The Café at MIM
4 1/2 out of 5 stars
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050
(480) 478-6000

When thinking about great restaurants in Desert Ridge, you might overlook the small Café located within the Musical Instrument Museum or “MIM”. One visit to this Bon Appétit Management Company operated facility and we think you’ll change your mind.

Located in a light-filled space overlooking the museum’s entry courtyard and signature sculpture, the Café at MIM serves an inventive menu of great-tasting foods prepared from scratch, using fresh local ingredients. The Café at MIM offers a menu that changes daily.  Daily food selections can be viewed online at where you will also find information about nutrition, food choices and sustainability.

Stations feature global cuisine, local and regional dishes, hand-tossed pizzas, grilled specialties, freshly made soups and salads, and delicious desserts. The casual self-serve environment provides a unique museum dining experience, boasting dishes alive with flavor and nutrition. The Café also offers vegetarian, vegan, international, and kid-friendly options, appealing to a wide variety of tastes.

Taking its role in the community seriously, Bon Appétit makes socially responsible purchasing decisions and uses local, organic produce whenever possible. In an extension of the worldview exhibited throughout the museum’s galleries, the Café at MIM takes a comprehensive view of wellness, believing that environment, community, and a creative menu can work together to support each other and contribute to the well-being and enjoyment of their guests.


If you’re looking for healthy food and an easy way to support sustainability, the Café at the MIM is a sure bet.

MIM Café and Coffee Shop hours
Daily 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

For those seeking a quick pick-me-up, the Coffee Shop at MIM is open during all regular museum hours. It is located within the Café, and features coffee and daily pastry selections.