Café

COVID-19 Update:  Duke Gardens has begun a phased reopening, with phase 1 limited to Duke students, faculty & staff with a Duke ID, timed ticket and symptom monitoring. We do not have a date for phase 2 at this time. Read more here.

This decision is in keeping with Duke University’s policies aiming to minimize health and safety risks to the Duke community and beyond, and to encourage social distancing to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

This temporary closure includes all indoor and outdoor areas. The cafe will remain closed through phase 1. When we have a phase 2 reopening date, we will post it here and in social media in advance of the date.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to welcoming visitors again in the future.

All information is subject to change on short notice. See more updates and advisories from Duke University at coronavirus.duke.edu.

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Enjoy lunch in the beautiful surroundings of Duke Gardens, at the Terrace Café in the Bartter Family Terrace House. The menu from The Picnic Basket catering varies but usually includes a variety of salads, sides, sandwiches, cold beverages, coffee, snacks, and Maple View Farm's ice cream. The café also features a menu of gluten-free items.

Cafe hours (weather permitting): Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m.

Groups may arrange lunches at least three days in advance by calling 919-660-3957.

Seasonal closing: The café closes each year in mid-November for the winter season. It is scheduled to reopen on March 28, 2020.