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Daily Planet Cafe

121 W Jones St, NC Museum of Natural Sciences/Nature Research Center, Raleigh, NC 27603-1368
+1 919-707-8060
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good50%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
121 W Jones St, NC Museum of Natural Sciences/Nature Research Center, Raleigh, NC 27603-1368
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Great lunchtime food, lots to choose from, I loved the house salad. Great service, nice and clean friendly staff. You can also takeaway.

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of menu choices, especially vegetarian ones, at this cafe. The food was very good with little waiting. For a museum cafe, this was a delightful treat.

Thank Zipinc
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I am a regular customer and have been going here since they opened. This is one of the better places in the government complex area. I love their veggie burger which is among the best I've ever had and the quinoa and avocado salad is...More

Thank Jamfam18
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I think this café is very good for a museum. A lot of these cafes within an attraction are over priced concession stand food. We found really good food at a good price. Also, the staff was superb. I would try and improve the seating...More

Thank snef450
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I go to the Daily Planet Cafe even when I am not visiting the NC Museum of Natural Sciences or the NRC. I love their fresh food and it is prepared so well.

Thank W4191YXkevinh
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Good real food well prepared and served in an appetizing manner! Lite meals, sandwiches, plates and Desserts!

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I ate dinner here on a regular basis for several months. The cooks behind the counter are friendly, polite, and always get my order right. The cashiers vary--some are friendly and welcoming; others not so much. You order at the counter, and then pick up...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I was in Raleigh for a business conference, and we decided to go to the Daily Planet for lunch. The first day I had the special which was a chicken cordon bleu wrap. Very tasty, the garlic herb tortilla nicely complemented the flavors of the...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had our doze of caffeine from this cafe after walking in the NC museum of natural science. We had mocha frappe and it is so much better than Starbucks mocha frap! The price is also at par with Starbucks. Planet Cafe's frappe is so...More

Thank HuwanaB
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It was cold and rainy the day we visited the science museum so decided to eat inside the museum rather than walk to another location. I was pleasantly surprised by the choices and quality of food. I had a veggie burger which was huge and...More

Thank Mary H
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 W Jones St, NC Museum of Natural Sciences/Nature Research Center, Raleigh, NC 27603-1368
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-707-8060
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The Daily Planet Cafe is located in the Nature Research Center of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and features breakfast, sandwiches, salads, wraps, desserts, smoothies, Larry's Beans coffee and a full bar.
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