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 new menu inspired by Frida…

Click here to see the Fall Menu

Cafe Info

Open 7 Days a Week

Open 7 Days a Week

Hours:

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.* Everyday

5 – 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday evenings

*Also open for drinks and dessert, 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 Frida Kahlo!

Cafe Botanica Celebrates Frida Kahlo!

Chef Kristine Jensen has created a new menu inspired by Frida Kahlo’s home in Mexico City.  This menu offers a sampling of traditional flavors and a fresh approach to recipes that Frida herself prepared in her own kitchen.

Dishes include: Tortitas, Mole, Corn Pudding and Escabeche.

Click here to view the new Menu!

Twilight Thursdays and Frida Fridays

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 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.

Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 14

Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Give Mom the beautiful and relaxing day she deserves at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Café Botanica will be serving a special Mother’s Day Brunch menu you won’t want to miss.

Reservations are highly recommended.  For Mother’s Day reservations, please call the Cafe Botanica main office directly at 520-884-5033

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