Café 43

Café 43 and the Courtyard Café are closed indefinitely.  Details

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.
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Make a Reservation, purchase a gift certificate,  or contact us: [email protected] 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 and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Courtyard Café Specials: March 9-13


Fire Roasted Vegetable Soup
Chicken Caesar Wrap
Classic BLT Sandwich


Corn and Crab Chowder
Black Bean Burger
Orange Chicken, Steamed Rice, Green Beans


Tortilla Soup
Chicken Nachos
Carne Asada Quesadilla


Tomato Basil Soup 
Smoked Brisket Sandwich, Corn on the Cob, Fried Okra 
Mesquite Grilled BBQ Chicken


Lobster Bisque
Fresh Mozzarella, Avocado, and Tomato on Multigrain
Fried Catfish and Shrimp, Hush Puppies, Broccoli

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.

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.