Monday, January 23, 2012

Dining In: Durham, NC - Daisy Cakes

I can't believe it is almost the end of January. January has been a particularly cold month, which always makes me crave sweets and warm drinks. A friend suggested that we head to Daisy Cakes for an afternoon tea and cupcakes, which I'm always up for. 

Daisy Cakes is located on Foster St. right next to the Durham Farmer's Market. The shop appears to have only been open for a few months, but I recall seeing their cupcake truck, "Sugar,"  making rounds at the Farmer's Market. Unfortunately every time I attempted to get to them early enough on Saturdays, they were always sold out of cupcakes. 

The cafe itself is extremely clean and modern feeling with white on brick. Several choices of cupcakes were offered as well as cookies, marcarons, and a decent savory menu for lunch. 

coconut cupcake with passion fruit frosting

might leaf chamomile and citrus tea

I loved the dishes and mugs used here. They were clean, modern, and adorable. The cupcake itself was somewhat dry although the frosting was interesting and creamy. I think next time I'll try a more classic cupcake like chocolate or vanilla next time to see if it has more moisture. I'd probably also throw in a chocolate chip cookie for kicks. 

Even if you aren't a big fan of sweets, this place is worth checking out for a quiet, casual afternoon of tea and treats with friends. Great atmosphere, drinks, and service! 

Have a great Monday! 

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