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
Fall Hours: 9-4:00 pm
Summer Café/Garden Membership Special
(offer valid only with flyer and expires August 31, 2015)
Guests may present the summer special flyer to a Tucson Botanical Gardens Gift Shop staff member to receive:
- Free year-round admission, including Butterfly Magic and access to Café Botanica
- 10% discount in the Gift Shop and at Weird Plant Sale
- Discounts on lectures and educational classes
- Discount ticket pricing for special events
- Subscription to membership newsletter
- Subscription to e-bulletin
*Please note that only benefits listed above will be included in your Café/Garden membership packet. Guests must submit an original flyer (no photocopies please) to Gift Shop staff to redeem this special offer.
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. Please contact Chris Lopez at (520)326-9686 ext 13 for questions.
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!
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