4 out of 5 stars
Hummingbird Cafe is a tiny new eatery on Broad Street in Durham, located in a shiny modern silver building which also houses some art exhibits and more to come. There are only about two tables inside and probably no more than 6 outside, so it’s best to come early before you run out of seating options. The Cafe is the latest venture from Amy Tornquist of Watt’s Grocery.
The menu has a few simple options that are well executed. I tried the mixed green salad that comes with goat cheese, cinnamon pecans, and some (small) bites of seared fish on top. It was a small salad but fantastic. After topping it off with a devil’s food cupcake with cream cheese icing, I was suitably satisfied.
The lunch menu also includes a pulled pork sandwich, fish tacos, pimiento cheese sandwich, and a roasted veggie sandwich. A few breakfast options are offered all day, like a fig and goat cheese sandwich, breakfast burrito, and of course biscuits and other breakfasty pastries.
Just try browsing this case without buying yourself a treat.
Overall, this is a great place to grab a bite, but the portions are small. It reminds me of Scratch but I felt Hummingbird does a better job with letting the freshness of the ingredients shine through, not needing to over-season. I daresay Daisycakes may have better cupcakes. But it’s really best you try them all out to be sure. Despite the small servings, this place is highly recommended.
Durham, NC 27705 (919) 416-5040