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 Cafe Botanica Menu

Cafe Info

Open 7 Days a Week

Open 7 Days a Week

Hours:

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.* Every day

5 – 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday evenings

*Also open for drinks and light snacks, 3 – 4 p.m.

(520) 326-9686 x *37

Admission to Cafe

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

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 Origami in the Garden2!

Cafe Botanica Celebrates Origami in the Garden2!

Along with a new Fall menu, Cafe Botanica has released a special menu inspired by the new exhibit Origami in the Garden2! Full of fresh, seasonal and local flavors, Chef Kristine Jensen brings her talent and creativity to every dish in this delightful menu.

To view the new Origami in the Garden menu, click here!

To view the new Cafe Botanica menu for the 2017-2018 season, click here!

Twilight Thursdays and Al Fresco Fridays

Twilight Thursdays and Al Fresco Fridays

Every Thursday and Friday Night

5 – 8 p.m.

Enjoy the cool Fall evenings 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.

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