Eat & Shop

Eat and Shop

Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a refreshing drink, or the perfect gift, our café and bookstore have what you need.

Cafe Balcony

Café at the End of the Universe

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, where guests may enjoy views of the city and the Hollywood Sign. Operated by Wolfgang Puck Catering and set in a casual dining atmosphere, the café offers several daily hot-food options that are uniquely “telescope friendly,” an abundant self-serve salad bar, and a number of convenient Grab-n-Go food and drink options in the well-stocked cooler. For larger groups or those looking to plan ahead, visitors may also order pre-packaged box lunches by contacting the cafe. The café is located on Griffith Observatory’s lower level between the Gunther Depths of Space exhibit hall and the Gottlieb Transit Corridor.

Stellar Emporium

Stellar Emporium Bookstore and Gift Shop

The Observatory’s Stellar Emporium bookstore and gift shop offers a cosmic array of Observatory insignia items, as well as astronomy-related and space-themed books, gifts, clothing, toys, and other items. Operated by museum expert Event Network, the gift shop is located on the lower level of the building between the Gunther Depths of Space exhibit hall and Gottlieb Transit Corridor.

If you need immediate assistance please call the store directly at (323) 660-7827.

edited by Dr. David DeVorkin and Dr. E.C. Krupp

Public Astronomy, Los Angeles Style

Griffith Observatory is the most visible agent of public astronomy in Los Angeles, but it wasn’t the first. Six experts detail this southern California story from street-corner telescopes to a street-legal Zeiss refractor mounted on the roof of a 1932 Ford. That telescope eventually joined the 12-inch Zeiss refractor on Griffith Observatory’s roof and helped make Griffith Observatory the most-visited public observatory on the planet. For these stories and more in this elegant and extravagantly illustrated Griffith Observatory publication, purchase your copy online now from Griffith Observatory Foundation.

Official Winner, Hollywood Music in Media Awards

Signs of Life (Official Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Featuring original music by Dan Radlauer, Alan Ett, and Scott Liggett, Signs of Life (Official Motion Picture Soundtrack) is available on Amazon and Apple Music.

About the Observatory

Griffith Observatory is southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors may look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign.

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(213) 473-0800

Weekday (Tuesday - Friday) Hours
Open 12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m.

Weekend (Saturday - Sunday) Hours
Open 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Closed Monday