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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.

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

Local Vendor logo Local Vendor


Berry Crunch Salad $20

marinated chicken breast, spinach and mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, seeded granola, feta cheese, elderflower grapefruit vinaigrette

Kennett Square Mushroom Quiche $16

local mushrooms, asiago cheese, kale, marinated tomatoes, served with mixed greens

Kennett Square Summer Gemelli Pasta $16

Vegan logoroasted local mushrooms, summer squash, sun-dried tomato, roasted peppers, lemon olive oil

Kennett Square Combo $20

KSQ quiche or pasta + KSQ mushroom soup

Vegan Burrito Bowl $19

Vegan logo impossible chorizo, seasoned brown rice, black bean & corn salsa, pico de gallo, pepita salsa verde, mixed greens, vegan chipotle crema

Burrito Bowl

seasoned brown rice, black bean & corn salsa, pico de gallo, cotija cheese, pepita salsa verde, mixed greens, vegan chipotle crema, choice of:
pollo limon chicken $21
citrus roasted shrimp $23

Nachos $14

tortilla chips with cheese sauce and choice of chili con carne or vegan chili

Grab + Go Salads

Small Garden Salad $5.75

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

Chicken Caesar Salad $14

marinated chicken breast, romaine, parmesan cheese, croutons

Greek Farro Salad $12

mixed greens, tomato, olive, red onion, cucumber, feta cheese, dill farro, toasted almonds

Grab + Go Sandwiches

Tuna Salad $13

celery, red onion, mixed greens, 7-grain roll

Turkey BLT $14

roasted turkey breast, tomato, mixed greens, applewood-smoked bacon, mayonnaise, multi-grain bread

Roasted Portobello $12.50

Vegan logo sun-dried tomato spread, sourdough

Peanut Butter & Jelly $5.50

creamy peanut butter, strawberry jam, country white bread


  • Kennett Square Mushroom Soup $6.75
  • Vegan logo Vegan Chili $6.75
  • Chili Con Carne $6.75
  • Sourdough Breadbowl $12
    choice of soup

Family Favorites

  • Chicken Tenders $9.75
  • Three Cheese Mac + Cheese $7
  • Hot Dog $5.50
  • Chili Cheese Dog $9.50
  • French Fries $6.25
  • Chili Cheese Fries $10.25
  • Side of House-Made Cheese Sauce $2

House-Made Desserts

  • Vanilla Panna Cotta $7.50
    mixed summer berries
  • Tiramisu $7
    espresso-soaked sponge cake, mascarpone cream cheese mousse
  • Chocolate Coconut Tart $7.50
    dark chocolate ganache, coconut cream
  • Vegan logo Vegan Strawberry Shortcake $7.00
  • Chocolate Mousse $7.00
    whipped chocolate ganache
  • Ginger Peach Cheesecake $7.50
    graham crust, peach compote


  • Illy Espresso Beverages
    cappuccino or latte $5
    americano or macchiato $4.25
  • Illy Draft Cold Brew $6
  • Illy Canned Latte or Cappuccino $5
  • Fountain Soda $4
  • Fresh Brewed Iced Tea $4
    black or rotating seasonal
  • House Blend Coffee $4
    hot or iced - regular or decaf
  • Harney & Sons Hot Tea $4
  • Tropicana Juice $3.5
  • Bottled Soda $4
  • Bottled Iced Tea $4
  • Local Vendor logo Baba's Brew Kombucha $6
  • Bai Antioxidant Water $4
  • Snapple $4
  • Milk or Chocolate Milk $3
  • Starbucks Iced Frappuccino $4
  • San Pellegrino $3.75
  • Dasani or Aquafina $3.5
  • Smart Water or Lifewater $4
  • AHA Sparkling Water $3
  • Bubly Sparkling Water $3
  • Tropicana Lemonade $3.5
  • Local Vendor logo Local Craft Beer, 12 oz $8.25
  • Local Vendor logo Harvest Ridge Sangria $11.25
  • Canned Cocktails $13.25
  • Sparkling Wine, 187 mL $12.25
  • Chandon Spritz, 187 mL $13
  • Red, White or Rosé Wine
    small (187 mL) $9.5 / large (375 mL) $22


  • Decorated Shortbread Cookie $5
  • Potato Chips $2.95
  • 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
  • Applesauce Cup $1.5
  • Strawberry Fruit Cup $4.5
  • Fresh Whole Fruit $2
  • Greek Yogurt $4
  • Raspberry Crumb Bar $4.5
  • Hershey’s Ice Cream Cup $5
    chocolate, vanilla, or cotton candy
  • Hershey’s Italian Ice $4
    cherry, lemonade, or mango
  • Hershey’s Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bar $5
  • Local Vendor logo Weckerly’s Ice Cream Sandwich $8
    black & white or rotating seasonal

From the Bakery

A daily assortment of freshly baked muffins, danishes, croissants, and scones $3

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. Gardens Admission Ticket or Membership required. Member reservations required for Gardens admission Thursday–Saturday after 3:00 pm.

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.

Dining Hours

Now–June 29, 2022

The Café

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

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


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

Beer Garden

Thursday, Friday
4:00–9:00 pm

12:00–9:00 pm

12:00–5:00 pm


Beer Garden hours are weather permitting.


Monday & Wednesday
11:00 am–3:00 pm

11:00 am–2:30 pm
4:00–7:30 pm

11:00 am–4:00 pm


1906 advance reservations recommended.