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The Cafe at the End of the Universe

) #1,926 of 8,353 Restaurants in Los Angeles $$ - $$$ American, Cafe
2800 E Observatory Ave, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1255
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5 weeks ago
“Gorgeous Views At Night!”
31 Jan 2017
“Great views, ok food”
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American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
2800 E Observatory Ave, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1255
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Built on a cliff adjacent to the L.A. Observatory, this little modern self-serve café provides fantastic (and yes romantic) views especially at night. Please note this is NOT a restaurant. Food items are limited as is parking and the drive to the Café/Observatory is long...More

Thank weRtheWorld2016
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Good for a drink or a snack after the observatory but I wouldn't eat a serious meal here. Save your money for some good food down the hill.

Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The café is a well earned stop something for every one and seating outside with views. A little bit expensive .

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 14 September 2016

could be so much better with a little effort , thought. Turn it into a Johnny Rockets ..or anything it's basic , bland , but with awesome views ...

Thank kjh777
Reviewed 11 September 2016

It's a cafe downstairs from the main observatory entrance and the standard cafe style options and quality but the views from the dining deck detract from the average food options. From memory it didn't open until nearer noon.

Thank TartanTeddyBear
Reviewed 9 September 2016

There's good in-door and outdoor seating. It's easy to bring your own picnic lunch. The cafe offers a relatively small and expensive selection. It seems the cafe is there so you don't starve, but isn't intended to be a central draw for the observatory.

Thank corpdoc
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The food is nothing to write home about. It's basically a cafeteria. But the views from the dining deck will make you forget about the fact you're eating an egg salad sandwich and a fountain drink.

Thank betteryeti
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I was very impressed by the cafe onsite at the Observatory. It was a great spot to get lunch. There is an outside seating area, overlooking some of the skyline.

Thank JackLFC05
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I really could go either way on this one. They offer one main dish a night, and it was good but if you don't like it you're out of luck. Otherwise they have hotdogs and sandwichs you grab out of a cooler. It's pricey but...More

Thank deltaduck2
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Well, who wouldn't like to grab a quick bite/ drink at a café at the end of the universe! No doubt, the name catches your attention but frankly it is a very basic set up, with a basic menu, basic short bites with very basic...More

Thank kent19
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
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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