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Welcome to Café NOMA

The newly renovated and reopened Café NOMA by Ralph Brennan features a delicious array of artisanal flatbreads, sandwiches, salads and veggie bowls alongside an artful assortment of freshly baked breads and sweets inside a show-stopping pastry case. Blurring the lines between refreshment retreat and gallery space, this stellar venue features a dramatic installation of vessels for food and drink from the museum's permanent collection, designed in collaboration with the curatorial team. Spanning the entire wall behind a 24' long upholstered banquette, the seventy-two-object display covers the vast range of the museum's extraordinary collection of world art.

Cafe admission is free everyday via the front desk at NOMA – just request a sticker. Street Parking is available around the New Orleans Museum of Art

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Sunday, 10 AM - 3 PM

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About the Museum

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans' oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911, with only 9 works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. Ralph Brenna's Café NOMA, located inside these historic walls, is a proud partner of NOMA in continuing it's legacy of rich history and culture in New Orleans.

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Cafe NOMA Hours of Operation

Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 3pm.

Private Parties

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Café NOMA is available as a unique setting for dinner parties & cocktail receptions, both business & social either in our dining room or outdoors in the courtyard.

Event Space Availability

Monday - Thursday evenings beginning at 7pm
Saturday & Sunday nights beginning at 6pm

Lunches & Picnics

Group lunch reservations, up to 20 guests, are available during museum hours Tuesday - Sunday.
For groups larger than 20, our culinary team offers a variety of boxed lunches to enjoy in historic City Park.

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Get in Touch

If you need to get in touch with us or would like to schedule a private party, please fill out the form to the right and a representative will be in touch with you.

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