The StarDate Café, in the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center, offers a selection of sandwiches, drinks, and snacks. The Café is typically open 12 p.m. through roughly 15 minutes prior to 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 Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (currently closed on Sundays).
Parties of 15 or more are strongly encouraged to discuss arrangements with our StarDate Cafe staff, email our Café Manager.
The StarDate Café does not serve alcoholic beverages. The Observatory is a Univeristy of Texas campus and alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the property.
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 ample time to order and enjoy your meal before your program.
-- Please note: during busy periods and on Star Party afternoons/evenings, some hot food service (such as quesadillas and other hot sandwiches) may not be available. --
The current Cafe menu is available here.
The Café is seeking hourly staff to help us with our busy time of the year. Interested? Email us to inquire.