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Nasher Museum Cafe

2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705-1003
+1 919-684-6032
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705-1003
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought out of town guests for a museum outing beginning with Sunday brunch. We each had something different and everyone was delighted with their meal. Desserts were amazing! Good coffee, too :)

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank GwensGramma
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We had just visited the Duke gardens on a warm October day. We needed sustenance and were directed to the museum cafe. The entrance to the museum has a cathedral ceiling with the cafe in the far corner. A large very modern styled cafe greeted...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GlenC492
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Want to experience the latest creation of a master chef? This is our destination of choice! Even if you skip the museum and the gift shop the Cafe is always worth the trip. We have eaten here at least a dozen time and never been...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday. Amazingly delicious food. The menu selection was excellent . The sandwiches were superb, aesthetically presented and very well seasoned. Service friendly and accommodating. We were a party of three and asked to cut the sandwiches into three parts. This presented no...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank erk
Sydney S, Guest Relations Manager at Nasher Museum Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you so much Edith! We'll be sure to pass along your compliments and feedback to our culinary and front of house teams. We look forward to serving you again in 2018! All Our Best, The Nasher Cafe Team

Reviewed 22 July 2017

Never ceases to amaze me that such an excellent lunch is available at the Nasher Museum Cafe. I visit the galleries several times a year, and usually enjoy a meal there with friends. No one has ever been disappointed. The menu varies from time to...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank carolinanorte
Sydney S, Guest Relations Manager at Nasher Museum Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Carolinanorte you are just too kind! Thank you so much for your loyal support of the museum as well as the Nasher Cafe! We look forward to serving you on many more visits in the future :). All Our Best, The Nasher Cafe Team

Reviewed 18 July 2017

On Thursdays, they are open for dinner and will often have themed menus to match the exhibits. I had a lovely Spanish paella there once. Would go back again. The chai lattes for breakfast are also delicious. The salads are just okay but sandwiches are...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Anasoma
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I try not to write bad reviews but sometimes... This was my third time trying to eat here. The first two I walked out due to lack of service so when I read "Voted best brunch" I thought something had to have changed, well, I...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank DeniseReaves
Reviewed 25 June 2017

When visiting the Nasher try booking a lunch. Like many museums there is a small but varied, very good, menu. It will make the museum experience richer.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Hester144
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We visited Nasher Museum Cafe for lunch during the week.The Cafe is located in the museum's atrium with outdoor seating. Our waitress was very helpful - took our order quickly. Food was a little slow coming out but so worth the wait. We shared a...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank TravlFam
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Nasher Cafe has the best brunch in Durham. Their Eggs Benedict are very good, their soups are good, had the best Chicken Tortilla Soup that I have ever eaten last month at Nasher. While very good, there were some fixable flaws: the Eggs Benedict...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank RJJ6464
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:15 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705-1003
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-684-6032
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The 100-seat indoor/outdoor Nasher Cafe overlooks the garden and sits adjacent to a Mark Di Suvero sculpture, providing a serene and beautiful ambience. The menu consists of soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.
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