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Academy Café

55 Music Concourse Dr.
Caifornia Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, CA, 94118, United States
TEL: (415) 876-6121
TEL: (415) 379-8000

Run by celebrated chef Charles Phan (formerly of the Slanted Door), the Academy Café is a casual, cafeteria-style eatery located in Golden Gate Park’s California Academy of Sciences. The café contains a variety of international food stations as well as simple metallic tables, a large fish tank, and a glass wall facing the outdoor patio, which provides additional seating and views of the surrounding park. Menu items range from Vietnamese spring rolls to Niman Ranch pork tacos and kid-friendly options like macaroni and cheese. Desserts like the mango pot de crème receive high marks, as well.

Insider Tip:

If you’re visiting the café before the Academy’s weekly Nightlife event (held every Thursday), make sure to buy your planetarium tickets before you eat, as the tickets sell out quickly.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet
  • Business Breakfast/Lunch
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • No Reservations
  • Parking Available

Cuisine Type:: Eclectic/Global


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