WED-FRI 7:30AM-7PM (Kitchen closes at 5pm) | SAT 10AM-8PM | SUN 10AM-5PM | CLOSED MON & TUE
121 N. Gregson ST, Durham NC | 919.797.2233

Rose’s is an East Asian inspired eatery and bakery serving breakfast, lunch and to-go dinner with artisan pastries and sweets. Our Food is influenced by the cuisines of China, Japan and the rest of East Asia. We use North Carolina ingredients to produce dishes that embody the strong food cultures from across the Pacific that we find awe inspiring.

Our pastries, sweets, ice creams, and ice cream sandwiches are all made in house and inspired by what is in season in central North Carolina.



Steamed Bun • $4.50

Pork, Japanese Curry, Chili Oil

Boiled Candy Roaster Squash Dumplings • $9.00 

Black Bean Chili Oil

Add a Salad and Make it a Meal • $13.00

Steamed Egg Custard • $11.00 

Shrimp, King Trumpets, Celery (15 min, preparation time)

Add a Salad and Make it a Meal • $15.00

Pickled-Chili Chicken Salad  • $10.00

Radishes, Nardello, Peppers, Cabbage

Salads (Try two for $11)

Wilted Spinach • $9.00

Soy Caramel Pork, Chrysanthemum

Grilled Radicchio  • $9.00

Chestnuts, Sunchokes, Pecan Miso

Roasted Delicata Squash • $9.00

Butter Beans, Tofu, Sesame, Apple Vinaigrette


Gochujang Roasted Pork • $10.00

Fried Egg, Napa Slaw

Five Spice Ham • $10.00

 Hot and Sour Pineapple, Mustard Greens

Katsu Sando • $10.00

Milkbread, Cabbage, Tonkatsu Sauce


Soy-Flavor Ramen  • $13.00

Pork Jowl, Mustard Greens, Marinated Egg

Hainan Style Chicken and Rice • $13.00

Chicken Broth, Radish, Chili Sauce

House Shan-Xi Noodles (Choice of:) • $13.00

Ground Pork, Mustard Greens, Spicy Sesame Sauce (or)
Spicy Sesame Sauce, Peppers, Greens (vegan, Gluten Free Noodles Available)


Available 7:30am to 12pm Wed-Fri, 10am to 12pm Sat & Sun

Steam Buns • $4.50

Fresh Soymilk and Chinese Doughnuts • $9.00

Available Sweet Or Savory

Breakfast Rice Porridge • $10.00

Shitakes, Mustard Greens, Chinese Bacon (optional)

Hanoi-Style Beef Pho • $12.00

Braised and Raw Beef, Cilantro, Sate Sauce


We prepare fresh pastries daily. Our selection varies from day to day, but our offerings include fresh fruit galettes,  ice cream and ice cream sandwiches, macarons, homemade caramels, bread puddings and cookies.

Call ahead for today’s selection of pastries and sweets!

Chocolate Galette
Apple Sour Cherry Frangipane Handpie
Bourbon Pecan Pie
Salted Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding
Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Butter Pecans
Peppermint Chocolate Cake
Apple Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake
Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
Morning Buns
Coconut Tres Leches
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Cream Puff
Chocolate Sea Salt Tart
Eggnog Macaron
Salted Caramel Macaron
Chocolate Coffee Truffle Macaron
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Amaretto Ice Cream
Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream
Egg Nog Creme Brulee Ice Cream
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Catalan Ice Cream Sandwich
Candied Cocoa Nib Ice Cream Sandwich
Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream Sandwich
Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich
Rocky Road Ice Cream Sandwich
Gingerbread Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Sandwich..
 Chocolate Wafers
Pecan Sugar Cookies
Lavender Sugar Cookies
Double Chocolate Cookies
Almond Cookies
Fennel Caramels
Salted Caramels
Cinnamon Caramels


Justin and Katie Meddis opened Rose’s Meat Market & Sweet Shop in 2013, fusing Justin’s skill at whole animal butchery with Katie’s talent for artisan pastry. In addition to selling meat and sweets, the Shop offered sandwiches, ramen and noodle dishes drawing from Justin’s experience in Japanese restaurant kitchens in San Francisco.

In Summer 2017, Rose’s transformed from a meat market to an East Asian inspired eatery, while still serving Katie’s delicious sweets and pastries.

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Parking in our area of downtown Durham can be tricky but there are street parking options as well as lots for our customers. Look for street parking spaces and residential 2 hour spaces on all the streets surrounding the shop on Main Street, Albemarle Street, West Morgan Street, Lamond Street and Gregson Street. All are within a short walking distance.

Parking is available in the Brightleaf lot across the street for free after 5pm weekdays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

We also have a parking lot in front of our restaurant that we share it with The Mid-South Fencers and The Retreat. The spaces are large enough to fit two cars. If you are going to be quick and just pick up an order or some sweets, please feel free to park behind someone in any open spot. If you are going to be dining with us for a little while please pull forward to so that someone can park behind you quickly. Please do not block anyone in if you are staying longer than a few minutes.

Please do not park in the following places:

If you have any questions, feel free to call or email us.

Thanksgiving Sweets Offerings

Holiday Sweets:
Apple Streusel Pie:  North Carolina apples spiced with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and cardamom baked in a buttery pie crust with a sweet streusel topping.
8 inch serves 8  people  $30
Banana Toffee Cream Pie:   Vanilla pastry cream,  bananas and crunchy bits of toffee in buttery pie shell.
8 inch serves 8-10 people   $30
Chocolate Chess Pie:   Chocolatey and fudgy filling baked in a buttery pie shell finished with dark chocolate ganache.
8 inch serves 8-10 people   $30
Coconut Cream Pie:   Rich coconut filling  generously topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream and toasted coconut.
8 inch serves 8 people   $30
Fresh Ginger Cake:  Spicy and sweet cake made with molasses, fresh
ginger and cloves.  Finished with a burnt honey buttercream.
6 inch cake  serves  6-8 people for $30
8 inch cake serves 8-10 people for $45
Lemon Buttermilk Pie: Tangy buttermilk custard with lemon curd filling in a buttery pie crust.
8 inch serves 6-8 people  $30
Pecan Pie: Classic southern pecan pie filled toasted pecans. Perfect with vanilla ice cream.
8 inch serves 8 people   $30   add Dark Chocolate $35
Gingersnaps: A holiday favorite!
$5.50/bag    $17.00/ pound packaged in boxes
Pie Dough: Want to make your own pie? We can help!
9 oz dough ball makes a 9 inch pie shell $5
Also can be used for rustic tarts.
Call or come by to place your Holiday Sweets order.  
Orders must be Placed by 5 pm on Sunday November 18th

Butchery Classes

Want to learn more about what we do? Join us!

We have an ongoing series of hands-on pork butchery classes where you’ll learn about whole animal butchery, techniques, curing and more! Click below for a list of upcoming classes and join us!



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121 N. Gregson Street, Durham NC