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.




March 26, 2020


Steamed Bun • $4.50

Nardello Pepper Sausage Filling, Chili Oil

 Rose’s Pickle Plate $9

 Miso Turnip, Takuan, Heading Mustard




Sour Thai Sausage • $10.00

Chili Jam, Radicchio, Peanuts


Hot and Sour Sweet Potato Noodles• $12.00

Ground Pork, Mustard Greens, Sichuan Pepper


-Sour Pork Jowl, Mustard Greens, Chicken Broth, Roasted Chili 14
-Sesame Sauce, Wok Fried Winter Vegetables, Cilantro
(Vegan, Gluten Free Noodles Available) 13

 Breakfast! (Suspended at this time)

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 • $14.00

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!

Desserts for March 26:
Salted Caramel Bread Pudding
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Bourbon Apple Pecan Macaron
Salted Caramel Macaron
Coffee Chocolate Macaron
Ice Cream Cups:
White Miso Gingersnap
Ice Cream Sandwiches:
Bags of Cookies:
Chocolate Wafers
Fennel Caramels
Salted Caramels

Temporary Closing due to COVID-19

Updated March 27, 2020

We have decided to close the restaurant for the next two weeks.  We firmly believe in the shelter in place order that has been placed in Durham and want to abide by it.  Please be safe everyone and we will see you in a few weeks.  Thank you.

What we are doing at Rose’s in light of COVID-19:

We are practicing a heightened sanitation program to keep our staff and community safe during these times. The Rose’s staff want our patrons to be confident that we are taking every step possible to ensure our establishment will not be a spreading point for any type of respiratory virus. We have reviewed all CDC guidelines for businesses on their website and using them as a guide, here is some of what we are up to:

Hand-washing and surface sanitizing is at the core of our efforts. Everyone is putting out a consistent effort to make sure all tasks big or small are approached with clean hands. Every table is being thoroughly sanitized as are all high traffic surfaces and the like. Patrons are encouraged to use our sanitizer dispenser near the bathroom at their convenience.

Employee health is being addressed on a day to day basis at the start of the shift. We will ask customers with any signs of a respiratory illness to please return once their symptoms are resolved.

We are working to limit the amount of people that our small space can handle.  People waiting for food or any number of patrons waiting over 5 will be asked to wait outside. Staff are happy to run your food out to your car if you like. Our menus have also been moved to a laminated version so that they may be sanitized between guests.

Our number one concern is the health and safety of our customers, our employees and our community.  The Rose’s team would like to thank you all for your continued support during these uncertain times.


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