Dining at the MFAH

Lunch + Look

Make the MFAH your lunchtime retreat! Between the varied cuisine offered by daily food trucks and the delicious bites at Cafe Express, the Museum is the perfect lunch destination.

Pick up a Lunch + Look loyalty card, available at participating food trucks and at the MFAH location of Cafe Express. When you present the card—along with your lunch receipt from Cafe Express or a participating food truck—at any admissions desk, you receive free same-day general admission on weekdays from 12 noon to 2 p.m.* Enter the Museum during those hours, and stay as long as you wish, until closing time.

Guests receive a stamp for each visit, and when 10 stamps are collected, the Lunch + Look cardholder is eligible for a half-price individual or dual MFAH membership.

*Free admission does not apply to ticketed events or special exhibitions.

Cafe Express at the MFAH

Spend the day at the MFAH and enjoy a break at Cafe Express, located on the lower level of the Beck Building (with outdoor access at the corner of Main Street and Binz).

Whether you're in the mood for a power breakfast, a leisurely lunch, a pick-me-up afternoon snack, a light dinner, or simply gourmet coffee or iced tea, the café offers freshly prepared food with an artistic twist. For more information, see menu options and ordering info or call 713.639.7370. Discount for MFAH members.

Movie-Time Duo
MFAH Films offers a weekend discount on dinner and a movie. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, dine before the screening and save! Arrive early to purchase your tickets at the film box office and request a coupon to use at Cafe Express. See film schedules and trailers.

Tuesday–Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday–Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed Monday, except holidays

Fine Art + Food Trucks

Visit a curated selection of Houston’s finest food trucks, parked adjacent to the Museum's Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day* or until quantities are sold out.

Take your lunch break at the MFAH! Enjoy gourmet food on the go and a quick visit to Cullen Sculpture Garden or the Museum galleries with free same-day general admission on weekdays from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Limited seating is available inside the Sculpture Garden.

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