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
(520) 326-9686 x 41
Monday-Friday 8:00 – 2:00
Twilight Thursdays Open from 5:00 – 8:00 for dinner.
Saturday & Sunday 6:30 – 12:00 Breakfast 12:00 – 2:00 Lunch
Sunset Saturdays, fourth Saturday of the month a $8 dinner plate will be available
The Garden Admission fee is required for non-members to eat at the Café. Garden Members always get free admission (find out about our low membership fees!)
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’re sorry for the inconvenience, but want to remind all of our guests and customers that…
Garden members always get to enjoy the café without paying admission and guest passes can be used to bring along a friend!
The ONLY exception is on Twilight Thursdays when admission is waived IF YOU MADE RESERVATIONS to the Cafe for dinner.
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