Durham's 4 favorite spots to find affordable breakfast and brunch food

Durham's 4 favorite spots to find affordable breakfast and brunch food
Elmo's Diner | Photo: Yuri Y./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 02, 2020.

In search of a new favorite breakfast and brunch spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable breakfast and brunch restaurants around Durham, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. Elmo's Diner

Photo: Vicky T./Yelp

Topping the list is Elmo's Diner. Located at 776 Ninth St. in Old West Durham, the diner and breakfast and brunch spot is the highest-rated inexpensive breakfast and brunch restaurant in Durham, boasting four stars out of 577 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Yuri Y. wrote, "Think Waffle House on steroids! Elmo's is an old-school, no-frills Southern breakfast and brunch joint with old-school prices to match."

Yelper Jamie M. added, "I had the baked French toast, and it came with baked apples and whipped cream---YUM. Also came with eggs and choice of meat, which was good to break up all that yummy sweetness. My friend got the vegetarian burrito, which was good--loved her home fries!

2. Parker & Otis

Photo: Andre M./Yelp

Next up is Downtown's Parker & Otis, situated at 112 S. Duke St. With four stars out of 508 reviews on Yelp, the gourmet food and breakfast and brunch spot, offering sandwiches and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option. 

Yelper David T. wrote, "A Durham institution! I make a point of dropping in for breakfast whenever I'm in town. It's part coffee shop, part restaurant, part bookstore and part bodega."

Yelper Cristina W. noted, "Overall, this spot is a great place to grab a sandwich, a cup of coffee and have great conversations with friends! Unassuming and friendly, I don't think you can go wrong here!"

3. Brigs At The Park

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Brigs At The Park, located at 4900 NC Highway 55, Suite #520, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable breakfast and brunch spot, which offers sandwiches and more, four stars out of 204 reviews. 


Regarding signature items, "Brigs offers a huge variety of breakfast items, hot sandwich platters and really cool salads," the business writes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. "In addition, there are weekday breakfast specials. Brigs' Benedict of the Month has earned Brigs multiple awards for best breakfast and best eggs benedict year after year."

4. William's Gourmet Kitchen

Photo: Rachel K./Yelp

William's Gourmet Kitchen, a New American and breakfast and brunch spot, is another affordable go-to, with four stars out of 200 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2114 E. Highway 54 to see for yourself. 

Yelper Chris K. wrote, "William's has been at this location for close to ten years now, while previous restaurants in their spot failed. They are obviously doing good things, as they're always packed at lunch! Breakfast is darn good too."

Yelper Ronda A. added, "I discovered this gem because of how close it was to my previous job, and it is amazing. The restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch. Their breakfast is SO good. Their lunch is amazing."

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