de Young Café

Take a break from viewing the exhibitions with a meal or snack at the Museum Cafés, which feature a variety of dining options created by McCalls Catering & Events, San Francisco’s leading purveyor of exceptional catering and museum dining.

Under the direction of Lucas Schoemaker, president and executive chef of McCalls Catering & Events, the cafes offer a fresh interpretation of American and European classic cuisine and feature menu items crafted with seasonal ingredients from local purveyors. Extend your enjoyment of the museums’ special exhibitions through unique menu items themed to the shows. 

Experiencing the Café

Early Morning
Stop by for an espresso and pastry before setting off to explore the museum.

The de Young Café, with its inviting view of the Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden, offers soups, salads, sandwiches, and hot entrees available for dining in the café or to take away for an alfresco lunch in the beautiful environs of Golden Gate Park.

To relax and recharge after being inspired by great art, visitors can enjoy a traditional European Weinpause at the de Young with a selection of small, savory nibbles accompanied by selected wines.

de Young Café Hours

Tuesday–Sunday: 9:30 am–4:30 pm
Lunch menu 11 am–3:30 pm

Reservations not accepted.

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