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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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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good26%
  • Average41%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
4 weeks ago
“Good location”
5 weeks ago
“Food is OK!”
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2800 E Observatory Ave, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1255
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Isn't that always the way - rooftop restaurants always do mediocre food. Well this is a cafe so I won't judge it too hard. It definitely has the cafe vibe being next to the gift shop and toilets! Coffee was good but should you ever...More

Thank ch3wy
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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