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The Cafe at the End of the Universe

The Cafe at the End of the Universe

7.25 reviews
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American
Ranked #24 in Hollywood restaurants
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2800 East Observatory Road, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA
(323) 661-2231
http://www.griffithobservatory.org/visiting/dining.html
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Orange County, CA

This cafe is located inside the Griffith Observatory. They have mostly Wolfgang Puck pre-prepared items like sandwiches, salads, wraps and hot items like macaroni and cheese. If you know me, then you know I went with the macaroni and cheese. It was warm, comforting, heavy on the cheese sauce but the noodles were a little too soft to my liking. It was pretty standard. The place was empty when we went since it was mid afternoon. They also have bottled drinks, hot drinks, and dispensed sodas. The service was okay. There are a few registers where you can pay for your snacks. There are plenty of tables to enjoy your food at inside and outside. The views are really fantastic. It's convenient if you didn't bring any food or drink with you and worth a visit if you are hungry.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

It's nice to have dining at the Griffith Observatory, but The Café at the End of the Universe needs to get back on its game. The furniture, while serviceable, needs to be refreshed. The Cafe is noted to be Wolfgang Puck operated, but service is lacking, especially at the grill/prep line. Every time I've visited, items listed on the prep-line menu are either out of stock or otherwise not being offered, as noted by a not-very-apologetic staff. What good is a Puck-operated eatery when the service is not up to snuff? I really want to like this cafe, though. Here's to hoping for improvements!

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New York City, New York State, USA

This is the cafe at the Griffith Observatory. I'm just giving it 5 stars for having such a cool name. I don't know if it's actually good to eat at. :/ Sorry.

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Local from Torrance, California
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Doesn't that name just makes you want to try it out no matter how or where it is?? Love the name!
Cute little cafe that is located the lower level of the Observatory. If you are hungry and have not eaten, maybe grab a snack and a drink. The food is really expensive and plain (even if its serving Wolfgang Puck brand).

The only thing worth it here and it's free is to sit at the patio and watch the sunset! The view is absolutely beautiful! But I really don't mind to pay a little bit of money for ordinary food because the view and the feeling you will about to receive when you sit down to watch the sunset is well worth it.

p.s.~ Oh, I would definitely come down to use the restroom in the cafeteria rather then the one upstairs. Hint of advice...

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