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.Summer Menu
Open 7 Days a Week
Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 2 pm. Saturday & Sunday, 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.*
*Also open for drinks and dessert, 2-3 p.m. everyday.
(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
Goat Cheese: Chiva Risa Goat Farm
Flour and Filed Corn: Hayden Mills
Coffee & Tea: Arbuckle Coffee & Tea
Twilight Thursdays and al Fresco Fridays
Every Thursday and Friday, June to September, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Enjoy summer nights at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Cafe Botanica will be open and serving a special prix fixe dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring your own bottle of wine or beer to enjoy with your meal. Admission is included with dinner reservations. Call 326-9686, ext. 37 for reservations.
Early Bird Weekends
Breakfast at Cafe Botanica
Saturdays and Sundays 6:30 – 11 a.m. All summer long.
Enjoy a stroll through the Gardens and a delightful breakfast before the heat of the day sets in! Menu items include a variety of homemade dishes, such as the Botanica Benedict and Banana-Walnut French Toast Strata.