Star & Crescent Moon Café

The name “Star and Crescent Moon” represents a symbol for the new beginning in Texas that was sought by the ancestors of Lutcher Stark. This symbol was used by the Lutcher & Moore Lumber Company that was co-founded by H.J. Lutcher Stark’s grandfather, and it has since become the insignia for the Stark Foundation, the non-profit organization that was established in 1961 by Lutcher Stark and that continues his philanthropic legacy through its programs, including Shangri La.
Click here for Menu. *Please note, full menu not available certain times of year, especially on festival days.
  • Star and Crescent Moon Café Hours
  • Temporarily Closed


Open 4th of July unless it occurs on a Monday. Closed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.  Shangri La closes at 2:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

Box Lunches for Group Tours

In order to keep tours on schedule, patrons are encouraged to reserve box lunches at our Star and Crescent Moon Café instead of leaving the grounds during lunch.
  • The Star and Crescent Moon Café Boxed Lunches (with pre-arranged tour) include choice of sandwich or salad, chips, fruit, cookie and bottled water for only $8.50, plus tax. View the Adult Box Lunch Menu.
  • The Star and Crescent Moon Café Children’s Box Lunches (ages 12 and under please, with pre-arranged tour) include choice of sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie and your choice of bottled water or juice box for only $5.50, plus tax.  View the Children’s Box Lunch Menu.
  • Group tours are welcome to order from the menu, but groups of 15 or more are encouraged to order box lunches to ensure prompt service.
  • Completed order form with payment in full for boxed lunches is due no less than 14 days prior to arrival. All sales are final upon payment and may not be refunded or changed.
  • Contact Teri Duos at 409.883.9225 for menu questions and special requests and Marlene Cox at 409.670.9113 or to order box lunches for scheduled group tours.
  • No outside food or drink, other than bottled water is permitted in Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.