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.

See the MFA Café menu
Interested in the catering menu? Contact or 713.521.4469.

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.

Audrey Jones Beck Building, Lower Level
5601 Main Street

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 & 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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Afternoon Tea at MFA Café

Afternoon Tea

Available Tuesday–Friday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Stop by MFA Café for a spot of tea! Relax with Afternoon Tea on weekdays: Get a pot of hot tea along with sweets, a meat pie, a tea sandwich, and a scone for $11. 

Glassell Coffee Bar

Located inside the Glassell School of Art, the Glassell Coffee Bar features the same tasty drip coffee, espresso, teas, and smoothies as the MFA Café! Grab-and-go items include sandwiches, salads, pastries, and artisan popsicles by local vendor Popston. Enjoy your selections at the nearby tables indoors, or head outside to The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza and take a break alfresco. 

Glassell School of Art, ground level
5101 Montrose Boulevard

Monday–Friday | 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fine Art + Food Trucks

Stop by for a meal or snack 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.

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