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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%
Travelers 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 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

1  Thank Edith G
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

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

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

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.

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

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

Thank RJJ6464
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Duke University insiders know the Nasher Museum Cafe is a pleasant way to enjoy a snack or lunch break on the Duke campus, just a couple of blocks from the famous and beautiful Duke Gardens. Fresh mushrooms, berries, nuts and vegetables abound in the salads,...More

Thank Projournalist
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The food at the Nasher cafe is good! Highly recommend the Nasher salad! There is outdoor seating available which is very nice and has a good view! The restaurant is easy to find. Service was slow.

Thank sailorchica
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My son and I had lunch here midweek and had the place to ourselves. It is considerably busier on week-ends. Nice selection of salads and sandwiches. Generous portions. My son had a spinach salad with apple, blue cheese, candied pecans, and dried cherries -- good...More

Thank OyMama
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Families with children, 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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