academy café


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Saturday

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Sunday

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Thursday Nightlife

Hot food stations close at 4:00 PM daily


Lunch daily 11:00 AM-3:00 PM


The academy café is a modern quick service family-oriented restaurant Located on the main level in the northwest corner of the California Academy of Sciences. The café redefines museum dining with its emphasis on world cuisine using organic and sustainable ingredients.  Multiple “stations” allow for guests to flow freely, observe our cooks at work, and choose from delicious, seasonal and healthy menu options.

The academy café is designed as a literal extension of Renzo Piano's California Academy of Sciences. The white tiles, concrete flooring, and the orange Eames chairs combine for a beautiful and functional café. Academy Café designed by Olle Lundberg Lundberg Design and Cathy Simon SMWM