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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

Local Vendor logo Local Vendor


Pesto Chicken Salad $20

mixed greens, pesto grilled chicken, roasted tomatoes, asiago cheese, roasted mushrooms, toasted pine nuts, marinated cannellini beans, tomato basil vinaigrette

Kennett Square Mushroom Pasta $16

Vegan logo local mushrooms, gemelli pasta, baby kale, caramelized onion, roasted butternut squash, sage pumpkin sauce, garlic bread

Kennett Square Combo $20

KSQ mushroom pasta + KSQ mushroom soup

Apple Cider Chicken $21

roasted airline chicken breast, apples, apple cider sauce, ruby wild rice pilaf, roasted broccoli + cauliflower

Citrus Glazed Salmon $24

fennel pomegranate slaw, ruby wild rice pilaf, roasted broccoli + cauliflower

Hearty Harvest Vegan Stew $16

Vegan logo squash, carrots, onions, celery, cremini mushrooms, chickpeas, fennel; served over rice pilaf or in a sourdough breadbowl

Grab + Go Salads

Small Garden Salad $5.75

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

Chicken Caesar Salad $13

grilled lemon herb chicken, baby kale, romaine, focaccia croutons, parmesan

Autumn Harvest Salad $12

baby kale, baby spinach, roasted butternut squash, shaved brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, toasted pepitas, goat cheese, shredded red cabbage + carrots

Grab + Go Sandwiches

Chicken Salad $14

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

Curried Tofu Salad Wrap $12

Vegan logo golden raisins, celery, onion, shredded red cabbage + carrots, curried vegan mayo, whole wheat wrap

Black Forest Ham + Cheese $13.50

havarti cheese, fig jam, sliced apples, arugula, rosemary aioli, parker house roll

Peanut Butter & Jelly $5.50

creamy peanut butter, strawberry jam, potato 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
  • Chili Cheese Dog $9.50
  • French Fries $6.25
  • Chili Cheese Fries $10.25
  • Side of House-Made Cheese Sauce $2

House-Made Desserts

  • Chocolate Mousse $7.00
    whipped chocolate ganache
  • Vegan logo Vegan Maple Panna Cotta $7.00
    gluten-free crumble, fresh blueberries
  • S’Mores Cheesecake $7.50
    chocolate drizzle, roasted marshmallow, graham crust
  • Cranberry Cream Puff $7.00
    spiced whipped white chocolate, cranberry jam
  • Pumpkin Whoopie Pie $6
    vanilla cream cheese filling
  • Apple Crumb Tart $7
    spiced apples, oat crumbs, vanilla tart shell


  • Illy Espresso Beverages
    cappuccino or latte $5
    americano or macchiato $4.25
  • Hot Apple Cider $5
  • Spiked Hot Apple Cider $11
  • 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
  • High Noon Spiked Seltzer $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
  • 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
  • Applesauce Cup $1.5
  • Cheese Nosh Box $12
  • Rice Krispie Bar $4
  • 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 Incredible Cone $5
  • Hershey’s Strawberry Fruit 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 donuts

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 for Gardens admission. Member reservations required for Gardens admission Thursday–Saturday after 3:00 pm, through October 30.

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–October 30, 2022

The Café

Monday, Wednesday
11:00 am–5:00 pm

11:00 am–9:00 pm


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

Original Beer Hut

5:00–9:00 pm


Beer Garden Grill

Thursday & Friday
5:00–10:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday
1:00–10:00 pm


Beer Garden Pizza

Thursday & Friday
4:00 pm–9:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am–9:00 pm


Beer Garden hours are weather permitting.


Monday, Wednesday
11:00 am–3:00 pm

11:00 am–2:30 pm
4:00–8:00 pm


1906 advance reservations recommended.