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

Seasonal Menu

Served daily


Garlic Marinated Flank Steak, Baby Spinach, Mixed Greens, Blue Cheese, Toasted Pistachios, Crisp snow peas, Carrot Ribbons, Cherry Tomatoes, Asparagus Tips, Lemon Poppy Seed Vinaigrette 16.00

Signature Soup

5.75 Cup   6.75 Bowl

  • Kennett Square Mushroom
  • Potato Leek
  • Chili con Carne
  • Vegetarian Chili


Cheddar Herb Biscuits, Corn Muffins, Dinner Rolls 1.75


Miso Broth, Sweet & Sour Marinated Tofu, Shiitake Mushrooms, Shaved Carrot, Radish, Spring Onion, Broccoli rabe, Chili & Sesame Oil (Available with Rice Noodles for a Vegan Alternative) 12.00

Oven Roasted

Garden Vegetables 12.00

  • Roasted Spring Asparagus with lemon
  • Kennett Square Roasted Mushrooms with thyme
  • Arroz Primavera, Brown Rice with Spring Vegetables
  • Curry & Cumin Roasted Cauliflower and Heirloom Carrots

Garlic & Lime Marinated Shrimp 18.00

Crispy Parmesan Chicken Breast with Lemons & Capers 18.00

Freshly Baked


Ground Lamb, mushrooms, roasted vegetables, topped with whipped mashed potatoes, Mixed Greens 15.00


Asparagus, Caramelized Onion, Bacon, Aged White Cheddar, Mixed Greens 14.00



Whole Wheat Wrap, Grilled Asparagus, Spring pea puree, mixed greens, Radish, Pickled red onion 10.00


Celery, Red Onion, Lemon Zest, Bibb Lettuce 12.00


Sun-dried Tomato Wrap, Sriracha Mayo, Mixed Greens, Tomato 12.00


Boursin Cheese, Tomato, Mixed Greens, Seven Grain Bread 11.00


Whole Wheat Ciabatta, Roasted Red Peppers, Vegan Balsamic Mayo, Spinach, Pesto 10.00


Sharp Cheddar, Red Onion Jam, Honey Mustard, Bibb Lettuce, Onion Roll 12.00

Children's Choice

All Beef Hot Dog, Sauerkraut & New York Style Onions 4.50

Macaroni & Cheese 5.75
Additional Toppings: Cheddar, Bacon, and Broccoli 2.00

Chicken Tenders 6.75

Fluffernutter Sandwich 3.50

Peanut Butter & Jelly 3.50


Chicken Caesar Salad, Crisp Romaine, Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese 13.00

Salmon and Roasted Beet Salad, Chopped Iceburg, Mixed Greens, Goat Cheese, toasted almonds 13.00

Baby Spinach, Granny Smith Apples, Dried Cranberries, Buttermilk Blue Cheese, Candied Walnuts 12.00

Small Garden Salad 4.00


Fresh Fruit Cups

Mixed Berry Cups: Yogurt Parfait, Berries, Housemade Granola

Meadow Walk Trail Mix

La Fermiere Yogurt

Chicken Salad Nosh Box

Cheese Nosh Box

Hummus Nosh Box: Pita, Carrots, Celery

Mushroom Soup, cold by the quart 20.00

Pasta Salad, Tuna Fish, vegetables 6.00


Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Rhubarb, Pistachios 5.50

Carrot Cake, Orange Cream Cheese Icing 5.50

Chocolate Mousse Cup 5.50

Honey Cheesecake, Candied Pecans 5.50

Blackforest Bomb, Chocolate Mousse, Cherry Jam, Chocolate Sponge 6.50

Key Lime Mousse, Kiwi, Mango Whipped Cream 5.50

Chocolate Coconut Cream Bar 5.50

White Chocoalte Ganache Tart, Raspberry Jam, Orange, Berries 5.50

Citrus Cake, Orange Blossom Buttercream, White Chocolate Ganache 5.50

Daily Selection of Pastries and Cookies

Specialty Coffee

La Colombe Corsica, 12 oz. 4.25

Espresso—La Colombe Nizza 4.25

Espresso Macchiato 4.50

Caffe Americano 4.50

Cappuccino 5.00

Caffe Latte 5.00

Chocolate Mocaccino 5.00

Please note that menu selections are subject to change.

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

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. All of our Chefs and Managers are certified by ServSafe by the National Restaurant Association and have the Chester County Health Department Food Manager Certificate.