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Reservations are not accepted; guests are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Café seating is reserved for patrons only.

Groups: We are happy to accommodate groups at deCordova | Café. Groups of 10 or larger are encouraged to call in advance and order from the group menu. School groups are not permitted to dine in the Café without prior warning. Seating for larger groups is available at the Sculpture Terrace, the Store's Courtyard, and the School Gallery space.  For more information pertaining to the Café and group visits please contact the Café at 781.259.3660 or .

Location: 4th floor of Museum building

Capacity: 40 seats inside the Café, 20 seats on Sculpture Terrace, 24 seats in the Store's Courtyard, and 16 seats inside the Store Gallery space. The Sculpture Terrace and Store Courtyard are both seasonal and weather dependant.

Pricing: Sandwiches/salads $6–8, Seasonal Soups $4–6, Desserts $2–4, Coffee/Tea/Espresso drinks $1.50–4

Cuisine: Via Lago Catering of Lexington, MA; Red Barn Coffee Roasters of Upton, MA

To reserve space today for corporate and daytime functions please contact Jevon Mansfeld, Head of Special Events and Rentals. Visit our Events page for more information.


Justin Richel is a Maine-based artist who paints complex and detailed compositions that rang in content from precariously stacked desserts to mid-century furniture to comically exaggerated 18th century political portraits of men with wigs and birds.

deCordova | Via Lago and the Planet

We take environmental issues seriously, and feel a responsibility to help the cause. We look for products that are biodegradable and compostable. Several of our selected suppliers now offer environmentally preferable alternatives, including “greener” packaging. Our coffee is organic, fair-trade certified. This helps substantially in reducing the amount of chemicals and acres of land required for production, which in turn financially aids smaller family farmers. We are vigilant about purchasing as much local product as we can. At Via Lago, environmental considerations take priority over the cost of these products as often as possible.