Fresh bread and pastries are the early bird's reward at Loaf, and all that daybreak ruckus is for a good reason—a fresh, flakey chocolate croissant can wash away the pain of any brutal morning commute. Baked goods go quickly at Loaf, so forget the snooze button on your alarm and get some fresh-baked goodness while it's still on the shelves! If you aren't a big chocolate lover or breakfast fan then snag a Market Loaf to eat with dinner or a Flatbread for lunch. Loaf's baked goods and rustic brick-oven bread are local favorites in Durham—thrown in a couple of mentions from the New York Times and Our State Magazine to boot, and you've got a seriously good bakery. Owners Ron and Jamie Graff moved to Durham to complete postdoctoral work in neurobiology, but instead they ensconced themselves in a small wood-fired, brick oven bakery to perfect the art of bread making.