While in San Francisco, we had the opportunity to tour the awesome California Academy of Sciences. I would highly recommend seeing this attraction, especially for those traveling with children. Before touring through the museum we decided to have lunch at the in-house Academy Café.

The Academy Cafe is a modern, casual, kid-friendly restaurant inside the California Academy of Sciences, with an emphasis on quick service. The café serves a wide variety of multi-cultural cuisine, made fresh, with healthy, seasonal and organic ingredients.

Chicken Sandwich

I had a delicious chicken sandwich with a pesto sauce on a baguette ($10). This was served with a salad on the side and a couple of vegetable spears as well. A very healthy meal that actually tasted good too.

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

My wife went with the chicken and sausage gumbo ($8.50). This was a very nice sized serving of gumbo, which was packed full of meat and vegetables. There was also a good amount of heat to it. It wasn’t the best gumbo I’ve ever had, but certainly not the worst.

I was surprised and happy to find bottled beer available for purchase, including a couple of local craft brews. That helped make the lunch even better in my opinion. For anyone already heading to the California Academy of Sciences, do not hesitate to stop in for a quick, healthy, and delicious lunch.

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