Cosmic Cafe

The Cosmic Cafe at the Adler Planetarium.

For a nice, relaxing lunch and the best view of the Chicago skyline, there’s nowhere better than the Cosmic Cafe. Cosmic Cafe, run by the Adler’s exclusive caterer Food for Thought, provides a variety of freshly prepared options, including an array of soups, sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, beverages, and desserts.



Hours of Operation*

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday: 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 am–3:15 pm

There are extended hours during holidays and special events.

*The Cosmic Cafe kitchen closes 30 minutes prior to the Cafe’s closing each day. Guests can still enjoy an abbreviated food and drink menu, along with soups and stews.

Private Events at the Adler Planetarium

The Cosmic Cafe decorated for a private event.

Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or an elaborate affair, the Adler is a beautiful setting for your special occasion.

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