Bent Creek Bistro

We hand-prepare locally sourced, fresh & seasonal fare!

From hearty sandwiches and hand cut salads to homemade soups and small batch sweets, everything is made with as many local ingredients as possible.

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Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (grill closes at 3 p.m.)

On-site Catering Available

Bent Creek Bistro has several buffet catering options for large groups or meeting rentals (20 or more people minimum), as well as boxed lunches.

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For customized catering options, please contact Colorful Palate at info@colorfulpalate.com.

About Us

Operated by The Colorful Palate Catering, Bent Creek Bistro brings together the best food products of Western North Carolina and a passion for gracious service and culinary creativity! Bent Creek Bistro (formerly the Savory Thyme Cafe), is located in the Education Center with dining options both indoors and outdoors. The Bistro is open 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays (March through November), and during Winter Lights.

All of our bistro crew are people who love food and love people! Our aim is to exceed all of our customer’s expectations in both food and service!

Contact the Bistro Today!

Email: bcbistro@ncarboretum.org | Phone: 828.412.8584