The COSMIC CAFE IS HIRING FOR THE 2023 SEASON! See our JOBS page for details and to apply.

Come up the mountain for a wonderful lunch in an incomparable setting!


Open Saturdays & Sundays 10AM-5PM through September, and 10-4PM from late September-November.

Mount Wilson Observatory’s Cosmic Cafe offers a variety of freshly made sandwiches and other treats and souvenirs to visitors to the Observatory. The Cafe is located in the Pavilion overlooking the large parking lot at the entrance to the Observatory. Weekend public tour tickets are also sold at the Cafe.

The Cafe is a welcoming and refreshing destination at the end of the road or the trail for hikers and bikers as well as for those who wish to discover the wonders of Mount Wilson Observatory from the comfort of their automobiles following a memorable trip through the Angeles National Forest. U.S. Forest Service Adventure Passes are available at the cafe during our weekend business hours.

Come see us on Mount Wilson where all your purchases help preserve this famous Observatory!

Contact the Cosmic Cafe

Phone: 626-568-2839


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