red onions


Our house made salads are available daily and are made with local and seasonal vegetables and fruit, grains, herbs and handmade dressings.


Our quiche is served warm and filled with cheese and local seasonal veggies. (Currently only available on weekends).



Our t-shirts are available in adult S-XXL and youth S-L and are printed by Recover in Charlotte, NC. Their super soft shirts are 100% recycled, made from plastic bottles and cotton scraps. Our onesies are printed locally by Undeground Printing in Chapel Hill, NC. The design features a street map of Old East Durham.



The perfect gift! Available in any amount from $5-$100 and redeemable for anything sold at our shop.


Our mugs are $2 off with the purchase of a giftcard of $5 or more! The mug design features a street map of Old East Durham.