StarDate Café Information and Menu

The StarDate Café, in the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center, offers a selection of sandwiches, quesdillas, tacos, soft drinks (coffee, sodas, juice drinks, tea, etc), as well as various snacks. The Café is typically open from noon through the end of the Star Parties on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (the Cafe offers a snack menu only from 2:30 - 4:00p), and from noon to 4:00p on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Parties of 15 or more people must discuss arrangements for ordering with our StarDate Cafe staff and plan to pay as a group. Please call us at 432-426-3644. Entrees from $3-$8.50, drinks & snacks under $3.

The StarDate Café does not serve alcoholic beverages, and since the Observatory is a UT campus, alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the property.

The Café is seeking hourly staff to help us with our busy time of the year. Interested? Call 432-426-3644 to enquire.

Those planning to grab a bite before the Star Parties take note .. Star Party crowds average between 400 and 500 people during the summer and between 300-400 throughout much of the rest of the year. Holiday crowds can be far larger. Please plan to give yourself a minimum of an hour (even more time during holidays, Spring Break, summer months) to order and enjoy your meal before your program.

2019 Spring Breakers ... please check back closer to March for a special Spring Break Menu!

Click here to see the current StarDate Café menu (PDF, 91kB).

Parties of 15 or more people must discuss arrangements with our StarDate Cafe staff and plan to pay as a group. Please call us at 432-426-3644. Arrangements may also be initiated by emailing us at stardatecafe @ utexas . edu (remove the spaces).



Know Before You Go

Dress warmly (especially for evening programs) and bring your reservation confirmation with you. The Visitors Center is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time (and additional hours on Star Party nights) every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. The phone number is 432-426-3640.

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