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With the arrival of Illinois to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan, Intermezzo cafe is now open to the public! Come get acquainted or reacquainted with Intermezzo’s freshly baked cookies, red pepper and gouda soup, salads, grilled cheese sandwiches, and much more, with many items sourced from small family farms.

Intermezzo cafe offers both indoor seating and to-go orders, Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm. The Center can be entered through Illinois Street, Upper-level Orange Parking (accessible entrance) or the Goodwin Avenue Lobby Entrance, North Doors near Stage 5. The other entrances are currently closed.

Join the Intermezzo email lunch list to get the daily specials and information on new menu items.


Skip the flimsier options and invest $15.00 in a Mezzo Mug—and we’ll fill it up for free! Bring it back for a refill of one of our coffee blends, hot tea, iced tea, or a soft drink for the refill price. It’s a sensible purchase that’s good for your budget and good for the planet.


Most Thursdays: 5pm to 7pm
Performance days: Open 90 minutes before showtime through the end of performances; Last call: 11:15pm


Our gift cards never expire and can be redeemed at any trip to Intermezzo or the Stage 5 Bar. Use them for purchases at the Ticket Office, too. They’re available for sale at the Ticket Office, and you can also find them online. CenterChecks are still good and will be honored forever, with encouragement to come in and trade them for gift cards. You can check your Krannert Center gift card balance anytime.