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101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA
(760) 322-4895 ‎
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice Museum Café

The Muse is a pleasant spot for a break if you're enjoying the P S Art Museum, but we enjoy it for a quick lunch without entering the museum proper. You can eat in a lovely sculpture garden most of the year. Service is friendly and the food is fresh and delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Muse is a pleasant spot for a break if you're enjoying the P S Art Museum, but we enjoy it for a quick lunch without entering the museum proper. You can eat in a lovely sculpture garden most of the year. Service is friendly and the food is fresh and delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We like this little getaway in the bottom floor of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Even on a very hot day we were able to sit outdoors in the zen-like sculpture garden with shade and a cool breeze. The menu is limited but everything is freshly made. The service is friendly, with volunteers providing table service after you place your... More 

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Palm Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I always enjoy eating here. The menu has a nice selection. Everything is always fresh, and pleasing to the eyes. Reasonably priced with nice decor. Museum membership will get you 10% discount. One small rant. The inside dining area is also the route to one of the sculpture gardens. If the museum is busy lot's of traffic walking through.

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Palm Springs CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is the cafe hidden downstairs in the PS art museum. Just simply a great little cafe with fresh and appealing food. I've only had the salads but the sandwiches look great. Everything is homemade and the staff is always attentive and friendly. It's an extra delight to be able to eat in the sculpture garden.

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Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

It is a simple cafe in the museum that has wraps and sandwiches and soups and some desserts. nothing to rave about, nothing to complain about other thatn for what it is, it is a little pricey. I wouldnt go there as a food destination bit it is ok to grab a quick bite while waiting to go to a... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A great way to end or begin your visit to the Palm Springs Art Museum. Lots of excellent healthy food choices, and weather permitting a lovely outdoor patio with great art to enjoy.

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This cafe offers a great respite after--or in the midst of--touring the Palm Springs Art Museum within which it is housed. Good food and wine, friendly service, nice outdoor sculpture garden eating area.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My husband and I have learned to stop by the Muse Cafe, adjacent to the delightful 443-seat Annenberg Theater (located in the Palm Springs Art Museum) prior to showtime. This lets us find parking near the Art Museum. But it's also lovely food at reasonable prices. Yesterday he had a fresh and good chicken Caesar salad and I had chicken... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The theatre-level facility itself is surprisingly small and thus cramped compared to the parent museum's open architecture and spaciousness. The food counter and prep space - and the lone staff member - are located around a small corner, and not visible when one first enters: visually a bit shabby, to be honest. The staff needed to be roused from texting,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I was impressed with my food but also the staff at the Muse Cafe. If you get a chance go downstaires at the Art Museum to the Muse Cafe for something to eat. You will be happy you did.

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Address: 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: (760) 322-4895 ‎
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: (760) 322-4895 ‎

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  • Cuisine: American

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