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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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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (19 reviews)
“fruit cup” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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121 W Jones St, NC Museum of Natural Sciences/Nature Research Center, Raleigh, NC 27603-1368
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1 - 10 of 82 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I think this café is very good for a museum. A lot of these cafes within an attraction are over priced concession stand food. We found really good food at a good price. Also, the staff was superb. I would try and improve the seating...More

Thank snef450
Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to the Daily Planet Cafe even when I am not visiting the NC Museum of Natural Sciences or the NRC. I love their fresh food and it is prepared so well.

Thank W4191YXkevinh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good real food well prepared and served in an appetizing manner! Lite meals, sandwiches, plates and Desserts!

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I ate dinner here on a regular basis for several months. The cooks behind the counter are friendly, polite, and always get my order right. The cashiers vary--some are friendly and welcoming; others not so much. You order at the counter, and then pick up...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I was in Raleigh for a business conference, and we decided to go to the Daily Planet for lunch. The first day I had the special which was a chicken cordon bleu wrap. Very tasty, the garlic herb tortilla nicely complemented the flavors of the...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had our doze of caffeine from this cafe after walking in the NC museum of natural science. We had mocha frappe and it is so much better than Starbucks mocha frap! The price is also at par with Starbucks. Planet Cafe's frappe is so...More

Thank HuwanaB
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It was cold and rainy the day we visited the science museum so decided to eat inside the museum rather than walk to another location. I was pleasantly surprised by the choices and quality of food. I had a veggie burger which was huge and...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The frappe and latte took a little too long to prepare, but the twisted cookie was awesome! $10 for those 3, not too expensive.

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had lunch at the Daily Planet Cafe while vising the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. It's located in the same building as the Research Center, making it convenient while in downtown Raleigh. The food was tasty, and we received an ample amount. The menu...More

Thank Robin K
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a great place for a quick lunch when visiting one of the nearby museums or the NC Legislature. The food is good and surprisingly creative for a counter service lunch spot. The sandwich and salad offerings are generous and seem healthy. There are...More

Thank WanderlustNC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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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Description
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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