The Courtyard Café - Kogod Courtyard

A photograph of toast with fruit and cream.

Hours and Location

Location: Kogod Courtyard

Full menu is available 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. weekdays; 4:00 p.m. weekends; “Quick Pick” menu all day until 6:30 p.m.

The Courtyard Café at SAAM offers casual dining with a seasonal menu of American-inspired dishes, using local, organic or sustainable ingredients when possible. The menu includes salads, sandwiches, artisan cheese plates and a craft meat board, rotating seasonal specials, and tempting desserts. Beverages include specialty coffee drinks, sodas, beer, and an array of wines on tap.

The Courtyard Café occasionally will close early due to a special event; please call (202) 633-5465 for more information.

Group Dining

Are you planning a group visit to the museum? The Courtyard Café offers pre-arranged boxed lunches for small groups.

Visitors to the museum may not hold personal events in the Kogod Courtyard, such as birthday parties or retirement events with presentations, music, or amplified sound.

If you are interested in hosting a private event, please see Host an Event at the Museum.

For additional information about group dining options at the Smithsonian, call (866) 868-7774

A photograph inside the cafe with a long table and snack bar.