Eating and Shopping
Eating and Shopping

Lunch and Dinner Options

Dining options at the Getty Center include two casual cafes with indoor and outdoor seating, an elegant Restaurant, and coffee carts for espresso, tea, and snacks. The cafes and coffee carts offer grab-and-go items so you can enjoy your meal at an outdoor table or on the lawn of the Central Garden.

Coffee Carts ($)

The coffee cart in the Museum Courtyard (with a second location on the plaza in front of the Restaurant) offers espresso drinks, brewed coffee, hot teas, and canned/bottled beverages. Food options include salads, sandwiches, and burritos, as well as snacks such as fruit, pastries, cookies, and candy bars. Price range: $2 to $10. Closed in case of rain.


Museum Courtyard Coffee Cart
Tuesday–Friday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Plaza Coffee Cart
Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Cafe ($$)

The self-service Cafe, located on the lower level of the Restaurant/Cafe building, features fresh, seasonal food choices in an informal setting. Entree price range: $7 to $15.

  • Fresh-made sandwiches, salads, and soups, with both meat and vegetarian options
  • Creative vegetable dishes and gourmet entrees
  • Pizzas and Mexican favorites including tacos and burritos
  • Foods grilled to order, such as burgers, sandwich specials, and fries
  • Affordably priced kids' favorites including grilled cheese, pizza, and peanut butter and jelly

Tuesday–Friday: 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Garden Terrace Cafe ($$)

This smaller, self-service cafe offers coffee, grab-and-go lunch items, and snacks in a beautiful outdoor setting overlooking the Central Garden. Price range: $3 to $12.


Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sundays, during Summer, 11:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Closed in case of rain
Closed weekdays

Restaurant ($$$)

The Restaurant features fresh, exquisitely prepared California cuisine. Entree price range: $17 to $30 (lunch), $20 to $35 (dinner).

  • Gourmet appetizers and entrées, and a wide selection of decadent desserts
  • Special menus inspired by current exhibitions
  • A beautiful dining room with panoramic views of the Santa Monica mountains
  • A full bar featuring cocktails and California wines

Tuesday–Saturday: 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Saturday: 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

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