Food and Dining

Take a break and enjoy food with a view.

No. 1 William: Food with a view

No. 1 William: Food with a view
Photographer: Abram Powell © Australian Museum


Located on Level 4 of the Australian Museum. Enjoy sweeping views of the city and harbour in a bright and modern café setting. Serving breakfast from 9.30am and lunch until 3.00pm. Coffee and cakes are available throughout the day.

Open to everyone, No.1 William may be accessed without a Museum visit – ask at Admissions for directions.

Opening hours

9.30am - 4.30pm (Kitchen closes at 3.00pm)


Light snacks, great coffee, lunch boxes for kids and a selection of hot dishes are available in a friendly, family style environment.

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View the lunch menu
View the drinks list

High Tea

Enjoy a unique high tea experience in No. 1 William on Level 4. Indulge in ribbon finger sandwiches, sweet pastries, scones and tea or coffee while enjoying the breathtaking view.
Booking Times: 10.00-11.30 and 2.00 to 3.30
$35 per person
$28 Museum Members
Bookings are essential Email to book.



William Street Garden (adjacent to the Staff Door)

Summer Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 3.00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9.30am – 3.00pm
Closed Public Holidays


Crepes, espresso, ice cream and pastries in a lush city garden.

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Dietary requirements

We can cater to most dietary requirements. Ask our friendly staff for assistance.


Please call +61 (0)2 9320 6321 or send us an email:

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