Cafe Coteau dining area with large windows and mobiles of flowers and animals coming from the ceiling

Café Coteau

Serving Food Made With Love

Food Made With Love

Café Coteau, located in the Museum’s iconic atrium, offers an array of delicious breakfast and lunch choices that will satisfy both adults and children.

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Cafe Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

Sunday – Monday: closed

Watch our website calendar for our $5 Community Meals on Tuesday nights.

Open to the public

Image of Cafe Coteau logo.The restaurant is open to the public and does not require admission.

With a focus on local and fresh food, Café Coteau is a unique offering in Brookings, South Dakota, where both locals and travelers can feel welcome under the prairie sky! Your restaurant purchase helps support the mission of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota.

Fresh local food

Our café focuses on preparing fresh food featuring items such as omelettes, pastas, sandwiches, and salads. In the summer months, the café grows its own vegetables and herbs on the back patio and locally sources vegetables from the local farmers market that takes place near the Museum each Saturday.

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Gluten-free and healthy options

We pride ourselves on offering healthy menu items and also feature a variety of gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Boy eating ice cream cone
Café Coteau proudly serves SDSU ice cream.

Kool Beans Coffee and SDSU ice cream

Stop by for a cup of locally-roasted Kool Beans Coffee. Or get a cone or dish of Brookings’s favorite South Dakota State University ice cream.

Catering and special events

Café Coteau provides catering for special events, facility rentals, Museum birthday parties, and even field trips. Call (605) 692-6700 to learn more. Watch our calendar for special events such as Breakfast with Santa, Coteau’s Table, and Mystery Dinner Theaters that take place periodically throughout the year.