We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tumbleweeds Bookstore & Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
501 Scott Street West, Gardiner, MT
Improve this listing
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 109 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
  • 53
    Very good
  • 12
  • 1
  • 1
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious tea

This place seems a bit dodgy, but is actually really nice. I still can't believe how delicious the tea was, and really cheap too. They've got free wifi.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
Gladstone, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Having spent 3 months in Gardiner back in 2010 I became very familiar with Tumbleweeds, my café of choice for a tasty wrap. Visited again for lunch in August this year and enjoyed a 'Zowie'. Definitely recommend Tumbleweeds!

Thank 1804Ems
Gladstone, Australia
Level Contributor
224 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This place seems a bit dodgy, but is actually really nice. I still can't believe how delicious the tea was, and really cheap too. They've got free wifi.

Thank Kim094
Savannah, Georgia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Stopped in to grab a salad after a day of sightseeing in Yellowstone. Salad was made up fresh with a very good balsamic dressing. Good selection of sandwiches and sweets.

Thank Cathie C
Philadelphia, PA
Level Contributor
642 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 798 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This place seems to cater more to locals than tourists. Lots of young people working for local businesses seem to come in for the free internet. The vibe is definitely more bookstore/internet café than restaurant. But the food isn't bad: we had a couple different sandwiches and they were all tasty (but not large). A smallish sandwich (without sides) seemed... More 

Thank Dave's_reviews
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is a really good place to pick up a box lunch for a day in Yellowstone. Everything is fresh & they don't seem to mind making your sandwich to order. Friendly counter service!

Thank Lrosemore
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Level Contributor
40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

My wife and I stayed next door to this cafe. They had great breakfast bagels, coffee, and pastries. It as very quaint and cozy. They had a great assortment of books on the local area and Yellowstone.

Thank atpittman
Olathe, Kansas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Pleasant and friendly spot to enjoy breakfast and great cup of coffee. Clean and quick service. Food was great.

Thank DennisandKathy1976
Yorkville, Illinois
Level Contributor
44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My family and I stopped in this little café for dinner. The person working at that time was telling another customer that today was her last day, and it was pretty noticeable that she was ready to get out of there. We ordered a Winston wrap, a veggie gyro, and two salads, and a peanut butter jelly bar for dessert.... More 

1 Thank DoodleDuckie
Yorkville, IL
Level Contributor
206 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Had the Winston wrap which was very good. We also had veggie gyro which was good. The salads were ok. Also had a pb jelly bar that was good. Place outside around porch could use a little cleaning up.

1 Thank ilaudio
Allendale, Michigan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Tumbleweed is awesome. They have an excellent selection of books, very good sandwiches, and free wifi as well. Their coffee and food is on the more expensive side but typical for a café in this touristy area.

Thank Sawdonc

Travelers who viewed Tumbleweeds Bookstore & Cafe also viewed


Been to Tumbleweeds Bookstore & Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Scott Street West, Gardiner, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Gardiner

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen


Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tumbleweeds Bookstore & Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Tumbleweeds Bookstore & Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?