January 8, 2012


After a good night’s sleep, I woke up to rummage through Larbs’s pantry for something to eat. I found 365 brand frosted Cheerios, banana and milk that made a delicious small breakfast to tide me to brunch.


The four of us then went on an hour walk around Duke’s East Campus


And a glimpse at the old Durham Bulls park! Note that this was the location where I first sipped a beer (my dad’s Rolling Rock) and said “mmmm this tastes kinda good!”

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After showers, we ventured out to brunch to meet mom and dad at Guglhuph Bakery



Awesome décor!


My mom’s side is actually part German and my dad’s is Hungarian, so I feel a bit connected to German food (and beer!)


Totally Norwegian:


We enjoyed a round of coffees



We feasted on omelets, eggs benedict, sandwiches, meat plates (!?) and pancakes. Probably the most American breakfast one could imagine…but there weren’t any sausage links or foamy beers on the brunch menu!

I had scrambled eggs (From Latta Farms – my preschool teacher’s family farm!) with fruit and a roll


And a side of pancake (a last minute impulse order that I intended to share but ate most of myself! The maple syrup was some of the best I’ve ever had!)


We visited the bakery section afterwards. A loaf of bread is probably the last thing we need, but Matt bought one to try out. I’m excited to try it tonight!


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1 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I took German for seven. whole. years. …. SEVEN. The food is magical, especially the breakfasts. Bing bang boom. Sunday brunch FTW.


2 [email protected] January 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I LOVE Guglhuph!! I never made it there for brunch (how SAD), but dinner there was delicious. Don’t you just love the lights in there? Also, the East Campus rocks. I had some awesome runs there, though the WaDuke Trail was my fav.


3 KathEats January 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm

We were going to go to WaDuke but didn’t have enough time to drive there :(


4 Lea @ Healthy Coconut January 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I’m finally able to access your blog.

I’ve never been to any campus on the East Coast except for Harvard when I visited Boston. I enjoy looking at pictures.

When I first say the pic, I was like “who is L?”…..then I read the text and realized you are traveling


5 Becca January 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Love how you could order just one pancake! Question: what was on top of the pancake?


6 KathEats January 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm



7 kaila@ healthy helper blog! January 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Mmmm whats on the pancake?! Looks good!


8 kaila@ healthy helper blog! January 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Oh haha! I see someone just asked that! Apples are delicious on pancakes~


9 Kerry January 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Yum, pancakes looked amazing! have a great time with the family!


10 Elizabeth January 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm

My roommate and I (UNC grad students in nutrition) are always saying how we need to go to Guglhupf more often – such a cute place with delicious food!


11 Antonia @ healthinspirations January 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm

It made me happy to see that your post’s title is German! Your food looks delicious as always!


12 Jen January 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Testing different breads is part of your business! Maybe can give you ideas or tweaks to try :)


13 Anna January 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

A last-minute pancake order never ends badly :)


14 Heather H @ Run Eat Play January 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I love your photography – it’s so beautiful! And reading your blog always makes me hungry!


15 Lena @Fit on the Rocks January 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

The light fixtures in there are fabulous! Nothing beats the taste of local, fresh eggs, so I’m jealous you got to eat some. Yummy eats per usual.


16 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl January 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Love a great breakfast with family. Glad you had some pretty darn good pancakes. (I swear its national pancake day or something) << They are everywhere! lol.


17 lynn @ the actor's diet January 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm

mmm….i’m chinese, but i definitely feel tied to german food too!


18 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Some of the best maple syrup ever? Now that’s high praise!

Glad you had the time with your family and I’m loving that chandelier. It looks like the West Elm ones that are capiz shells that I love. I have a capiz shell lamp but I’d love to have a chandelier just dangling like that…but probably not real practical for my small urban pad. But it’s gorgeous!


19 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles January 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

What beautiful lights in that place! WOWZA, I would be trying to take those down and sneak them into my purse. Kidding- they are just so unique and stunning! …..Your breakfast must have been delightful!


20 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm

My husband and I are both German and we love German beer and bread!


21 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I love the simplicity of breakfast well brunch I guess! Wait till you have kids then you order them a pancake and you get to eat it :)


22 Hanne January 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm

On that note; here’s a shout-out from a daily reader in Norway! :)


23 Mom January 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Does Matt look Nowegian?


24 Hanne January 9, 2012 at 5:09 am

I acctually think Kath looks more Scandinavian than Matt :) He’s more British!


25 KathEats January 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

How fun!


26 Cait's Plate January 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm

That brunch place looks absolutely amazing. I would’ve completely devoured that pancake as well 😉 Glad you’re getting some good family time! :)


27 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I’ve been there! I love traveling to Duke for work, I’ve had some of my best meals on the road in Durham :)


28 Stephanie @ Ultra Ambitious January 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I’m really loving the decor in that little restaurant!! Good choice on the pancake. In my opinion no brunch is complete without ’em! :)


29 Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

What a lovely family day!


