Our bistro team welcomes you for breakfast, lunch, or a coffee and dessert and will help you organize your reception or private event. With the unostentatious modern elegance of its interior, the Kunstmuseum’s bistro lends an exclusive air to occasions of all kinds.

The bistro boasts a spacious dining room, a lounge, and an outdoor seating area in the Kunstmuseum's inner courtyard for use in fair weather. The restaurant seats up to 180 guests. The menu includes snacks as well as full meals and caters to a variety of tastes and dietary needs. The bistro team is more than happy to arrange a special menu for your party or function—please do not hesitate to discuss your wishes and needs with us.

Friday night at the Bistro: La noche de los pinchos

The museum is now open not only on Wednesdays but also on Fridays until 8 pm. Every Friday at 6:30 p.m. we give a guided tour of the Picasso - El Greco exhibition.
The bistro takes you to the south at the end of the day and serves Basque appetizers, so-called pinchos, as well as Spanish wine and cava on Fridays.

Opening hours

Mo closed
Tu 09.00AM–07.00PM
We 09.00AM–09.00PM
Th 09.00AM–07.00PM
Fr 09.00AM–09.00PM
Sa–Su 09.00AM–07.00PM


St. Alban-Graben 16
CH-4010 Basel
Tel. +41 61 271 55 22