The Kimbell Café

Located in the Kahn Building, the Kimbell Café (formerly the Kimbell Buffet) offers in-house dining and to-go lunch options. Prepared by Chef Peter Kreidler, the Café menu offers visitors a weekly rotating selection of soups, sandwiches and quiche. 

For the safety of all visitors, tables are appropriately spaced and sanitized after every use.



 LunchBoxed lunches, beverages, & desserts
Afternoon tea
Happy Hours
Tuesday11:30 am–2 pm 2–4 pmClosed
Wednesday11:30 am–2 pm 2–4 pmClosed
Thursday11:30 am–2 pm 2–4 pmClosed
FridayNoon–2 pm2–4 pm5–7 pm
Saturday11:30 am–2 pm 2–4 pmClosed
SundayNoon–2 pm2–4 pmClosed

The Kimbell Café in the Louis I. Kahn Building is open for lunch. 

The Piano Café is temporarily closed. 



Lunch Combo
Choice of soup, half sandwich, chicken salad, pimento cheese, or slice of quiche, served with a green salad, fresh fruit, beverage, and cookie 

One-entrée plate $12.50 
Two-entrée plate $14.00 


Boxed Lunch (to go) 
Choice of either a sandwich, a scoop of chicken salad, or pimento cheese with crackers. Includes a bag of chips, fruit cup, beverage, and a cookie.

Boxed lunch $12.00 

Kimbell Afternoon Tea

Tuesdays–Sundays, 2–4 pm

Tea Service for Two $35 
Choose from a selection of fragrant loose-leaf teas, and enjoy an array of sweet and savory items, including scones, finger sandwiches, cookies, and muffins. Served with house-made jams and salted butter. $5 per additional teapot.

Reservations are required. Please call 817-332-8451 ext. 721 to reserve a table.


Tea Menu

Teapot, two teacups, and a three-tiered plate with finger sandwiches, fruit, scones, and other snacks

Happy Hour

Fridays, 5–7 pm

Enjoy live music and a selection of beverages and snacks available for purchase. Members receive a 10% discount on beverages during happy hours. No reservations required.

Happy Hour music provided by a variety of local artists. Please reference the calendar.

See the Happy Hour calendar

Two people drinking wine at a table with a guitar player in the background

The Kimbell Cookbook

Shelby Schafer, founding chef of the Buffet Restaurant, presents 335 of her favorite recipes in the newest edition of The Kimbell Cookbook, available only at the museum’s shop.



Kimbell Art Museum Cookbook by Shelby Schafer