MFA Café

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair; a European-style coffee bar; a kids menu; and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

The Lavazza coffee bar, in the front lobby of the Law Building, is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Menu: Daily | Weekend Brunch
Menu: Catering

On the weekend, stop by for brunch before or after you stroll the galleries! Brunch is served until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Monday; open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. most Monday holidays
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

713.521.4469 |

MFAH Films Discount
Make it a meal and a movie! Simply show your same-day MFAH Films ticket at the MFA Café for a 10% discount on your meal. 
See the film schedule

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Place your order in advance and pick it up at the café!
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Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at the MFA Café

Sunday, May 13, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Treat Mom to brunch before or during your Museum visit! Stop in on Mother’s Day for a special buffet brunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Museum opens at 12:15 p.m.

Buffet Menu
• Hot Selections: Prime rib, crab-cake benedicts, scrambled eggs, bacon, pancake bar with assorted toppings
• Bites: Assorted savory pinwheels, salmon platter, deviled eggs
• Salads and sides: Wild-rice salad; arugula, pear, and gorgonzola salad
• Platters: Antipasto tray, cheese plate 
• Assorted pastries

$28 for adults
$12.50 for ages 12 & younger
Adult price includes drip coffee and access to the mimosa bar (visits are limited!)

► Make your reservation in advance! E-mail

• The MFA Café is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Fine Art + Food Trucks

Stop by for gourmet food on the go! Visit a curated selection of Houston’s finest food trucks, parked in the covered porch at the Beck Building, located at 5601 Main Street.

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Lunch + Look

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

On weekdays, bring your lunch receipt from the food truck or the café to any admissions desk between noon and 2 p.m. and you'll receive free same-day general admission.* Enter the Museum during those hours, and stay as long as you wish, until closing time. *Free admission does not apply to ticketed events or special exhibitions.