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!”
After showers, we ventured out to brunch to meet mom and dad at Guglhuph Bakery
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!)
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!
Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn says
I took German for seven. whole. years. …. SEVEN. The food is magical, especially the breakfasts. Bing bang boom. Sunday brunch FTW.
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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.
We were going to go to WaDuke but didn’t have enough time to drive there 🙁
Lea @ Healthy Coconut says
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
Love how you could order just one pancake! Question: what was on top of the pancake?
kaila@ healthy helper blog! says
Mmmm whats on the pancake?! Looks good!
kaila@ healthy helper blog! says
Oh haha! I see someone just asked that! Apples are delicious on pancakes~
Yum, pancakes looked amazing! have a great time with the family!
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!
Antonia @ healthinspirations says
It made me happy to see that your post’s title is German! Your food looks delicious as always!
Testing different breads is part of your business! Maybe can give you ideas or tweaks to try 🙂
A last-minute pancake order never ends badly 🙂
Heather H @ Run Eat Play says
I love your photography – it’s so beautiful! And reading your blog always makes me hungry!
Lena @Fit on the Rocks says
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.
Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl says
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.
lynn @ the actor's diet says
mmm….i’m chinese, but i definitely feel tied to german food too!
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says
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!
Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says
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!
Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous says
My husband and I are both German and we love German beer and bread!
Kristen @ Change of Pace says
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 🙂
On that note; here’s a shout-out from a daily reader in Norway! 🙂
Does Matt look Nowegian?
I acctually think Kath looks more Scandinavian than Matt 🙂 He’s more British!
Cait's Plate says
That brunch place looks absolutely amazing. I would’ve completely devoured that pancake as well 😉 Glad you’re getting some good family time! 🙂
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
I’ve been there! I love traveling to Duke for work, I’ve had some of my best meals on the road in Durham 🙂
Stephanie @ Ultra Ambitious says
I’m really loving the decor in that little restaurant!! Good choice on the pancake. In my opinion no brunch is complete without ’em! 🙂
Lisa (bakebikeblog) says
What a lovely family day!
Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] says
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.
Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning says
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!
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.
Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife says
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 🙂
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 time..so excited!! Did you guys get a kaiser roll? It kinda looks like one 🙂
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats says
haha I wouldn’t have shared the pancake either! looks delicious!
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 🙂
If this is how you like it best, then go for it!
[You’re still getting plenty of healthy fats]
Is Larbs your sister’s real name? Never heard it before!
Her name is Laura Elizabeth but we just call her Larbs : )
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
I’m part German too! But I think the only German food I grew up eating was schnitzel. 😛
Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles says
Those scrambled eggs look dreamy…I think I will have to whip myself some up!
I wonder what you bread connoisseurs will think of that bread 🙂
katie @KatieDid says
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!
Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot says
Those chandeliers are awesome!
Erin Motz says
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!
ha I live here and go to all those places 🙂 I’ve had that pancake before and its so good!
Emily @LivingLongfellow says
That bakery looks really neat. It reminds me of all the unique bakeries around Seoul, full of character.
Matt’s Norwegian? Awesome! Norwegian pride!
The Healthy Apple says
What a cute cafe; so adorable. Glad you had a fun weekend with your family! xo
Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie says
I’m not a huge fan of german food because it’s typically such a “heavy” cuisine, but that looks amazing!
Glad I’m not the only one who needs a snack before brunch!
Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count says
Looks like a fun brunch! The decor Is beautiful!
You need some salami and cheese for that roll and it would be closer to a German breakfast. 🙂
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!
We actually tried to go there for coffee, but it was closed!
Kavi @ Lab to Fab says
What a nice way to spend some quality time w/the fam!
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!!!
I just copied and pasted it from a google search!
Anne P says
Just catching up on posts – I LOVE Guglehupf!