Amy Tournquist of my favorite Durham restaurant, Watts Grocery, has opened up a new bakery, Hummingbird Bakery, in the gorgeous new Samuel H. Scripps Studio across from Duke’s East Campus. This opening is to the delight of many, including myself. I have been hoping for a small bakery which served great (affordable), delicious breakfasts that doesn’t necessarily require a commitment of a full plate of silver dollar pancakes and the work.
And boy does Hummingbird meet this need – and beyond. In addition to fresh homemade biscuits (this is Amy Tournquist’s work), the bakery serves up cappuccinos, baked goodies such as fig tarts, and even homemade ice cream sandwiches.
There is also a simple but impressive lunch menu such as roasted chicken with goat cheese.
And let’s not forget cupcakes – almond butter with toasted coconut, anyone? – including vegan ones.
Whether you need to pick up some homemade marshmallows or savor an espresso with some friends, Hummingbird is a welcome addition to Durham!