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Explore Cafe Asia

No exploration of Asian culture is complete without the enticing aromas, tantalizing sizzles, and mouthwatering flavors of the continent’s cuisine. 
Cafe Asia’s mission is to deliver an authentic Asian food experience, allowing visitors to continue their journey of discovery in a relaxed setting. Though it’s the perfect complement to a gallery visit, the cafe is a destination in its own right—as evinced by its popularity among neighborhood locals.

The Cafe Menu
Featuring daily specials to take advantage of fresh, seasonal ingredients, the menu offers a range of dishes from a variety of Asian traditions. Sandwiches, snacks, and desserts provide perfect alternatives for families or folks on the go.

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Executive Chef Melinda Quirino
Inspired by the diversity of Asian cuisines, Chef Quirino has a long background in Asian food creations. As a key chef at Hotel Nikko restaurant, she developed the entire Asian menu. Previously, she served as sous chef and chef in charge at Cafe American and Chez Moi.

Visiting the Cafe
Cafe Asia is open from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday to Sunday. From February to October, the cafe is open for dinner on Thursdays, until 8:30 pm. Like the rest of the museum, the cafe is closed on Mondays. Even chefs have to rest.

Entry to the cafe does not require paid museum admission.

The cafe doesn’t take reservations—but it does host special private events. For more information, contact the cafe at 415.581.3630.