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Nasher Museum Cafe

2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705-1003
+1 919-684-6032
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705-1003
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

The restaurant is inside the museum facility. The quality of the food is good. The environment is pleasant. Reserve your place because it could be pretty crowded. Very convenient if you are there for the exhibit

Thank vittoria5768
Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

I visit museums regularly but seldom get the chance to also finish my visit with a delightful fare. At the Nasher Cafe you can. Spend your day taking in the amazing art from various periods of art then stroll over to their beautiful cafe. Inside...More

1  Thank Byronlove64
Reviewed 12 June 2013

This is a great spot for lunch. My favorite has to be the Caesar salad with chicken or grilled shrimp....although the sandwiches are pretty good too. The atmosphere is nice and the service has always been great. It's a pleasant way to spend a couple...More

Thank Dgtl1
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The best time to go to the cafe is when the weather permits you to sit outside. I went with my kids and we ordered some cookies and a pot of tea. Being seated outside added so much to the experience. A fun place to...More

Reviewed 10 February 2013

Had a red, white and green sandwich (tomato, mozzarella and spinach) and it was delicious. Best to call ahead for a reservation as the service was slow.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 12 September 2012

Menu rotates with the seasons and it's been amazing every time I've been there. Can sit outside and enjoy the nice weather. Service was excellent, wine/beer list is limited.

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 6 September 2012

We enjoyed a dinner here after seeing the art. The food is good and uses lots of local ingredients. It is a small menu but what they have is full of variety so you should be able to find something to eat. My panini was...More

Thank Tricia316
Reviewed 31 July 2012

I was a little disappointed with my recent experience at the Nasher Cafe. My Diet Coke was flat (which I mentioned to the waiter, and got a fresh drink), and there was a hair (too short and dark to be my own) in my coconut...More

Thank dukefan86
Reviewed 12 July 2012

The cafe is my favorite place to eat outdoors because the food is good and you look out over an expanse of grass dotted with cool art. Service is usually good, too. I really enjoy brunch on although they don't open until noon on Sundays,...More

Thank sjsweitz
Reviewed 12 May 2012

It has 5 exhibit areas all coming off the main rotunda, which makes it very easy to view. Had a wonderful Calder exhibit which showed not only a great variety of Calder, but also wonderful younger artists that he influenced. Also terrific Romare Bearden exhibit....More

Thank Leslie F
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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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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