People select and pay for food items in a self-serve café.

The Café

Visit The Café for an à la carte menu suitable for the whole family, featuring both indoor and outdoor seating. Timed Gardens Admission Tickets or Membership required.

Spring Menu

The Café features a selection of ready-to-eat sandwiches & salads, hot entrée selections, freshly prepared desserts, and of course, our famous Longwood Gardens Mushroom Soup.

Vegan logo Vegan menu item


8 oz cup $6.75

  • KSQ Mushroom Soup
  • Vegan logo Vegan Chili
  • Chili con Carne
  • Soup du Jour


Rice Bowls

spanish rice, spicy black beans, diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro

  • chicken tinga $20
  • mushroom tinga $18

Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya $16

vegetable rice with shrimp, andouille sausage, peppers, onions

Spring Vegetable Quiche $16

eggs, cream, asparagus, green onions, english peas, goat cheese, tart shell

BBQ Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwich $16

grilled chicken breast, applewood bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, brioche bun; served with choice of potato chips


Chicken Salad Sandwich $13

mixed greens, grapes, celery, onions, mayo, fresh croissant

Smoked Turkey BLT Wrap $14

turkey breast, roasted pepper aioli, romaine, tomato, bacon, plain tortilla

Roasted Red Pepper Caprese $12

mozzarella, roasted peppers, arugula, basil, pesto focaccia

Tex Mex Zucchini Wrap $12

grilled zucchini, charred pepper mojito lime, salsa, shredded cabbage

Peanut Butter & Jelly $6

creamy peanut butter, strawberry jelly, potato bread

Salads & Snacks

Small Garden Salad $5.75

Vegan logo mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, shredded carrots, choice of dressing

Salmon Caesar Salad $14

roasted wild salmon, chopped romaine, house-made croutons, parmesan cheese, cherry tomato

Vegan Power House Salad $14

Vegan logo spinach, romaine, broccoli, asparagus, beets, carrots, apple, raisins, sunflower seeds

Mediterranean Chicken Greek Salad $13

lemon pepper chicken, romaine, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, kalamata olives, lemon herb dressing

Yogurt Parfait $7

fresh berries, granola, greek yogurt

Vegan logo Hummus Crudité Cup $6.50

Vegan logo Seasonal Fruit Cup $5

Vegan logo Tabbouleh Pasta Salad $6

Family Favorites

  • Chicken Tenders (4) $9.75
  • Three Cheese Mac & Cheese $8
  • French Fries $7.75
  • Hot Dog $7.5
    with choice of chips

House-made Desserts

Chocolate Mousse $7

dark chocolate ganache, chocolate cigarette

Tropical Cheesecake $7.5

coconut cheesecake, pineapple jam, ritz cracker crust

Lemon Poppyseed Cake $7

lavender buttercream, blueberry compote

Millionaire Bar $7

caramel filling, milk chocolate ganache, shortbread crust

Strawberries & Cream $7.5

pastry cream, strawberries, tart shell

Chocolate Mocha Cupcake $7

Vegan logo vegan/gluten-free chocolate cake, vegan mocha buttercream

From the Bakery

  • Butter Croissant $5
  • Chocolate Croissant $5
  • Large Seasonal Muffin $5
  • Cheese Danish $5


  • Herr’s Potato Chips $2.95
  • GF Cookie or Brownie $4.5
  • Decorated Shortbread Cookie $5
  • Seasonal Whole Fruit $1.5
  • Kind Bar $3.5
  • Deep River Chips $4
  • Pound Cake Slice $4.5
  • Tate’s Tiny Cookies $7
  • Hummus & Pretzels $5.5
  • Welch's Fruit Snacks $3.5
  • Applesauce $1.5
  • Candy Bar $3
  • Chobani Yogurt $4
  • LaFermiere Yogurt $5.5


  • House Blend Coffee $4
    hot regular or decaf
  • Hot Tea $4
  • Starbucks $4
  • Bottled Soda $4
  • Bottled Tea $4
  • Bottled Juice or Lemonade $3.5
  • Milk / Chocolate Milk $3.5
  • Spring Water $1.5
  • San Pellegrino $3.75
  • Aquafina $3.5
  • Smartwater or Life Water $4
  • Celsius Energy Drink $6
  • Bubly Sparkling Water $3
  • Reusable Bottle Spring Water $3
  • Local Craft Beer
    Seasonal Variety 12 oz can $8.25
  • Wine
    Small 187 ml $9.75 / Large 375 ml $22.5
  • Sparkling Wine 187 ml $12.5
  • High Noon Spiked Seltzer $12
  • Sangria can $12.5

Dining Hours

May 9–August 28, 2024

The Café

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday: 11:00 am–5:00 pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11:00 am–9:00 pm

Tuesday: Closed


Sunday: 11:30 am–4:00 pm

Monday, Wednesday: 11:30 am–3:00 pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11:30 am–7:30 pm

Tuesday: Closed

Dates and hours are subject to change.

Beer Garden Hours

Starting May 9, 2024

Thursday, Friday:
4:00–9:00 pm

12:00–9:00 pm

12:00–5:00 pm

Beer Garden hours are weather permitting and may vary by location.

All items subject to change without notice.

The Café serves a limited menu during the first and last hour of service. Seating is first-come, first-served. Reservations are not accepted. Timed Gardens Admission Ticket or Member Reservation required for Gardens admission.

The health and safety of our guests are our top priorities. As part of our commitment to you, a Chef or Manager is always available during your visit to discuss any allergy concern you may have and review menu options with you. Our Chefs and Managers are certified by ServSafe by the National Restaurant Association and have the Chester County Health Department Food Manager Certificate.

We Check ID

All patrons must be 21 years of age or older to purchase an alcoholic beverage. We reserve the right to require proper age identification from anyone seeking to purchase an alcoholic beverage regardless of apparent age.

There is a two drink purchase maximum for each adult with valid identification at time of sale.

Acceptable forms of valid identification for alcohol purchases are:

  • Driver/operator license
  • State-issued photo ID
  • Passport