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Crosswinds Café
Location: General Aviation Terminal
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
; Closed on weekends.
Phone: (919) 840-7625

Crosswinds Café is an ideal place to enjoy the wonder of flight. Located in the airport's General Aviation Terminal, the cafe provides pilots, travelers and airplane enthusiasts with a home-cooked meal and warm atmosphere. Also enjoy panoramic view of airplanes landing and taking off at RDU. Within walking distance of Observation Park, visitors are encouraged to make Crosswinds Cafe part of their RDU experience.

Directions to RDU’s General Aviation Terminal
Crosswinds is located in the airport's General Aviation Terminal on East International Drive near the Air Traffic Control Tower.

  • To get there from I-40, follow signs to the airport terminals. Drive past Terminal 1 and turn right onto W. International Drive. Follow signs to General Aviation.
  • From US 70, take Exit 293 onto Lumley Road. The airport entrance will be on your left. Turn left into the airport on Commerce Drive. This becomes International Drive. Follow signs for General Aviation.

Public parking is located adjacent to the General Aviation Terminal. Parking is free for the first four hours.

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