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Pepper Mill Café

Hours of Operation

Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm*
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

*Until 7:30 pm when the Museum is open until 8:00 pm




Salad Bar 
The salad bar is open daily from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

  • Vegetable Salad  $6.00
  • Protein Salad  $7.00

Salad toppings: cherry tomatoes, cucumber, black beans, red onions, shredded carrots, olives, cheddar cheese, feta cheese, pine nuts, croutons, egg salad, grilled chicken, and/or tofu. (Toppings may vary based on availability.)

Dressings: balsamic vinaigrette, blue cheese, raspberry vinaigrette, french, caesar, ranch. (Dressings may vary based on availability.)

Sandwiches are served daily from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm with a green salad.

  • Whole Sandwich $6.00
  • Half Sandwich $4.00


  • Daily featured entree specials (includes two sides) $7.00
  • Vegetarian entree (includes two sides) $6.50

Special Menu Showcases Panamanian Cuisine February 6 – 8 and February 13 – 15

Savor two new menus inspired by the new exhibition Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama, and based on Pepper Mill Café Executive Chef Stephen Aleckna’s research of popular Panamanian foods. The special menus are available in the Pepper Mill Café Friday through Sunday, for the first two weeks of the Beneath the Surface exhibition.

Beneath the Surface Lunch Menu, February 6, 7 and 8:
Tilapia, Citrus Mango Salsa
Potato & Vegetable Empanada
Arroz con Guandu (Rice, Coconut Milk, Pigeon Peas)
Grilled Pineapple, Cilantro & Cayenne
Patacones, Lime & Cayenne (Fried Plantain)

Beneath the Surface Lunch Menu, February 13, 14 and 15:
Slow Cooked Chicken, Chili Peppers & Olives
Grilled Corn Cake, Black Beans & Tomatoes
Roasted Kabocha Squash, Cilantro
Patacones, Lime & Cayenne (Fried Plantain)


3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000


Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED


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