COVID-19 Update: The Terrace Café is temporarily closed. For other nearby dining options, please see the Duke Dining website. The café may reopen in the spring, depending on pandemic-related university policies at that time. We will update this page when we have more information.



The details below are for informational purposes only.


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 and typically reopens in late March.