The Kimbell Café in the Louis I. Kahn Building is open for lunch. 

The Piano Pavilion and the Piano Café are temporarily closed.  


Please follow the link for more information on the museum's new guidelines for staff and visitors that support state and local health and safety recommendations. 

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The Kimbell Café

Located in the Kahn Building, the Kimbell Café (formerly the Kimbell Buffet) offers in-house dining and to-go lunch options. Prepared by Chef Peter Kreidler, the Café menu offers visitors a weekly rotating selection of soups, sandwiches and quiche. 

For the safety of all visitors, tables are appropriately spaced and sanitized after every use. Café capacity is limited.  


Box Lunch 
Choice of soup, half sandwich, chicken salad or slice of quiche, served with a green salad, fruit cup, beverage and cookie 

One-item box $12.50 
Two-item box $14.00 


Sack Lunch (to go) 
Choice of either a sandwich or a scoop of chicken salad or pimento cheese with crackers

Sack lunch $12.00 


Kimbell Afternoon Tea

Tuesdays–Sundays, 2–4 pm

Tea Service for Two $25 
Choose from a selection of fragrant loose-leaf teas, and enjoy an array of sweet and savory items, including scones, finger sandwiches, cookies, and muffins. Served with house-made jams and salted butter. $5 per additional teapot.




Sack lunches, beverages, & desserts

Tuesday 11:30 am–2 pm         2–4 pm
Wednesday        11:30 am–2 pm 2–4 pm
Thursday 11:30 am–2 pm 2–4 pm
Friday Noon–2 pm 2–4 pm
Saturday 11:30 am–2 pm         2–4 pm
Sunday Noon–2 pm 2–4 pm
Monday Closed Closed



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The Kimbell Cookbook

Shelby Schafer, founding chef of the Buffet Restaurant, presents 335 of her favorite recipes in the newest edition of The Kimbell Cookbook, available only at the museum’s shop.



Kimbell Art Museum Cookbook by Shelby Schafer

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