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.

Menu: Daily
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.

Location
Audrey Jones Beck Building, Lower Level
5601 Main Street

Hours
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

Contact
713.521.4469 | info@mfacafe.com

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

Order Online
Place your order in advance and pick it up at the café!
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“Tudors to Windsors” Specials

Afternoon Tea

Available Tuesday–Friday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (through January 25)

While the exhibition Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol is on view, pop by 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. 

 

Royally Inspired Cakes

Available daily (through January 27)

Stop in for special cakes inspired by royal wedding cakes of the past and present!

Flavors change daily, offering options such as lemon olive-oil cake with elderflower cream; fruitcake infused with Earl Grey tea; and Victoria sponge cake. Enjoy a slice with tea or freshly brewed coffee!

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.

Location
Glassell School of Art, ground level
5101 Montrose Boulevard

Holiday Hours
Monday through Sunday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.