121 N. Gregson ST, Durham NC | 919.797.2233

Rose’s is an East Asian inspired eatery and bakery serving lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch 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.


New hours!  11-8 pm Wednesday-Friday, 10am-8 pm Saturday and 10-5 pm Sunday.

December 13, 2018


Steamed Bun • $4.50

Japanese Curry Pork, Chili Oil or Squash and Ginger (3.50)

 Pork and Black Mushroom Dumplings $9.00

 Black Vinegar and Chili Oil

 Add a Salad and Make it a Meal • $13.00

NC Pink Snapper Sashimi • $12.00 

 Baby Turnips, Persimmon, Spicy Yuzu

Warm Housemade Tofu • $9.00 (not available to go)

Chili Bean Paste, Scallions

Salads (Try two for $11)

Wilted Escarole  • $9.00

Jujubes, Acorn Squash, Chrysanthemum, Chilies

Radish and Persimmon  • $9.00

Radicchio, Country Ham, Sansho Pepper

Roasted Sugarloaf Radicchio  • $9.00

Sunchokes, Pecan Miso


Currywurst Tartine • $10.00

 Caramelized Onion and Arugula Salad, Fried Egg

Phat Si Ew Sando• $10.00

Pork Shoulder, Mustard Greens, Egg, Rice Noodles

Katsu Sando • $11.00

Milkbread, Cabbage, Tonkatsu Sauce


Spicy Sesame Ramen  • $14.00

 Pork Belly, Marinated Egg, Mushrooms

 Spicy Braised Fish • $13.00

Wok Fried Squash, Served with Rice


-Tomato Tumeric Broth, Grilled Pork Shoulder, Cilantro, Chili Oil 14
-Wok Fried Autumn Vegetables, Mushrooms, Spicy Sesame Sauce (Vegan, Gluten Free Noodles Available) 13


Available  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 Crumble Galette
Apple Salted Caramel Galette
Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Cream Puff
Apple Candied Ginger Mochi Cake
Chocolate Sea Salt Tart
Chocolate  Coffee Truffle Macaron
Apple Pecan Macaron
Coconut Passionfruit Macaron
Creme Brulee Macaron
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Strawberry  Ice Cream
Chocolate  Toffee
Coffee Ice Cream
Creme Fraiche Ice Cream
Ice Cream Sandwiches:
Change daily, call for today’s flavors or come by!
 Chocolate Wafers
Pecan Sugar Cookies
Candied Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookies
Double Chocolate Cookies
Almond Cookies
Fennel Caramels
Salted 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.

Holiday Sweets

All items on this menu can be made for holiday parties with a 72 hour notice with the exception of the ice cream pies, we ask for 5 days notice.  


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

Pecan Pie: Classic southern pecan pie filled toasted pecans. Perfect with vanilla ice cream.
8 inch serves 8 people   $30   add Dark Chocolate $35

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Pie: Chocolate Ice Cream with Peppermint Patties and Chocolate Cake Crust
8 inch serves 10-12 people $50

Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream Pie: Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream with a Gingerbread Crust and Toasted Meringue
8 inch serves 10-12 people $45

Gingerbread People for Decorating

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 8 pm on Wednesday December 19th for any Christmas orders.  The pick up date for any Christmas orders will be Sunday  December 23rd, we are closed the 24th-26th.  


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121 N. Gregson Street, Durham NC