Along with this stylish cafe, the Denver Art Museum also features a restaurant!
A few years ago, I read an article on restaurants becoming central to museums not because of the revenue they generate, but because of their potential to attract visitors and members.
Cafes and restaurants are redefining “museum food” by serving tastier, healthier, and more memorable food. The goal of these profit centers is to attract more visitors and keep them there longer — which ultimately leads to more revenue, and more memberships. Many museums see the cafes as an extension of their education programming. At Cafe Gio, they feature food as art. At other historical or cultural museums, you can learn about a place or people through dining.
If you are a little early to the museum like I was, or if you just want to grab something to eat, I loved this beautiful avocado toast.
Want to try avocado toast everywhere?
A new cafe in a building with Japanese-American history on the North Shore of Oʻahu.
Museum restaurants used to be located somewhere inside, which meant guests had to pay an admission fee to dine there. Now, many museum restaurants have their own, separate doors from the outside.