Café Botanica is run by long time Tucson caterer and Gallery of Food owner, Kristine Jensen. The menu is inspired by the culinary traditions of the Sonoran desert and high-desert of Northern New Mexico. Kristine and her team are committed to using local, sustainable ingredients and gleaning from the Gardens when possible. All of the dishes served at Café Botanica are home-made from scratch, and prepared with love and imagination.
Open 7 Days a Week
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
(520) 326-9686 x 41
Fall Hours: 9-4:00 pm
Admission is required due to the R-2 zoning at The Gardens, which states that any cafe on our property must comply with “secondary use” and therefore must be used for the enjoyment of its members and visitors to the Gardens.
We welcome you to enjoy free admission to Café Botanica when you visit between 6:30-7:30 am on Saturdays and Sundays through August 31, 2015. Guests visiting during regular Garden hours (7:30 am – 4:30 pm daily) will be asked to pay or purchase a membership for admission. Garden Members always get free admission!
Please contact Chris Lopez at (520)326-9686 ext 13 for questions.
Local Vendors Used:
Sleeping Frog Farms
Native Seed Search
Double Check Ranch
Josh’s Wilcox Chicken
Chiva Risa Goat Farm
Flour and Filed Corn:
Coffee & Tea:
Arbuckle Coffee & Tea