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Cafe Allegro

#129 of 2,476 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920 (Formerly The Cafe at MIM)
+1 480-478-6000
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You do not need to pay for the museum to eat here. It's one of my favorite places in the area! They use mostly locally sourced ingredients in creative, healthy, and delicious dishes. I've never had a bad meal here! I love their daily soup, mac & cheese, fresh salads, meat dishes, and freshly baked cookies. They even have a... More 

Thank KayMacTravel7
Laguna Woods, California
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The offerings were of a great variety,pleasing everyone in our party.This is the best eatery I've experienced at a museum. I had a veggie burger which was made from scratch on the premises, and was delish. We ate outdoors, under the shade of a tree, and were refreshed to enjoy more of the MIM.

Thank ZCAlady
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A lot of variety for quick food, even more variety for sit down dining. Very healthy hearty local offerings. A great food experience inside a museum.

Thank Robert A
Denton, Texas
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105 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had planned to tour the MIM for 3 hours and wound up staying for 5. The Cafe stopped serving lunch at 2:30 PM and we arrived at 2 PM. There were 3 chefs to take our order and prepare our food. The food was excellent. Go, look, listen, eat here, go, look, listen again!

Thank Larry P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Amazing Cafe in a world-class museum! I LOVE all of the natural light and outdoor seating in this beautiful cafe. Everyone is super friendly and the food is OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Thank Heidi R
Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This restaurant is in the Musical Instrument Museum. The food was good and allowed us to spend more time at the museum.

Thank Pittwall
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is my third time to the cafe. You don't have to pay the Museum admission price to eat at the cafe. The food here is really nutritious and delicious. Usually they have a selection of global choices and then some local menu items as well. Very bright, very cheery, and a great meeting place, or resting place, if you... More 

Thank Wilma W
Surprise, Arizona
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

...in a glass-walled dining area looking out over a tree-filled courtyard. Serving everything from sandwiches and chips to home-made hot entrees and soups. It's a great place to take a break from your visit to the Musical Instrument Museum.

Thank Terry M
Boca Raton, Florida
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1,407 reviews
883 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Found a good selection of light lunch options and these hit the spot. The place is pleasant and airy so is good for pre, post or in between

Thank David G
Surprise, Arizona
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343 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Located in the Musical Instrument Museum are many good lunch items. They also have a coffee shop with pastries.

Thank Glenn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cafe, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920 (Formerly The Cafe at MIM)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 480-478-6000
Located in a light-filled space overlooking the museum’s entry courtyard and signature sculpture, MIM's Café Allegro serves an inventive menu of great-tasting foods prepared from scratch, using fresh, local ingredients. Café Allegro offers a menu that changes daily. Stations feature global cuisine, local and regional dishes, hand-tossed pizzas, grilled specialties, freshly made soups and salads, and delicious desserts. The casual self-serve environment provides a unique museum dining experience, boasting dishes alive with flavor and nutrition. The Café also offers vegetarian, vegan, international, and kid-friendly options, appealing to a wide variety of tastes. Café Allegro is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For those seeking a quick pick-me-up, MIM's coffee shop is open during all regular museum hours. It is located adjacent to Café Allegro, and features coffee and daily pastry selections.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?