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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good52%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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121 W Jones St, NC Museum of Natural Sciences/Nature Research Center, Raleigh, NC 27603-1368
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Typically food at an attraction such as the NC science museum isn't that great; but, this actually was! I had the Cuban. The sandwich was large, fresh, and flavorful. Also, the fries were great (closet to McDonalds fries I've ever had). The place is clean,...More

Thank Vanmat79
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Breakfast of eggs, bacon and toast with/coffee was very good and super fast. Watch the people go by on a window front stool while you enjoy your breakfast. Next door to natural history museum shop.

Thank 1TravelNP
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Food is okay service is great but the best part is the location. Wow visiting the museum, this restaurant is located so you do not have to leave the building which makes it a One-Stop destination for an all-day visit. Salads are available but it's...More

Thank P M
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Nothing special for me, it was a quick decision to stop for a breakfast sandwich. Had the ham, egg and cheese croissant. I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the sandwich, but the ham was extremely salty, to the point I had to finish...More

Thank Micheal M
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The menu has changed over the last year and so has the taste. It’s good enough for a lunch, but it’s not near as yummy as it use to be. The coffee is just okay, but their homemade granola bars are still amazing.

Thank ballinonabudgetk
Reviewed 14 June 2018

I was with friends visiting our legislators in the LOB, and didn't want to eat in the cafe in the capitol, so we went out and found this place at the museum. while it is connected to the museum, it also has a street entrance,...More

Thank c5mjb
Reviewed 23 April 2018

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 12 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
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Restaurant Details

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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
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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