Cafe 43 is the dining spot in George W. Bush Presidential library. It is a good sized place and you don’t need to pay admission to the library to gain entrance to the cafe, but you will have to pay for parking on the SMU campus. The nice sized tables are slightly spaced and bare dark wood set with mats. Art is on the walls, some by Bush, and large windows look out onto the campus and surrounding grounds. Service was attentive and very friendly and content for us to take a long visit with lunch.
Bread service was a basket of cheese top doughy sticks and seasoned flat breads. They were both okay.
The Mahi Tacos were made with cabbage, avocado and spiced mayo and served with a jar of grilled corn. They come 3 to an order and they were nicely filled and fairly tasty. It was a good lunch plate.
The Corned Beef Sandwich was made with swiss cheese, Russian dressing and sauerkraut on marble rye bread. Sandwiches come with market fruit or fries (sweet potato fries are an option for an additional $2). I chose fries and they were nicely crisp with a good ketchup, but were frozen fries. The sandwich was nicely stuffed and not too greasy. It was a little light on the Russian dressing but the bread was nicely toasted and it was basically a good balance of ingredients.
I took a photo of the dessert menu but we passed on ordering.