Selected as One of the Top 10 Museum Restaurants in the U.S.


Cafe Gala is designed to create an educational as well as culinary experience by introducing visitors to Spanish food and history. Named in honor of Salvador Dali’s wife Gala, the casual eatery embraces the heritage of Salvador Dali by presenting a menu of light fare with a Spanish theme. Tapas and small plates of appetizers are a specialty, along with traditional pastries, soups (gazpacho and caldo gallego), salads and sandwiches.


Visitors do not need to purchase a ticket to visit the Cafe or the Museum Store. Diners may choose to eat inside or out on the Avant-Garden patio, making a visit to Cafe Gala a destination in itself.


The cafe makes a perfect stop for a light breakfast, lunch or mid-afternoon break for coffee and pastries. Kahwa local roasted coffee is served, including espresso, cappuccino and macchiato. A flan-like dessert – Crema Catalana – tops the pastry selections, along with Tiramisu and Mantecados (Spanish cookies). A select offering of beer and wine is available, featuring the Cafe’s signature Cava Rosado (Spanish rosé champagne).

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Catering | Inquiries

Entertaining at The Dali...


All are welcome, including clients hosting private events, museum corporate partners, independent businesses, non-profit institutions and others.


Our venue options can accommodate most budgets. We offer special non-profit rates and reduced pricing for events that are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 10am–2pm.


Venue use includes viewing of the galleries for up to two hours, basic security, basic A/V (in the theater and Raymond James Community Room) and janitorial services.


We offer spaces for crowds big and small. We can accommodate groups ranging from 20 to 650 attendees.


Availability is dependent on date and time. We encourage clients to book as early as possible to ensure the most flexibility and options.


You must schedule your date with
the museum before contacting Cafe Gala

Please contact Event Sales Manager, Diana Schneider, at 727.623.4714 or or submit the Venue Use Inquiry form below. We will respond as quickly as possible.

Jenn, the manager at Cafe Gala will be happy to assist you in planning your menu and the details for your event. We are ready to make any style of cuisine or decor you might envision.  Call 727-623-4725

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Culinary Artist / Master Lensman

Chef Chuck Bandel


Most of the photos on this site were graciously provided by Chuck.


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1 Dali Blvd.  St Petersburg, FL 33701

Open Daily 10am - 5:30pm

Thursdays  10am - 7:45pm


10% Discount for Museum Members

Cafe Admission is free.

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