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The Cafe at the End of the Universe

2800 E Observatory Ave, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1255
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good25%
  • Average41%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
1 Feb 2018
“Snacks & Drinks”
27 Dec 2017
“A Bit Expensive for What is Offered”
Closed Now
American, Cafe, Fast food
$$ - $$$
2800 E Observatory Ave, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1255
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Dreadful. The food ideas would be alright if the execution was not execrable. Yes, it is good that there is a cafe here but it would be hugely better if some effort was made to keep it fresh. In fairness, a banana was alright.

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 February 2018

If you didn’t bring food with you, this cafe offers a variety of snacks, drinks, and a small amount of hot food. The hot food didn’t look too appetizing, but if you’re famished beggars can’t be choosers... Warning: lines may be long & slow and...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Decent food but a bit expensive. Not fancy at all, more of a self serve cafe with with a patio. Beautiful view if you get a table near the edge or windows. If you're hungry, it will get you through but you want more of...More

Thank Jill L
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This café is K if you need to rest and get out of the sun while visiting the observatory. The food and drink was OK but a little over-priced even by LA standards. Not the worst but far from being good.

Thank Drbinoche
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Left a review of the Griffith mentioning this place. It is very overpriced, dirty and generally v disappointing given the iconic nature of the Observatory itself. Revamp please.

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This place is trading on the View, and it is not holding up its end of the bargain. I guess since people keep coming there is no incentive to wake up. The offerings are unimaginative, and costly, yet the thing that most prompted the review...More

Thank MomoBobo
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Meh. It's beer food with a champagne price. It's behind sleek, mirrored doors, with no type of signage. People were walking right by it, confused. Some chips, cups for ice sodas, and a cold case with bottled drinks. A chip display, and a cold case...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Good location, with nice patio for views, it would have been nice to have a bit more selections of foods or drinks.

Thank Nina I
Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you are not hungry you can skip visiting this café, very basic foods - Muffins, snacks, Yogurts etc. Even in my visit, I did not find this café very clean. But the views from Patio of this café is great!

Thank sudipk
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Not a lot of selection as far as food goes, but the view is amazing. You can see the city and Hollywood sign.

Thank Jennifer W
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 E Observatory Ave, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1255
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
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