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Museum Café

Welcome back! While the Museum is now open, the Café remains temporarily closed in accordance with guidelines restricting indoor dining. Booking timed tickets in advance is strongly encouraged. Learn more about our plans to ensure a safe and awe-inspiring visit for all.

The Pepper Mill Café offers affordable international cuisine and a fresh variety of healthy, vegetarian, and sustainable food options for breakfast, lunch, and lighter fare for Museum visitors and those just coming in for the café.

view of the cafe and eating area

Full Weekly Menu



Sandwiches are served daily from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm with a green salad.

  • Whole Sandwich $6.05
  • Half Sandwich $4.05


  • Daily featured entree specials (includes two sides) $7.25
  • Vegetarian entree (includes two sides) $6.75

Hours of Operation

Monday* 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm**
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

*Closed Mondays July & August
**Until 6:00pm when the Museum is open until 8:00pm

For those over 21 looking for a truly golden experience, the Café will offer Dogfish Head Brewery’s award-winning Midas Touch beer. Developed in collaboration with Dr. Patrick McGovern, Scientific Director of the Penn Museum’s Biomolecular Archaeology Project, the Midas Touch is a recreation of what archaeologists found in the tomb of King Midas’ father: residue from a beverage that was unique blend of wine, beer, and honey mead.

Member's Discount!

Become a member of the Penn Museum and receive a 10% discount at the Pepper Mill Café and a 15% discount at the Museum Shop.

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