Splash Cafe

Splash! Cafe by The French Gourmet

Located at the entrance to Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

Splash! Cafe offers an array of gourmet delights next to the life-sized gray whale fountain. Relax outdoors during your visit and choose from a variety of hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, snacks, and more.  

  • Fair trade coffees from Cafe Moto, roasted locally in a solar-fueled roaster.
  • Sandwiches, salads, and side dishes made daily from scratch by The French Gourmet.
  • Splash! proudly serves Boxed Water. In keeping with the aquarium's mission, this product is taking the first step towards eliminating the plastic bottles that are desperately harmful to our oceans.
  • Splash! boasts a variety of grab-and-go snacks. Options include gluten-free and organic selections, as well as good, old-fashioned candy bars.
  • Plenty of seating and umbrellas for shade are available.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Guests are welcome to bring food and drink into the aquarium 
  • Birch Aquarium members receive a 10% discount at Splash! Cafe.

A U.S. Bank ATM is available next to Splash! Cafe.

Group Lunches Available

Adult groups and school groups can order their food in advance and have it waiting when they arrive to Birch Aquarium. Orders must be placed at least five business days in advance and last minute orders may or may not be accommodated. Please contact The French Gourmet at (858) 488-1725 x 325 with questions or to place an order, or place your order online below. 

Place an Order Online