Café 7

Open Tuesday–Friday, 10 am–3 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am–4 pm. 

Featuring seasonal items and an authentic farm-to-table experience, Café 7 offers homemade soups, delicious sandwiches, and fresh salads made with locally sourced ingredients from nearby farms. Join us for lunch, desserts, or a wide selection of beverages. 

Located on the lower level of the Clark Center, both indoor and terrace seating is available.

Coffee and tea is available for purchase in the reading room in the Manton Research Center.


Visitors are always welcome to bring or purchase a picnic to enjoy at one of the picnic tables dotting the grounds and beneath the terrace at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. However, seats inside Café Seven at the Clark Center and seats on the terraces at the Clark Center and at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill are reserved for café patrons.

Featured Recipe

One of our most requested recipes from Café 7: 

Farro Salad
Serves 6-8

4 cups water
1 ½ cups farro
2 tsp salt
8 oz feta, crumbled
¼ cup red onion, small diced
¼ cup dill, chopped
¼ cup pickled vegetables 
½ cup, toasted nuts 
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup chopped parsley
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
Zest of 1 lemon
Squeeze of fresh lemon

Combine the water and farro in a saucepan. Add salt and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover and simmer until the farro is tender, about 30-40 minutes. Drain well and spread onto sheet pan to cool. While farro is cooking, mix all other ingredients together; combine with farro when cooled.