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The Café at the End of the Universe

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Welcome to the Café at the End of the Universe, by Wolfgang Puck.

Located on the observatory's lower level between the Gunther Depths of Space exhibit hall and the Gottlieb Transit Corridor, the Café at the End of the Universe is the perfect place for a leisurely meal or a quick bite.

Seating is available inside the café or outdoors on the Sunset Terrace with views of the City and the Hollywood Sign.


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We offer a casual dining atmosphere with several culinary options from which to choose, including soups du jour, fresh sandwiches, wraps and other made-daily items in our Grab-n-Go cooler, plus a self-serve salad bar and “telescope-friendly” hot entrée counter (no onsite cooking allowed).

Our café hours are:

MondayClosed Note: The hot entrée counter closes at 7:00 p.m.,
but Grab-n-Go items are available until 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.*

Please note: inside café́ seating and terrace seating are reserved for café customers.

Occasionally, our hours may change due to Observatory activities. If this occurs, refer to the Observatory’s home page.

For parties interested in pre-ordered packaged box lunches, please contact the Cafe Manager at 323-661-2231 for information regarding available options.

We hope you enjoy your visit!

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