Durham, NC – We were having a great time in Durham as we continued the North Carolina Black Foodie Tour. We battled the elements and ended up at a delicious space that made up for the terrible weather, Beyu Caffè located at 341 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701.
Our first entrée was my favorite. The French Toast Platter served with some type of vanilla crème anglaise topped by fresh strawberries and blueberries on a super soft challah or brioche bread. The French toast was soft, lightly sweet, with a rich bready texture that wove in each berry’s fragrant bouquet of esters ending with beautiful floral notes. The rich bread foundation welcomed the syrup and wasn’t overpowered by the rich, creamy and decadent anglaise. The side of eggs and Italian sausage were cooked to perfection with the cheese complicit in making the eggs a silky and buttery nostalgic masterpiece.
The catfish and grits had a Cajun cream style sauce and tender, lightly seasoned fried catfish. The grits were fluffy but could have used a tad more salt (which wouldn’t detract from restaurant’s mission to not over salt food). The experience was amazing, and the food was some of the best we had on the trip.
I was very impressed with the cuisine here. The staff here was super busy, but very friendly and I can’t wait to return. Visit their website, beyucaffe.com or give them a call at (919) 683-1058.