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Edna’s Eatery

Breakfast & Lunch

Join us daily for breakfast, brunch, or lunch made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Dine under the mesquite trees on our beautiful Xeriscape Garden patio, or grab a drink as you continue your visit around the Gardens.

Open 7 days a week | 8:30am – 3:00pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, January 1st (New Year’s Day), & July 4th

Edna's Eatery
Photograph of food Edna's Eatery
Photograph of food Edna's Eatery

Café Phone:
(520) 326-9686 ext. *37

We do not take reservations at this time.
Admission to the Gardens is a separate and required cost for all Edna’s Eatery guests. Edna’s Eatery proudly serves members and ticketed guests.

Such a fabulous little Tucson gem located in the beautiful Tucson Botanical gardens! My mother and I spent the afternoon walking the gardens and really appreciated having the chance to sit down in their gorgeous patio and have some small bites! Their prickly pear iced tea was really refreshing, plus, their menu has numerous choices, from vegetarian to burgers. They use fresh ingredients and my ceviche was just what I wanted, full of shrimp. Plus, the homemade chips were delicious.

Heidi H.

A little history

Who was Edna?

The café name, “Edna’s Eatery” was inspired by Edna Johnson – housekeeper, friend, nanny, and gardener to the Gardens’ founders, the Porter family. Edna is credited with planting many of the citrus trees on the west end of the property, and she loved to tend a large herb garden. Mrs. Porter frequently noted in her Garden journal that Edna’s quest for harvesting lemons, figs, and oranges would result in the most “scrumptious cookies and pies.”

Photograph of Edna with a baby
Event catering table

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For information regarding event booking or premier catering with our exclusive partner, Westward Look Resort, please contact

Facility Rental Manager rentals@tucsonbotanical.org
(520) 326-9686 ext. *29. 

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