30 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

adorable bakery!


31 Caro January 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I’m German. But my Mom is Hungarian, though she was born here (Germany). My grandparents fled from the communism in the 50s.

Germans are quite particular about their bread. Most Germans will say that you can’t find decent bread outside of Germany. Though your Great Harvest bread looks pretty decent 😉

Cheers to German bread and beer :)

And if you ever will come to Germany, I’d be glad to show around.


32 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Oh man, what a good-looking breakfast- although I’d probably make something like that for dinner (or try to find a restaurant that isn’t Denny’s or Ihop that would serve it for dinner!)
Enjoy the visit with your family!


33 Lexie January 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I love breakfasts in cups; I’m not sure really why, but it gets me every time.
Pure maple syrup (the good kind) is utterly gorgeous. But it’s so incredibly expensive I haven’t bought a new one for seven years …. I just stare at the old one, so far past it’s use by date, and can’t bring myself to get another bottle. The food looks delicious, too; it looks so bright and clean.
I once saw a chandelier made from springs; it was an incredible idea.


34 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Ich liebe die Deutsche sprache! :) I lived in Germany/Austria for over a year and half, and my mom is Swiss–so YES I know the food (and language!) SO good :)


35 Lorin January 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I’m taking a baking and cereal science class this quarter and we are baking white bread tommorow. It’s pretty plain and simple but good for the first excited!! Did you guys get a kaiser roll? It kinda looks like one :)


36 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm

haha I wouldn’t have shared the pancake either! looks delicious!


37 tiffany January 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Hey Kath,

I’d love your opinion…I’ve been buying Trader Joe’s peanut butter and its very runny. So, I have been emptying the excess oil on top and then storing it in the fridge. The peanut butter becomes much more firm but do you think its a bad idea to empty some of the oil (it is healthy fat after all, but then again I only empty about a tablespoon or so of oil).

Thank you so much! Hope you are enjoying your day with the family :)


38 KathEats January 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm

If this is how you like it best, then go for it!


39 KathEats January 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm

[You’re still getting plenty of healthy fats]


40 Betsy January 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Is Larbs your sister’s real name? Never heard it before!


41 KathEats January 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Her name is Laura Elizabeth but we just call her Larbs : )


42 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I’m part German too! But I think the only German food I grew up eating was schnitzel. 😛


43 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Those scrambled eggs look dreamy…I think I will have to whip myself some up!


44 Angel7 January 8, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I wonder what you bread connoisseurs will think of that bread :)


45 katie @KatieDid January 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm

My friend just got back form germany today and we talked about all the food she ate there- I actually love german type cuisine and cook it for myself quite often- sauerkraut being my favorite!


46 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot January 8, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Those chandeliers are awesome!


47 Erin Motz January 8, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I would love to know the secret to coffee that looks like melting chocolate. Any ideas? I have an espresso machine and my stuff never looks like that. So pretty and sooo heavenly!


48 ilovefetacheese January 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm

ha I live here and go to all those places :) I’ve had that pancake before and its so good!


49 Emily @LivingLongfellow January 8, 2012 at 7:23 pm

That bakery looks really neat. It reminds me of all the unique bakeries around Seoul, full of character.


50 Kate January 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Matt’s Norwegian? Awesome! Norwegian pride!


51 The Healthy Apple January 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

What a cute cafe; so adorable. Glad you had a fun weekend with your family! xo


52 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I’m not a huge fan of german food because it’s typically such a “heavy” cuisine, but that looks amazing!


53 Khushboo January 9, 2012 at 12:55 am

Glad I’m not the only one who needs a snack before brunch!


54 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count January 9, 2012 at 7:48 am

Looks like a fun brunch! The decor Is beautiful!


55 Megan January 9, 2012 at 9:43 am

You need some salami and cheese for that roll and it would be closer to a German breakfast. :)


56 Jessica January 9, 2012 at 10:14 am

I was actually visiting the Durham area for the first time this weekend too – so cute. We went to this little restaurant/bakery/shop called Parker & Otis – you should check it out next time you’re there! The food was super good and all local and they had a lot of craft brews too. My fave was the curried chicken salad!


57 KathEats January 9, 2012 at 10:17 am

We actually tried to go there for coffee, but it was closed!


58 Kavi @ Lab to Fab January 9, 2012 at 10:42 am

What a nice way to spend some quality time w/the fam!


59 Robin January 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

Here’s a stupid question- how did you create the Umlauts (the u with the two dots on top)? I was a German major decades ago and even lived in Germany for a year, and for the life of me, I’ve never figured out how to create the Umlauts on English keyboards… I’m not the least bit technical!!!


60 KathEats January 10, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I just copied and pasted it from a google search!


61 Anne P January 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Just catching up on posts – I LOVE Guglehupf!


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