Good Food. Good People. Good Jobs

Monuts is a busy bakery and cafe located in Downtown Durham. Started as a donut stand operating off a tricycle near the Durham Farmer's Market, Monuts has grown into a counter-service restaurant and bakery with a full menu of breakfast and lunch fare including soups, salads, sandwiches, and of course, donuts. Monuts takes an updated approach to the American breakfast and lunch, pairing bold ethnic flavors with seasonal and local ingredients. Everything we sell is made from scratch, by-hand, and to order with a focus on our ever-changing daily specials.

Chef/Owners Rob Gillespie and Lindsay MoriartyChef/Owners Lindsay Moriarty and Rob Gillespie share a passion for Monuts that extends well beyond a focus on delicious food. Moriarty and Gillespie are committed to paying a living wage and providing at least two weeks paid time off for all of their employees.

Monuts is proud to call Durham home. As active members of this community, we believe three things. Good food unites, good people inspire and good jobs support. All too often, restaurants forget this. At Monuts, we are committed to letting these values, not our profits, guide our business.

Moriarty and Gillespie may be contacted via email at