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Cafe 43

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Sun, 7/21
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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CUISINES
American, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
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Menu

STARTERS
Cup 6
Bowl 8
Lentil Tortilla Soup
avocado, queso fresco
Cup 7
Bowl 10
Corn Soup
roasted poblano, lump crab
8
Hummus
green olive tapenade, grilled veggies, toasted flatbread
10
Fried Avocado
black beans, smoked tomato, chipotle aioli
4
Young Lettuce
carrots, cherry tomatoes, balsamic dressing
SALADS
15
Chicken Salad
pecans, grapes, apple, rustic wheat
13
Tomato
cucumber, arugula, feta, pine nuts, herb dressing
16
Seared Salmon
green bean, potato, olive, baby greens, dill dressing
13
Summer Squash
cous cous, tomato, olive, lemon vinaigrette
15
Smoked Chicken
berries, tomato, orange, pecans, balsamic dressing
18
Lump Crab
avocado, bacon, roasted corn, baby greens
SANDWICHES
with market fruit or fries | sweet potato fries +$2
13
Grilled Chicken
pesto mayo, avocado, bacon, tomato, ciabatta
13
Wood Grilled Burger*
thick cut bacon, sharp cheddar
13
Turkey Panini
gouda, arugula, tomato-basil aioli
13
Corned Beef
swiss cheese, russian dressing, sauerkraut, marble rye
18
Steak Sandwich
heirloom tomato, arugula, blue cheese, dijon
13
Mrs Bush's Favorite Sandwich
tomato, avocado, mozzarella, mayo
ENTRÉES
16
Chicken Enchiladas
refried black beans, tomato pico, salsa verde
17
Mahi Tacos
cabbage, avocado, spiced mayo, grilled corn
18
Gulf Red Snapper
cauliflower, asparagus, herb salad, citrus vinaigrette
18
Shrimp & Crab
spaghetti squash, roasted tomato, olives
16
Chicken Schnitzel
german potato salad, lemon, parsley, brown butter
13
Omelet
mushroom, spinach, gouda, market fruit, petite greens
DESSERTS
7
Mrs Bush's Award Winning Cowboy Cookies
vanilla ice cream
6
House Made Ice Cream or Sorbet
6
President & Mrs Bush's Favorite Banana Pecan Ice Cream
7
Walker's Point Pecan Pie
chocolate sauce, fresh berries
7
Dc Caramel Brownie Bar
vanilla and caramel ice cream
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good with good selection of tasty popular southern selections. Thanks to Laura Bush for getting them on the menu.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Sairstrip
Reviewed June 13, 2019

This resturant in the presidential library is a good resting spot while taking in the library. Godd food, service, and prices.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Sid B
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

We ate there to send off a faculty member. The food was good and the service was great. Pssssst, look who is dining next to us. Why shiver me timbers, it is no other than Laura Bush. You will find the restaurant fairly expensive but...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Daniel H
Reviewed June 4, 2019

I took a group of ladies to the Presidential library and afterwards we had lunch at Cafe 43. Honestly, I only went because the reviews were good, but I wasn’t expecting the type of service and quality of food that we received. It was outstanding....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank bwdmusic
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Our party of three enjoyed Lunch at Cafe 43 on a Tuesday at Noon and were very pleased with the quiet atmosphere, the attentive service and the food - especially the Shrimp & Crab and Seared Salmon entrees.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Travel80
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

I’ve been to many presidential library/museums, however Café 43 is likely the first to offer an on-site upscale venue with interesting, excellent food selections. The space is open and airy. I highly recommend a bowl of slightly spicy lentil tortilla soup and fresh side salad...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank VaporK8
Reviewed May 16, 2019

I had a great lunch at Cafe 43. My selection was chicken schnitzel. The service was exceptional and the room was beautiful.

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Union_MOKen
Reviewed April 6, 2019

My wife and I while visiting the Library, had lunch at Cafe 43. Walk ins are welcome but I might guess reservations would be benefital during high visitation periods. We were seated promptly and attended to by the professional waitstaff immediately. I had the pulled...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Andy S
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Had lunch/brunch today and the service and food was excellent! Everything was so good, I’d recommend for lunch choice even when not visiting Museum. I had the brunch (only on Weekends) French Toast. Very, very good.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank GaryH916
Reviewed March 28, 2019

Make a reservation. This Cafe is only open until 3pm. The food is wonderful local dishes. Treat yourself to the Cowboy Cookies, Mrs Bush’s own personal recipe.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mhans4
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letsellit
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Hystericalhappiness | Reviewed this property |
Either works. You will feel special with the ambience, atmosphere and proper service. Enjoy!
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Napunani
January 19, 2017|
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Response from Patrick B |
Generally, you can just walk in. If your party is larger than 4, I would recommend calling ahead
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Kimberly K
June 23, 2015|
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Response from altonjk | Reviewed this property |
When we had lunch there, there was a section they had blocked off for a big business party coming in. I wouldn't say it was a private room but it was a private section, where the public couldn't really hear what was going on.
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