Big play means big appetites! Satisfy your cravings at our family-friendly cafe, located on our ground floor alongside the historic Erie Canal Terminus. We are open year-round to museum visitors and casual diners alike. Whether you’re stopping in for a warm respite from the Ice @ Canalside in the wintertime or looking for a cool place to take a break from the bustling downtown action in the summertime – we’ve got you covered! Our food offerings are designed to please both kids and adults alike, with special offerings available to those with dietary restrictions.

For health and safety purposes, food and drinks are not permitted on the museum floor. Hot beverages can be particularly dangerous to our young visitors.

In the event you have any special dietary requirements please direct inquiries to head chef Dean Williams at DWilliams2@rich.com.


September – June
Monday, Wednesday – Friday 11 am – 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 4 pm
Extended hours on select Fridays

July & August
Open every day 11 am – 4 pm
Extended hours on select Fridays