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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


Indian Rice Bowls

over basmati rice, with roasted cauliflower, tomato chutney, raita & naan bread:

  • Chicken Tikka Masala $21
  • Tandoori Shrimp $18
  • Vegan logo Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Curry $16

Harvest Salad $20

mixed greens, sweet potato, dried cherries, bleu cheese, toasted almonds, apple cider vinaigrette; served with your choice of:

  • Roasted Turkey $20
  • Roasted Tofu $18

Bratwurst Sandwich $14

braised red cabbage, onions, apples, brioche hero roll; served with choice of potato chips

Grab + Go Salads and Snacks

Small Garden Salad $5.75

Vegan logo mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, shredded carrot; choice of dressing

Roasted KSQ Mushroom Salad $13

baby kale, caramelized onions, hard-cooked egg, toasted sunflower seeds, sherry vinaigrette

Butternut Squash Salad $13

Vegan logo mixed greens, baby kale, riced cauliflower, toasted pine nuts, shaved brussels sprouts, golden raisins

Grilled Chicken Salad $14

mixed greens, apple, bacon, walnut, gorgonzola

Hummus Crudite Cup Vegan logo $6

Seasonal Fruit Cup Vegan logo $5

Yogurt Parfait $6.5

apples, walnuts, spiced cranberry relish, vanilla yogurt

Grab + Go Sandwiches

Chicken Salad Sandwich $14

mixed greens, fresh croissant

Black Forest Ham $13

american cheese, herbed mayo, tomato, spinach, soft artisan hero roll

Vegan Chickpea Salad $12

Vegan logo turmeric & ginger curried vegan yogurt, chickpeas, diced cucumber & onion, golden raisins, sourdough artisan bun

Peanut Butter & Jelly $5.5

creamy peanut butter, grape jelly, potato bread


8 oz Cup $6.75
Sourdough Breadbowl $12

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

Family Favorites

  • Chicken Tenders (4) $9.75
  • Three Cheese Mac + Cheese $7.5
  • Hot Dog $5
  • Chili Cheese Dog $9.5
  • French Fries $6.25
  • Chili Cheese Fries $10.75

House-Made Desserts

  • Chocolate Mousse $7
    dark chocolate ganache, chocolate cigarette
  • Pumpkin Roll $6
    cream cheese filling, pumpkin roulade
  • Passion Fruit Tart $7
    passion fruit ganache, chocolate tart shell
  • Cappuccino Cheesecake $7.5
    chocolate covered espresso beans, graham cracker crust
  • Chai Walnut Blondie $7.5
    candied walnut, buttercream, pomegranate
  • Vegan logo Spiced Panna Cotta $7
    spiced crumble, cranberry compote
  • Warm Apple Crisp $7
    a la mode +$2.5


  • Illy Espresso Beverages $5
    cappuccino or latte
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte $5.5
  • Fountain Soda $4
  • Fresh Brewed Ice Tea $4
    rotating selection
  • House Blend Coffee $4
    hot or iced, regular or decaf
  • Hot Tea $4
    Harney & Sons variety
  • Hot Caramel Apple Cider $6
  • Starbucks Iced Mocha Frappuccino $4
  • Bottled Soda or Iced Tea $4
  • San Pellegrino $3.75
  • Baba's Brew Kombucha $6
  • Tropicana Juice or Lemonade $3.5
  • Milk or Chocolate Milk $3
  • Dasani or Aquafina $3.5
  • Smart Water or Life Water $4
  • Longwood Reusable Water Bottle $5
  • AHA or Bubly Sparkling Water $3
  • Local Craft Beer, 12 oz can $8.25
  • Local Craft Beer, 16 oz can $8.95
  • High Noon Spiked Seltzer $12
  • Sparkling Wine, 187 mL $12.25
  • Red, White or Rosé Wine
    small (187 mL) $9.5 / large (375 mL) $22

Ice Cream & Snacks

  • Hershey’s Ice Cream Cup $5
  • Hershey’s Incredible Cone $5
  • Hershey’s Strawberry Fruit Bar $3
  • iSwich Ice Cream Sandwich $6
  • iSwich Bourbon Cherry Sorbet $5
  • Decorated Cookie $5
  • Potato Chips $2.95
  • GF Cookie or Brownie $4.5
  • Pound Cake Slice $4.5
  • Welch’s Fruit Snacks $3.5
  • Applesauce $1.5
  • Rice Krispie Bar $4
  • Tate’s Tiny Cookies $3.5
  • Bare Fruit Chips $5.5

From the Bakery

  • Butter Croissant $4
  • Cheese Croissant $4.5
  • Chocolate Croissant $5
  • Almond Croissant $6
  • Apple Feuilletee $4.75
  • Large Seasonal Muffin $4
  • Cinnamon Roll $4.5
  • Apple Cider Donut $5

Dining Hours

Now–October 28, 2023

The Café

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

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
11:00 am–8:00 pm


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


Sunday, Monday, Wednesday
11:30 am–3:00 pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
11:30 am–2:30 pm, 4:30–6:30 pm


1906 advance reservations recommended.

Beer Garden

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday
Hours vary by location

Thursday, Friday
4:00–8:00 pm

12:00–8:00 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 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