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.

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Cafe Info

Open 7 Days a Week

Open 7 Days a Week


Daily 9:00am – 3:00pm Breakfast & Lunch

Daily 3:00pm – 4:00pm  drinks and light snacks

Thursday through Sunday Reopen 5:30pm – 8:00pm Dinner

(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