LOCAL FOOD × FAIR TRADE COFFEE × MADE WITH  IN connecticut

our story

Perk on Main is a small town joint with delicious food and drinks that you don't find in just any 'ole small town. But then again, Durham, CT isn't any old town! We provide sophisticated food, namely our famous crepes, wraps, burritos and salads, and a full line of espresso and coffee drinks, teas and chais. All served with a small town attitude, which means when we say, "it's our pleasure to serve you," we REALLY mean it!

Check out our menu and your mouth is sure to water. We serve specials and soups every day. Some of the most popular include breakfast quesadillas and blintzes on the weekend and Thursday's special — The Thanksgiving Day Wrap. They always sell out!

serving our community 

It is our goal to help bring forth an environmentally sustainable and socially just human presence on earth.

In this pursuit, we:

  • Buy fairly traded, organic and/or local products whenever possible, and it often is possible.
  • Purchase 100% Wind Energy for its long term 
  • Buy fairly traded, organic and/or local products whenever possible, and it often is possible.
  • Purchase 100% Wind Energy for its long term sustainability.
  • Generate the same amount of garbage as an average single family home by using compostable and recyclable materials wherever possible.
  • Believe that food waste does not belong in a landfill, ours is turned into mulch.
  • Provide filtered water to decrease need for bottled water.
  • Encourage you to use a travel mug for our daily cuppa-cuppa, try it and save a quarter each time.
  • Donate our coffee grounds to local gardens and farms.

It is our pleasure to support our citizens, local communities and local causes in any way we can. Thank you for supporting us.

we love our staff and our customers

Our staff is rock solid and the community that surrounds Perk on Main is tremendous. Stop in and you'll most likely bump into someone you know, and if not, you'll feel welcomed anyway!

Want to become a staff member at Perk? Tell us how awesome you are by completing this job application.