Cafe & Catering
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.Click here to see the Summer Menu
Open 7 Days a Week
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.* Every day
5 – 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday evenings
*Also open for drinks and light snacks, 2 – 3 p.m.
(520) 326-9686 x *37
Admission to Cafe
Welcome from Cafe Botanica! Garden guests and members are invited to stop by and enjoy our delicious and seasonal offerings. As a reminder, guests dining at Cafe Botanica must pay Gardens admission or be a current member of the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Our current zoning permits require the cafe to be used for “secondary purposes.” We hope to see you soon!
Local Vendors Used
Produce: Sleeping Frog Farms, Larry’s Veggies, Native Seed Search
Meat: Double Check Ranch, Josh’s Wilcox Chicken
Flour and Milled Corn: Hayden Mills
Heritage Grains and Beans: Ramona Farms
Coffee & Tea: Arbuckle Coffee & Tea
Cafe Botanica Celebrates Frida Kahlo!
To kick off the blockbuster exhibit Frida Kahlo: Art Garden, Life, Chef Kristine Jensen created new dishes inspired by Frida Kahlo’s home in Mexico City. As part of the Summer 2017 menu, you’ll find a sampling of these traditional flavors and a fresh approach to recipes that Frida herself prepared in her own kitchen.
Dishes include: Mole Negro, Corn Pudding and Escabeche.
Twilight Thursdays and Frida Fridays
Every Thursday and Friday Night
5 – 8 p.m.
Enjoy summer nights at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Cafe Botanica will be open and serving dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is included with dinner reservations. Call 326-9686, ext. *37 for reservations.