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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): 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun., except on university holidays.

April 11, 2024: The cafe is closed today due to rain.

Seasonal closing: The café closes each year in mid-November for the winter season and typically reopens in early spring. The café is currently open, as of March 25, 2024.

Groups may arrange lunches at least three days in advance by calling 919-490-5796.

Duke food points and Flex accepted here.

For other nearby dining options, please see the Duke Dining website