Millstone Café

Millstone Café

Offering a selection of deliciously prepared local food.

The Millstone Café is open Wednesday–Monday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a variety of seasonally inspired and freshly prepared made-to-order and “grab and go” menu options. At this time, everything will be packaged to go, but indoor café seating is available as well as picnic tables in the Museum’s courtyard and along the riverbank. Check out our current menu below.


  • Baby Arugula Salad
    Baby Arugula Salad
  • Cafe staff in our garden harvesting food for the Millstone Cafe
    Cafe staff in our garden harvesting vegetables for the Millstone Cafe
  • Cheek Steak Melt
    Cheek Steak Melt
  • BABA'sbucha kombucha bottles in the cafe
    BABA'sbucha locally sourced kombucha available in the Millstone Cafe

Enjoy freshly prepared, delicious food and a breathtaking view of the Brandywine River. The Millstone Café features a seasonally inspired and locally sourced menu, complemented by a range of artisanal drinks and snacks. The café features floor-to-ceiling windows and seats approximately 80 people. The menu showcases food grown and produced by artisans in Pennsylvania, the Tri-State Area, and especially the fertile Brandywine Valley.

  • Freshly prepared sandwiches 
  • Homemade soups & salads
  • Daily specials
  • Beer & wine available
  • Gluten free & vegan option

Please note: The café is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. but from 10 to 11 a.m. we only serve beverages and snacks, the full menu is offered from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Members receive a 10% discount.  

NEW! "Members Who Lunch" loyalty program: Who doesn't love a free lunch? Available to members only, for every $10 spent on salads, sandwiches, a soup with a side, and daily specials equals one “meal” that can be applied to your loyalty card. After six meals, receive your seventh meal for free! Pick up your loyalty card in the Millstone Café during your next visit. Not a member? Click here to join.



Beet and Apple 
Beets, Apples, Spring Greens Mix, Sherry Plumped Cherries, Pistachios,  Feta Cheese, Croutons, Sherry Vinaigrette

Hummus Platter 
Hummus, Fresh Pita, Olives, Bread & Butter Pickles, Carrots, Celery 


Brandywine Mushroom


Mushroom Quiche  
Baked Egg Custard in a fresh Pie Crust with Cheddar Cheese and Kennett Mushrooms, Served with a Side Salad


Turkey, Bacon & Swiss Melt  
Oven Roasted Turkey, Bacon, Swiss Cheese, Dijon Aioli  

Fig & Pear Grilled Cheese 
Fig Jam, Brie Cheese, Sliced Pear, Aioli 

Crab Cake  
Brioche Bun, Jumbo Lump Crab, Remoulade 

Roasted Veggies on a Spinach Wrap
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Hummus, & Sauerkraut 


Shrimp Salad

Macaroni Salad 


Grilled Cheese  
White Bread, Cheddar Cheese 

Hot Dog 
Ketchup or Mustard 

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich 
Strawberry Jelly, Creamy Peanut Butter 

*Menu is subject to change

There are prepaid group lunch options for groups of 10 or more which can be reserved when you book your group tour. Learn more

Recipes from the Millstone Café

Earl Grey Tea MuffinsPickled Cabbage SlawMushroom Soup
Savory Cornmeal PancakesMixed Berry JamMushroom Quiche
Basil LemonadeDeviled EggsRoasted Pumpkin
Pumpkin Curry SoupPumpkin MuffinsEasy Peasy Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Turkey StockGingersnapsBraised White Beans
CassouletSanta SpritzMulled Cider
HummusBanana Walnut Muffins with Streusel ToppingCitrus Vinaigrette
Marinated Roasted Chicken

Chess Pie

Roasted Carrots
Egg SaladPineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pickled Ramps

ChimichurriButtermilk Pancakes with Sourdough StarterShakshuka
Watermelon Rind Salsa  




Cobb Salad
Mix Greens, Bleu Cheese, Tomato and Cucumber, Triple Smoked Bacon, Hard Boiled Egg, and Sesame Soy Glazed Chicken with Ranch Dressing

Anti-Pasta Salad
House-stretched Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, Roast Peppers and Onions, Pepperoncini, Hard Boiled Egg, Spicy Capicola, Salami and Smoked Ham


Roast Turkey Sandwich
on Rye Pump Swirl with Lettuce, Tomato and Honey Mustard

Italian Hoagie
with Roasted Tomato Pesto, Italian Seasoning, Cheese, Spicy Capicola, Salami and Smoked Ham

Mozzarella Caprese
Hand-stretched Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil and Balsamic Glaze

Roasted Veggie Wrap
Grilled Summer Squash, Roasted Pepper and Onions, Hummus and Sauerkraut


Cucumber Salad
with Toasted Sesame Dressing

Classic Potato Salad