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Open today: 10:00 to 5:00

Pavilion Café

Food service is available at Cascade Café and the Espresso/Gelato Bar.

Monday–Thursday, 10:00–7:00*
Friday–Saturday, 10:00–9:00
Sunday, 11:00–7:00

Sculpture Garden

With a panoramic view of the Sculpture Garden, the self-service Pavilion Café has indoor and outdoor dining areas. The Café's menu includes pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Wine and beer are also available.

Pavilion Café Menu


Chef’s Soup of the Day    $5.25
Beef chili  $6.00
served with shredded cheddar cheese and house-made corn bread  
Chicken and Biscuits
chicken breast, onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, and peas in a creamy veloutéwith house-made biscuits   

Entrée Salads
chicken can be added for an additional $2.50

Almond Apple Quinoa Salad $10.50
red and golden quinoa, toasted almonds, dried cranberry, Granny Smith apples, Red Delicious apples, with baby spinach and honey apple cider vinaigrette  
Southwest Chopped Salad $10.50
field greens, chopped romaine, grape tomatoes, cucumber, Cotija cheese, fire-roasted corn and peppers and fried onions, tossed with chipotle Ranch dressing drizzled with BBQ sauce    
Roasted Beet Salad $10.00
roasted beets, mandarin oranges, field greens, toasted walnuts, goat cheese with orange vinaigrette   

served with a small field greens salad

Pasta au Gratin $8.50
pasta shells, sharp cheddar cheese, creamy béchamel and cheddar panko bread crumbs  
Cauliflower Alfredo and Mushroom Pasta $9.00
penne pasta, forest mushrooms, caramelized onions, cauliflower Alfredo sauce, and Gruyère cheese        

Toasted Sandwiches
served with a small field greens salad

Montreal Beef Sandwich $10.95
roast beef, banana peppers, caramelized onions, and provolone cheese on multigrain ciabatta   
The Kimchi Rachel $10.50
roasted turkey breast, kimchi slaw, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing on marble rye bread   
Spicy Rojas Sandwich $10.50
sliced chicken breast, Monterey Jack cheese, and chipotle aioli served on ciabatta  


Four Cheese Pizza $8.00
mozzarella, provolone, Asiago, and Parmesan cheese  
Wild Mushroom & Goat Cheese Pizza $9.25
wild mushrooms, crumbled goat cheese, caramelized onions, and thyme  
Pepperoni Pizza $9.25
four cheeses topped with pepperoni  

Savory Tarts
served with fresh green salad

Mushroom and Gruyère Tart $10.50
savory custard with wild mushrooms with Gruyère cheese  
Goat Cheese and Leek Tart $10.50
savory custard with sautéed shallots, leeks, and crumbled goat cheese   

Cold Sandwiches
served with small field greens salad

Chickpea Sunflower $9.50
toasted chickpea salad, garlic hummus, field greens, tomato, and red onion on multigrain bread  
Lemon-Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich $9.75
with lettuce and tomato on whole-grain croissant   
Horseradish Roast Beef with Caesar Slaw $10.75
roast beef, horseradish gremolata, and romaine Caesar slaw with shaved Parmesan on a ciabatta roll  

Children's Menu (12 and under)
served with chips or whole fruit and fountain soda, bottled water, or milk

Grilled American Cheese Sandwich $6.75
Hot Dog              $6.75
add chili and cheese for $1.50  
Peanut Butter and Jelly $6.25

Assorted Pastries, Desserts, and Daily Specials

Cupcakes  $4.25
Croissant (Plain) $3.25
Chocolate Croissant $4.95
Éclair $4.95
Napoleon $4.95
Muffins (assorted) $2.60
Chocolate Chip Cookie  $2.50
Brownie  $2.50
Fresh Fruit Cup  $5.75
Whole Fruit $1.35


Fountain Soda $2.35
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Dr Pepper, Mountain Dew, Lemonade, Root Beer, Iced Tea  
Bottled Water $2.00
Perrier $2.75
Bottled Juice $3.25
apple, orange, cranberry  
Milk  $1.50
Coffee $2.50
Hot Tea $2.25
Cappuccino  $3.25
Flavored Latte $3.75
Espresso  $2.75
Double Espresso $3.50

Alcoholic Beverages

Devils Backbone (can) $5.50
Goose Island IPA (can) $5.50
Budweiser (16 ounce can) $4.25
Bud Light (16 ounce can) $4.25
Stella Artois (draft, glass) $6.00
Stella Artois (draft, pitcher) $16.75
  Glass Bottle
Belle Ambiance Pinot Grigio $7.00 $25.00
Poema Brut Sparkling Rosé $8.00 $28.00
Hidden Crush Chardonnay $7.00 $25.00
Five Rivers Pinot Noir $8.00 $28.00
Red Rock Malbec $7.75 $25.00
Raimat Tempranillo $8.00 $28.00
J. Lohr Reisling $8.00 $28.00
Mulled Wine       $6.75 NA

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