• Preparing a sandwich
  • An array of breakfast foods
  • A bowl of salad
  • Pastries on display
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Discover the delicious side of the Academy

From the Café's wide selection of multicultural cuisine, fresh pastries, and gourmet coffee, to The Terrace Restaurant's seasonal share plate menu, craft beer, and wine selection, you'll find delicious, sustainable, family-friendly options to please every palate.

The Academy Café and Terrace Restaurant are proud to work with the following fine local food and beverage purveyors: Andytown Coffee Roasters, Acme Bread, The Midwife & The Baker, Double 8 Dairy, County Line Havest, Mary's Free Range Chicken, Glaum Egg Ranch, DoughXX, and many more!

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The Academy Café

The Academy Café

Hours of Operation
Monday–Saturday: 9:30 am–5 pm
Sunday: 10 am–5 pm (Lunch: 11 am–3:30 pm)
Thursday: 6–10 pm (during NightLife)
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The Academy Café honors the agricultural bounty of California and highlights local, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients. Create your own healthy meal at the Academy Bowls station, grab something hot at the Pizzeria and Grill, dive into our sustainable Sushi Bar, or select from an assortment of fresh sandwiches and salads at the Deli.

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The Terrace Restaurant

The Terrace Restaurant at the Academy

Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday: 11 am–2:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am–3:30 pm
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The Terrace Restaurant features seasonal dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, served in a beautiful outdoor setting. We invite you to the West Garden to relax with a glass of wine or try our very own Academy beer, brewed by Magnolia Brewing Company. The fast-casual service will ensure that your meal arrives as quickly as possible.

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Sustainable operations

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The Academy Café and The Terrace Restaurant are proud to support the Academy’s commitment to sustaining life on Earth. Our menus are driven by sustainable, seasonal, and locally-sourced ingredients, highlighting California’s unique regional bounties within a 250 mile radius.

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Pre-Order Boxed Lunches

Make lunch at the Academy easy with a locally sourced, prepaid boxed lunch or gift card! Ideal for trip planners on tight schedules.

We require a minimum of 10 box lunches per order. Please allow at least seven business days for processing.

Senior Admission Package

Groups of 10 or more seniors (age 65+) can enjoy an exclusive admission package at the Academy, including discounted Daytime Admission tickets, lunch, or reserved planetarium seating.

Please allow nine business days for processing.