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Food & Drink

COVID-19 Safety Measures

In accordance with DC mandate, to dine indoors visitors ages 12 and up must show proof of vaccination beginning January 21. 

Indoor dining will be available inside the Cascade Café on the Concourse and in the Sculpture Garden Pavilion Café. The Pavilion Café also offers to-go orders for all visitors, regardless of vaccination. Learn more.

Cascade Café

Several pizzas laying in a warm display tray at the Cascade Cafe ready to be purchased

The Cascade Café, located on the Concourse in between the East and West Buildings, serves an ever-changing selection of fresh pizzas, grill items, salads, and grab-and-go offerings in a food-court environment.

Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Pavilion Café

View of the front patio of the Pavilion Café in the Sculpture Garden with tables, chairs, and green trees, shrubs, and plants

With a panoramic view of the Sculpture Garden, the Pavilion Café serves freshly made salads, soups, flatbreads, and sandwiches, with indoor and outdoor seating. Advanced online ordering is available. 

Café Hours
Sunday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.   
Friday– Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 

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Garden Café


Inspired by café culture, the redesigned Garden Café serves authentic La Colombe espresso and cappuccino, fresh pastries, and grab-and-go items. The café is located near the 6th Street entrance to the West Building.

Temporarily closed

Espresso & Gelato Bar

Two people standing next to a rounded food display case on the concourse level inside the National Gallery

The Espresso & Gelato Bar on the Concourse between the East and West Buildings offers sandwiches, salads, handcrafted gelato, bottled beverages, and coffee beverages.

Temporarily closed

Terrace Café


The Terrace Café, located in the East Building Upper Level Atrium, offers stunning views of the Mall and serves a selection of hot and cold beverages, pastries, sandwiches, salads, and snacks.

Temporarily closed

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