– Highlights

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec


The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun


Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

– Learning Events


Art Baby

04 May, 10.30am, MCA



12 May, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


MCA Zine Fair 2017

21 May, 10.30am, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Young Art Lovers' Book List

To celebrate World Book Day (Sunday 23 April) the MCA Store and MCA Learning crew have teamed up to put together a selection of fun, inspiring and engaging titles sure to spark the imaginations of budding artists and creative thinkers. more

From the archives: Curious catalogue

Never judge a book by its cover? In this issue of our monthly archive series, MCA Archives and Records Management Coordinator, Stephanie, leafs through some unusual pages more

Girl On Film: Erin Coates

The National 2017: New Australian Art artist Erin Coates gets in the driving seat for our April film experience more

– Spotlights from the collection online

MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

MCA Cafe

Experience uninterrupted views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from our rooftop MCA Cafe while enjoying a menu packed with flavours.

Discover the freshest ingredients as Executive Chef, Keith Higginson, embraces Autumn produce. Sample salads bursting with the season’s finest, enjoy classic Australian fare or taste the influences of Mexico, Spain, Italy and many other countries on the evolving seasonal menu.

From April until 30 July, MCA Café Executive Chef Keith Higginson fuses modern Australian and Algerian flavours with a special menu inspired by Kader Attia’s exhibition in our Level 1 Galleries.

Set your fork into a hearty Vegetable Tagine with sweet potato, tomato, preserved lemon and dates accompanied by flat bread, or nibble on Lamb Kefta with Fennel, Mint, Feta, and Pomegranate Salad. The menu plays with a mix of classic dishes enlivened with ingredients like lamb kefta and merguez sausage, with hints of chermoula, harissa, dukkha and more.

Open Daily 10am–5pm
(last orders 4.30pm)
Wednesdays 10am–9pm
(last food orders 8pm / last drinks orders 8.30pm)

Vivid Sydney: From 26 May – 17 June, the MCA Cafe will stay open 'til 9pm, Wednesday – Sunday. The view from the rooftop cafe during Vivid is one of Sydney’s best kept secrets, head to Level 4 to see for yourself.

MCA Cafe +61 2 9250 8443

Please note that the MCA Cafe does not take reservations

MCA Cafe Menu