Open since 2011, the newly rebranded Bull and Bean, formerly known as Bull Street Gourmet & Market, is a unique combination of a casual diner, a coffee shop and a market nestled near Hope Valley in Hope Valley Square, South Durham. Owners Anne and Tom Niemann had fallen in love with a Charleston cafe called Bull Street Gourmet and decided to collaborate with the Charleston chef and owner, Justin Croxall, to emulated the concept here in Durham. Here are our top 5 reason's you'll love Bull and Bean:
The star of the show is definitely breakfast all day. That's hard to come by in the Bull City, especially when it's this well done. Dishes are exceptionally well priced given the quality of ingredients, the quality of plate presentation and the portion size.
If you're stuck on what to order, you can't go wrong with the famous loaded hashbrowns (pictured above): a plateful of hashbrowns loaded with bell peppers, green onions, jalapenos and jack cheese topped w/ your choice of Pulled Pork or Beef Brisket (Add $1). Top that all off with 2 sunny side eggs, and it doesn’t disappoint at a base price of only $12.75.
Brunch at Bull and Bean runs on both Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am - 3:00pm, and you’ll find all the essentials: Buttermilk Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, brioche French Toast, a "Hangover Cure" breakfast sandwich, and mimosas for a little "hair of the dog."
In a rush? Skip the Whole Foods (Amazon) hot bar and grab a gourmet meal to go like this London broil, mashed potatoes and broccoli for $20. Add a salad and dessert (for two) for another $10, and grab a bottle wine for 15% off (yes, you can buy wine here!).
If you’re in the mood for something light, you're covered, with almost every item coming in at $10 or under. Highlights include the Avocado Toast (you can add an egg and/or bacon for a few extra bucks), The Chopped Kale Super Bowl (pictured above) and the Rice, Egg and Avocado Bowl (cauliflower rice available).
Of course, a Bull and Bean guide wouldn't be complete without calling out the coffee. Grab a latte in-house or a coffee to go in one of Bull and Bean's navy-and-white floral cups!
All in all, Bull and Bean brings you delicious food from locally sourced ingredients (Latta's eggs, local honey, milk from Maple View Farms, bread from Guglhupf) and affordable prices. It's the perfect spot for any casual occasion.