The Library and Research Center does not have a cafeteria or public lunchroom. Food and drink are not permitted in the Reading Room. Vending machines with snacks and soft drinks are on the lower level near the restrooms.
Cafes/restaurants within a fifteen - twenty minute walk (staff can provide directions):
There are numerous restaurants a short drive away, especially in these areas:
- Forest Park (including Bixby's at the Missouri History Museum)
- University City (Delmar Loop) - numerous ethnic restaurants
- Central West End - cafes, fine dining, ethnic restaurants
- Clayton Road near Big Bend (strip mall with several chain restaurants)