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“Excellent Cafeteria Food”
Review of Cafe Allegro

Cafe Allegro
Ranked #121 of 3,080 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe, American, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in a light-filled space overlooking the museum’s entry courtyard and signature sculpture, MIM's Café Allegro serves an inventive menu of great-tasting foods prepared from scratch, using fresh, local ingredients. Café Allegro offers a menu that changes daily. Stations feature global cuisine, local and regional dishes, hand-tossed pizzas, grilled specialties, freshly made soups and salads, and delicious desserts. The casual self-serve environment provides a unique museum dining experience, boasting dishes alive with flavor and nutrition. The Café also offers vegetarian, vegan, international, and kid-friendly options, appealing to a wide variety of tastes. Café Allegro is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For those seeking a quick pick-me-up, MIM's coffee shop is open during all regular museum hours. It is located adjacent to Café Allegro, and features coffee and daily pastry selections.
Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Cafeteria Food”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Gourmet food in a cafeteria setting! My first thought was that we were going to get over priced, previously frozen, bland tasting food. We were pleasantly surprised at the gourmet selections and was even more surprised at the reasonable prices. We did not plan on eating at the cafeteria but we also didn't plan on spending over 5 hours at the museum. What an incredible museum and excellent cafeteria! We will be back! We will plan on spending the entire day the next visit. The MIM museum would be an perfect place to spend the hot summer days in Phoenix and plan on visiting the cafe and coffee shop while you are there.


Visited June 2013
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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pricey but good”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We found some of the food to be outrageously pricey and some of the food was quite reasonable. The food from the grill made to order was really good and reasonably priced. The prepackaged food (sandwiches and salads) and commercial food/drinks (like chips) were way over priced. $2 for a small bag of chips and roughly $3 for a bottle of water.

  • Visited June 2013
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upstate NY
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350 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Really good food and lovely setting”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Food here in the cafe is really good - freshly made. My son had a very good hamburger. Chocolate chip cookies were yummy. Prices are ok. This place is a good stop while you are in the museum.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank lisa9962
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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great find in Phoenix!”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Found this gem of a restaurant--great food, service was outstanding, enjoyed it all. Great menus which included healthy choices and calorie counts. The muffins were totally amazing, literally steaming from the kitchen.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Jean R
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Regina, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Try the burgers”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Great cafe. Global specials, delicious burgers and many other options. Don't forget to have a cookie for dessert. They are fabulous.

Visited March 2013
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Thank DJ9999
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