Smithsonian Institution Building, the Castle

The Castle Café
Need a pick-me-up? The Castle Café serves up freshly brewed coffee and espresso plus beer and wine. An assortment of fresh baked goods, gelato and fresh fruit makes the Castle Café the perfect place for a quick snack. The café also offers a seasonal selection of sandwiches, salads and soups.

Dining Dollars Food Vouchers
Available in denominations of $12, $15 or $20, Dining Dollars are good for face value and can be used towards the purchase of any food item and include a complimentary soft drink. 

Discount available for advanced sales only, not valid for same day purchases. Minimum order of 10, no complimentary vouchers issued. No reserved seating. Vouchers expire 9/30/17. 2017 vouchers can be exchanged for 2018 vouchers. To qualify for exchange, Smithsonian Group Sales & Reservations office must receive unused vouchers no later than 9/28/17.

Start the day with a group breakfast at the Smithsonian! Breakfast menus are offered daily from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

The Continental Breakfast $12 per person
Assorted pastries, fresh fruit, tea and coffee.

The All American Breakfast $12.95 per person
Featuring a spread of cage-free scrambled eggs, home fried potatoes, choice of one breakfast meat: pork country sausage, turkey sausage, or sugar cured ham steak, and biscuits. Selection of coffee & teas fresh squeezed orange juice included. 

Breakfast is also available at the National Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of American History. 

Breakfast must be booked at least 72 hours in advance and have a minimum of 40 guests.

Food-Allergic Individuals: Be aware that we handle and prepare egg, milk, wheat, shellfish, fish, soy, peanut, and tree nut products, and other potential allergens in the food production areas of our facility. Please direct questions to the restaurant manager.