Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sprout Cafe-The NC Museum of Life and Science

What it is: We love the Museum of Life Science, so we were excited when we heard that they were opening a new cafe in their former cafe location across from the train.  We had only stopped in periodically for a snack in the old cafe but had heard lots of good things about the new one so we were anxious to check it out.  We stopped by at about noon after a train ride had just gotten out and apparently lots of other people had the same idea.  We waited in line for a LONG time which gave me more time to peruse the menu but it also made my little ones twitchy and hard to keep ahold of.

When studying the menu I saw that it was an interesting split between local/fresh ingredients and Q-Shack...two delicious tastes if you ask me.  Plus, once we got the food, it was fantastic!  In addition to the lunch menu, they also had a breakfast menu as well as a case full of yummy looking snacks including snack sized Mad Popper popcorn-yum!

What we liked: The food was delicious.  I tried the celebrity turkey sandwich made with delicious goat cheese that I imagine was from local dairy Celebrity Dairy.  The fries with that were well made.  The boys split a PB&J with mac and cheese for a side. Both were delicious, and the kids meal had an interesting touch that we liked-you could choose from a cookie or banana pudding with the meal, and the banana pudding was fantastic.


What we would change: As we mentioned, the line was too long.  However, the food still came out very quickly, and by the time we left the cafe the line was short again, so we might have just come in at the wrong two seconds.  The kids meal was a little expensive at $5.95.

Website and other important information:

Website: http://www.ncmls.org/files/SproutMenu.pdf (Sprout's Menu)

Museum Website: http://www.ncmls.org/

Address: 433 West Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704


Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Photos: 


 (The indoor seating area)


(The ordering area)

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Just wanted to chime in. We ate there on Monday. My girls and I are celiac and Sprouts is gluten free friendly. First time we didn't have to leave the museum just because it was meal time.

They do not have a gluten free menu, but they have a gluten free bread to put sandwiches on. Stay away from things like mac and cheese and french fries (shared fryer) and all with be alright.

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