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The Café

Visit The Café for an à la carte menu suitable for the whole family, with both indoor and outdoor seating available.

Gardens Admission is required to access our Café. Reservations for the Café are not accepted. Seating is first-come, first-served.

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.

Seasonal Menu

Vegan logo Vegan


Island Bowl

cilantro-lime rice, cuban black beans, diced red onions & bell peppers, pineapple salsa, lime-pickled red onion, mojo sauce

  • Mojo Pulled Pork $21
  • Cilantro Lime Rubbed Mahi Mahi $25
  • Vegan logo Maple Jerk Tofu $18

Citrus Chicken Salad $20

citrus grilled chicken breast, spring mix, cucumber, pineapple, red onion, cilantro, lime, goat cheese, tropical granola, passionfruit vinaigrette

KSQ Mushroom Quiche $16

local cremini mushrooms, caramelized onions, asparagus, swiss, mozzarella, small side salad

BBQ Pork Sandwich $16

carolina style bbq sauce, creamy coleslaw, brioche bun; choice of chips

Grab + Go Salads

Small Garden Salad $5.75

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

Grilled Chicken Salad $14

bacon, cucumber, romaine, red bell pepper, grape tomato, shredded carrots & red cabbage

Q Bowl $13

Vegan logo spinach, coconut quinoa, roasted sweet potato, red beans, shredded red cabbage & carrot, pineapple, red bell pepper

Mango Spinach Salad $12

Vegan logo cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, strawberries

Classic Shrimp Caesar $14

romaine, shaved parmesan, grape tomato, ciabatta croutons, lemon wedge

Grab + Go Sandwiches

Chicken Salad Sandwich $13

celery, red onion, red grapes, mixed greens, fresh croissant

Buffalo Chicken Wrap $12

creamy bleu cheese, shaved celery, shredded carrot, romaine, whole wheat wrap

Chimichurri Roast Beef $14

fresh herb blend, swiss, spinach, tomato, lime-pickled red onion, ciabatta

Malibu Vegan Wrap $12

Vegan logo spinach, shredded carrot & red cabbage, grape tomato, vegan avocado crema, spinach wrap

Ham & Cheese Sandwich $13

cheddar cheese, spring mix, multi-grain bread

Peanut Butter & Jelly $5.50

creamy peanut butter, strawberry jam, potato bread


Cup $6.75
Sourdough Breadbowl $12

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

Family Favorites

  • Chicken Tenders $9.75
  • Three Cheese Mac + Cheese $7.50
  • Hot Dog $5
  • French Fries $6.25

House-Made Desserts

  • Chocolate Mousse $7.00
    dark chocolate ganache
  • Vegan Vanilla Panna Cotta $7
    Vegan logorhubarb compote, fresh strawberry, vegan gluten-free crumble
  • Strawberry Cheesecake $7.50
    chocolate ganache, graham cracker crust, fresh strawberry
  • Tropical Tart $7
    pineapple curd, tropical fruit, coconut meringue
  • Lemon Poppyseed Cake $6
    lavender glaze
  • Chocolate PB Pretzel Bar $7.50
    cookie crust, caramel, peanut butter mousse


  • Illy Espresso Beverages
    cappuccino or latte $5
  • Fountain Soda $4
  • House Blend Coffee $4
    regular or decaf
  • Hot Tea $4
    Harney & Sons variety
  • Tropicana Juice or Lemonade $3.5
  • Bottled Soda $4
  • Bottled Iced Tea $4
  • San Pellegrino $3.75
  • Baba's Brew Kombucha $6
  • Milk or Chocolate Milk $3
  • Starbucks Iced Frappuccino $4
  • Dasani or Aquafina $3.5
  • Smart Water or Life Water $4
  • AHA or Bubly Sparkling Water $3
  • Local Craft Beer, 16 oz can $8.95
  • Local Craft Beer, 12 oz can $8.25
  • Harvest Ridge Sangria $11.25
  • High Noon Canned Cocktail $12
  • Ole Smoky Canned Cocktail $15
  • Sparkling Wine, 187 mL $12.25
  • Red, White or Rosé Wine
    small (187 mL) $9.5 / large (375 mL) $22


  • Butter Croissant $4
  • Cheese Croissant $4.50
  • Chocolate Croissant $5
  • Almond Croissant $6
  • Apple Feuilletee $4.75
  • Large Seasonal Muffin $4
  • Cinnamon Roll $4.50
  • Cheese Nosh Box $7.50
  • Yogurt Granola Parfait $6.50
  • Crudite Cup $6
  • Seasonal Fruit Cup $5
  • Cheese & Pepperoni Cup $4.50
  • Decorated Cookie $5
  • Potato Chips $2.95
  • Cookie or Brownie $4.5
  • Pound Cake Slice $4.5
  • Welch’s Fruit Snacks $3.5
  • Applesauce $1.5

Dining Hours

Now–May 10, 2023

The Café

11:00 am–5:00 pm


The Café has a limited menu the last hour of service.


11:00 am–3:00 pm


1906 advance reservations recommended.

Beer Garden

11:00 am–5:00 pm


Beer Garden hours are weather permitting.

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 Membership 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