cafeteria with servers and customers

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


Chicken Pot Pie $18

carrot, celery, onion, potato, peas, corn, creamy chicken broth, fresh herbs, puff pastry; served with a side salad

Winter Vegetable Curry Pot Pie $16

Vegan logo carrot, celery, onion, sweet potato, cauliflower, squash, parsnip, coconut milk, fresh herbs, vegan puff pastry; served with a side salad

Three Cheese Flatbread $14

asiago, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, marinara sauce

Grab + Go Salads

Small Garden Salad $5.75

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

Mediterranean Chicken Farro Bowl $12

grilled chicken, farro, feta cheese, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, kalamata olives, red onion, spring mix

Grab + Go Sandwiches

Tuscan Turkey Sandwich $14

sun-dried tomato aioli, provolone cheese, roasted red peppers, spinach, ciabatta bread

Roasted Vegetable Wrap $13

Vegan logo zucchini, squash, red onion, spinach, roasted garlic and white bean spread, spinach wrap

Peanut Butter & Jelly $5.50

creamy peanut butter, strawberry jam, potato bread


Cup $6.75
Sourdough Breadbowl $12

  • Kennett Square Mushroom Soup
  • Vegan logo Vegan Chili
  • Soup du Jour

Family Favorites

  • Chicken Tenders $9.75
  • Three Cheese Mac + Cheese $7
  • Hot Dog $5.50
  • French Fries $6.25

House-Made Desserts

  • Vanilla Bean Cheesecake $7.50
    graham cracker crust
  • Chocolate Mousse $7.00
    chocolate ganache


  • 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 $3.5
  • Bottled Soda or Iced Tea $4
  • San Pellegrino $3.75
  • Baba's Brew Kombucha $6
  • Snapple $4
  • Milk or Chocolate Milk $3
  • Starbucks Iced Frappuccino $4
  • Dasani or Aquafina $3.5
  • Smart Water or Lifewater $4
  • AHA or Bubly Sparkling Water $3
  • Local Craft Beer, 12 oz can $8.25
  • Local Craft Beer, 16 oz can $8.95
  • Harvest Ridge Sangria $11.25
  • Canned Cocktails $10.25
  • Sparkling Wine, 187 mL $12.25
  • Red, White or Rosé Wine
    small (187 mL) $9.5 / large (375 mL) $22


  • Decorated Shortbread Cookie $5
  • Potato Chips $2.95
  • Sun Chips $2.95
  • Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies $4.5
  • Gluten-free Cookie or Brownie $4.5
  • Pound Cake Slice $4.5
  • Magic Bar $4
  • Welch’s Fruit Snacks $3.5
  • Kind Bar $3.5
  • Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar $3.5
  • Mott’s Applesauce Cup $1.5
  • Fresh Whole Fruit $2
  • Rice Krispie Bar $4
  • Dannon Yogurt $2.50
  • Chobani Greek Yogurt $4
  • Hershey’s Ice Cream Cup $5
    chocolate, vanilla, or cotton candy
  • Hershey’s Strawberry Fruit Bar $3
  • Hershey’s Incredible Cone $5

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

Dining Hours

Now–March 31, 2023

The Café

11:00 am–4:00 pm


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


11:00 am–3:00 pm


Except Monday, February 20: 11:00 am–3:00 pm

1906 advance reservations recommended.

Beer Garden

Closed for the season