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.


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

October 3, 2018


Steamed Bun • $4.50

Jalapeno Pork Filling, Chili Oil

 Pork and Mushroom Dumplings $9.00

 Black Bean Chili Oil

 Add a Salad and Make it a Meal • $13.00

Housemade Tofu• $9.00 

 Avocado and XO Sauce

Rose’s Country Ham• $10.00 

 Umami Egg Sauce, Rice Bran Pickles

Salads (Try two for $11)

Water Spinach  • $9.00

Chilies, Dried Shrimp, Curry, Thai Basil

Smashed Cucumber • $9.00

Fermented Chili Vinaigrette, Peanuts

Wok Fried Sweet Pepper  • $9.00

Kale, Farro, Maromi Miso, Katsuboshi

Cold Pulled Sesame Chicken $10.00

Autumn Veggies, Cabbage, Sichuan Pepper


Curry Squash Korokke • $10.00

 Hot and Sour Pepper Jam, Cabbage, Sweet Mayo

Spicy Pork and Mung Bean• $10.00

Cucumbers, Carrots, Chili Oil, Black Vinegar

Katsu Sando • $11.00

Milkbread, Cabbage, Tonkatsu Sauce


Soy Tonkotsu Ramen  • $14.00

Pork Belly, Marinated Egg, Bok Choy, Black Mushrooms

 Fish Ball Curry • $13.00

Green Beans, Cooking Basil, Served with Rice


-Braised Lamb, Swiss Chard, Chili-Cumin 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
Blueberry Candied Ginger Handpies
Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding
 Chocolate Buttermilk Cake Blueberry
Lemon Verbena Tart
Chocolate Toffee Pudding  Cake
Strawberry Mochi Cake
Coconut  Tres Leches
Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Cream Puff
Chocolate Sea Salt Tart
Chocolate  Coffee Truffle Macaron
Salted Caramel 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:
White Miso Gingersnap
Strawberry and Candied Kumquat
Lemon Buttermilk
Caramel Brownie
 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.


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121 N. Gregson Street, Durham NC