Café 43

Named in honor of the 43rd President of the United States, Café 43 is a full-service restaurant with a "local first, Texas second" menu. We feature locally-sourced, organic dishes that change seasonally, with complex interpretations of Texas-influenced dishes and classic favorites. 

Please Note:  Due to the Bush Center's Forum on Leadership, Café 43 will be closed on Thursday, April 19, 2018.  Café 43 will resume normal operating hours beginning Friday, April 20, 2018.
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Make a Reservation, purchase a gift certificate,  or contact us: Cafe43@BushCenter.org or call (214) 200-4302
Café 43 Hours: Open Daily 11:00 a.m -3:00 p.m.
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday. Dining at Café 43 does not require admission to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
Chef John Maas' locally-sourced menu changes seasonally

Courtyard Café

Enjoy a casual dining experience in the Bush Center's Ceremonial Courtyard, featuring daily chef-created specials, as well as soups, salads, sandwiches, breakfast items and Starbucks Coffee.

Dining at the Courtyard Café does not require admission to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Courtyard Café Hours
Weekdays  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday  12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Courtyard Café Specials: April 16 - 20
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Turkey Avocado Chipotle Sandwich

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Chicken Gumbo 

Spinach, Hummus, Feta, and Cucumber Wrap 

Blackened Chicken and Swiss Sandwich

Roasted Corn and Green Chile Soup

Chicken Fajita Quesadilla

Taco Salad

French Onion Soup 

Italian Club Sandwich

Chicken Caesar Wrap  

White Cheddar and Poblano Soup 

BLT Ranch Wrap

Mrs. Bush’s Favorite Sandwich (Tomato/Mozzarella/Avocado) with House Made Chips

John Maas, Executive Chef

An accomplished chef with a strong combination of culinary experience and management skills, Executive Chef John Maas has created a locally sourced, organic, seasonal, sustainable menu for Café 43, offering recipes made entirely in house.

See Photos of Our Fall Offerings

Private Events

With its exquisite terrace seating overlooking the restored native Texas prairie landscape of the Bush Center, Café 43 is a convenient, centrally located choice for rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, corporate dining and very special events. 

Contact the Catering Department at 214-200-4303 for details and arrangements.