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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good51%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
121 W Jones St, NC Museum of Natural Sciences/Nature Research Center, Raleigh, NC 27603-1368
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a surprise. The menu is very diverse ( I was tempted by short ribs and a turkey black eyed pea chili but got the Newnurg). The Seafood Newburg (shrimp, salmon, Mahi Mahi) was excellent. Service was efficient and courteous.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

If you are at the NC museums, this little cafe is a great place to stop for breakfast or lunch. The prices are super low, and the list of options is good enough to satisfy most groups.

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Needed a good cup of coffee after local museum tour. This was closest. For a museum cafe, I was surprised that the coffee was good. A choice of three roasts and the dark roast was pretty good -- although I am not a coffee purist....More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Really good food; great location; nice outside seating and lousy music. And helpful staff! But music makes it hard for business talks.

Thank Jamfam18
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We got to the science museum about 2PM and wanted something quick to eat before we started our tour. We found their cafe and we each got a sandwich. I got a Cuban and my son got a veggie burger. They were both very good...More

Thank RSpicer
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We had breakfast sandwiches, yogurt parfait and coffee (2x) and both times were very tasty, the service fast and the staff friendly.

Thank CindyMcN
Reviewed 13 November 2017

After a couple of hours browsing the museum, we decided to get lunch. The Daily Planet cafe is inside the museum. Good lunch menu. We both ordered the fish tacos and a smoothie. They were delicious. Note, you can not take your smoothie or any...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 29 October 2017

It is very convenient to the many museums downtown as well as the State Capitol building. The food was good and the price was reasonable.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 28 October 2017

My friend and I took a 'road trip' adventure to Raleigh. Rode the CRX bus from Chapel Hill, visited the museums, the legislative buildings, and the Department of Public Instruction. Stopped in at the Daily Planet on the recommendation of a fellow bus rider. Pleasant...More

Thank carolinanorte
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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