2 Great Dining Options in the Heart of Indianapolis

From fresh market wraps and sandwiches (featuring the best views in the city) to holiday pastries and chicken velvet soup, you’ll want to add the Indiana State Museum to your restaurant rotation. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it!


Farmers Market Café

Enjoy the best view in the city at the museum’s Farmers Market Café. With indoor and outdoor seating, the menu is reflective of Indiana’s heritage as a source of fresh, local produce with seasonal menus and fresh soups, salads and sandwiches.

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L.S. Ayres Tea Room™

Enjoy traditional favorites inspired by the original L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ including chicken velvet soup and chicken salad. Or, try a classically-inspired tea room experience with hot tea, tea sandwiches and pastries. The Tea Room is open for public dining during the holidays only and is available for rental by private dining groups of 15+ guests year-round.

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Tea Room