Cross Keys Cafe at the Museum.

Cross Keys Café

Colonial-era Inspired Food

Located in the Museum of the American Revolution, Cross Keys Café welcomes both guests and locals to enjoy colonial-era inspired dishes, locally sourced produce, made-to-order barista menu, and seasonal outdoor seating.

The menu features Revolutionary-inspired dishes and flavors prepared with contemporary techniques.  Offerings include a variety of comforting selections such as Chicken Pot Pie, Berkshire Ham on a Pretzel Roll, Macaroni and Cheese, as well as traditional sweets like Tun Tavern Bread Pudding. Salads, sandwiches, and hot entrees are available for purchase everyday at the Café. 

Museum admission is not required to dine at the Cross Keys Café.  Stop by anytime for lunch, coffee, or snack. 

Menu items subject to availability


Hot Cups

Philadelphia Snapper Soup
Poached Snapper Meat, Aromatic Spices

Chicken Pot Pie
All Natural Chicken, Vegetables, Pate Brisèe

Carolina Gold Gumbo
Shrimp, All Natural Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Spices, Carolina Gold Rice

Kitchen Garden Soup (vegan, gf)
Vegetable Stock, Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Herbs

Mac & Cheese
Cheddar, Swiss, Brie. Panko Crumbs


Spring Salad (vegan, gf)
Artisan Lettuce, Asparagus, Fennel, Roasted Beets, Charred Spring Onion Vinaigrette

Poached Chicken Salad (gf)
All Natural Chicken, Artisan Lettuce, Heirloom Carrots, Radish, Cider-Dijon Vinaigrette

Garden Leaf Salad (gf)
Mixed Lettuces, House Poached Tuna, Farm Egg, French Green Beans, Potato, Tomato, Pickles, Mustard Vinaigrette

Kale Salad (gf w/o croutons)
Lacinato Kale, Curly Kale, Anchovy, Garlic, Farm Egg, French Bread Croutons, Olive Oil, Lemon, Red Wine Vinegar

Savory Jars

Farm Egg Salad
Cage Free Eggs, Mayonnaise, Dijon, Sea Salt, Fresh Herbs

Chicken Terrine
All Natural Chicken Livers, Shallots, Butter, Herbs, Rye Whiskey

Grain & Vegetable Salad (vegan)
Farro, House Pickled Seasonal Vegetables, Fresh Herbs

Deviled Ham
Berkshire Ham, Mayonnaise, Hard Boiled Egg, Pickle

Cold Sandwiches

Smoked Mushroom, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil Pesto

Roast Beef
Grass-Fed House Roasted Beef, Penn Cheese Cheddar, Caraway Slaw

Chicken Salad
All Natural Poached Chicken, Chimichurri, Croissant

Berkshire Ham
Cured Berkshire Ham, Cornichon Butter, Pretzel Roll

Provençal Tuna
Freshly Poached Tuna, Seeded French Roll

Viola Street Pastrami
Small Batch Local Pastrami, House Slaw, Penn  Cheese Swiss

Kids in the Garden (vegan)
Organic Peanut Butter, Jam of the Season, Local Apple Slices, Whole Grain Wheat Bread

Kids Turkey Slider
House Roasted Turkey Breast, Pennsylvania Cheddar, Local Apple Slices, Potato Slider Bun

Hot Sandwiches

Old City Pork Sandwich
Slow Roasted All-Natural Local Pork, Broccolini, Provolone Cheese, Pepper Jelly, Semolina Hero Roll

Turkey Cuban
All-Natural House Roasted Turkey, Brie Cheese Sauce, Mustard Greens, Cuban Hero Roll

BBQ Mushroom Hero (vegan w/o cheese)
Cremini Caps, Pickled Julienne Veggies, Pimento Cheese Spread, Bill’s Best Organic BBQ Sauce

Sweet Jars

Martha Washington
(A Chocolate Lover’s Dream!) Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake, Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Glaze

Seasonal Shortcake
Fruit Compote, Butter Biscuit, Demerara Sugar, Pear & Orange Zest, Sweet Whipped Cream, Candied Orange Peel

Rhubarb & Apple Crumb
Rhubarb, Apple, Brown Sugar, Toasted Streusel Crumb

Tun Tavern Bread Pudding (contains nuts)
Chocolate Chip Buttery Brioche Bread, Pecans, Dark Brown Sugar, Caramel