The Palette Café by Viking is open Tuesday through Friday.
Lunch served 11 am - 2 pm.
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Café phone number: 601-965-9900
The menu at The Palette Café by Viking combines fresh, local ingredients with international influences, Included are a selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, and so much more that will bring customers to The Palette Café by Viking again and again. The Palette Café also features fresh baked breads, pies, pastries, and other enticing treats for Museum visitors.
The Museum is honored and privileged to have Louis LaRose as the Executive Chef at The Palette Café by Viking. In addition to pleasing guests with his unique menu items in the café, Louis also takes charge of catering the extensive schedule of private and public events at the Museum. Click here for more information on booking a private event.
Louis brings a welcome energy and enthusiasm to the Museum’s position of executive chef. As a native son of Jackson, it is fitting that Chef Louis heads up the kitchen of the Mississippi Museum of Art, one of the city’s longest standing community-supported institutions.
- Parties of 10 or more please call ahead for reservations -
- A 20% service charge will be added for large parties -
- Museum tours please inquire how we can assist your group in having a beautiful lunch prepared and waiting for you after your museum tour -
- Click here for a boxed lunch menu -
The History of the Palette Café
Formerly known as The Palette and located in MMA’s former home in the Mississippi Arts Center, the restaurant originally opened September 11, 1979. A modest lunch was available Tuesday through Friday and was served by volunteer waitresses. The original Palette Planning Committee members included Mrs. Richard L. Redmont, Mrs. Wilbur H. Knight, Mrs. Robert M. Hearin, Mrs. Battle M. Barksdale, Mrs. Gerald Ross Pascal, and Mrs. Noel C. Womack, Jr., all of whom faithfully waitressed for many years. The idea to name the restaurant “The Palette” originated when Mrs. Redmont presented the Palette Manager a set of small multi-colored paper palettes on which to print the menus. Since the restaurant’s inception, literally hundreds of individuals have served as waitresses and cashiers, or have provided background piano music.