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The Garden Cafe

#15 of 191 Restaurants in Yuma
Certificate of Excellence
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250 S Madison Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364-1421
928 783 1491
9:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 10:45 am
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:45 am
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Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My cousin and I stopped here on our way from Phoenix to San Diego and Yuma is the 1/2 way point and lunch time. This is a seasonal place, it closes in the summer, of course ! Yuma in the summer would not be good for outside eating. We did not call for reservation but were able to get in... More 

Thank cbagladygo
Wasilla, Alaska
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We wandered into this little hidden gem, which is located in old town Yuma, and we're delighted that we found it. The prices are very reasonable, the staff are quick, helpful, professional and friendly. The Tortilla soup was savory without being hot. My mother in law had an avocado sandwich, which I sampled, that was delicious and well presented. My... More 

Thank cayjr1
Yuma, Arizona
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Eating at the Garden Café is a very unique experience in Yuma. Outdoors dining under the trees with birds flitting about. You will need to check for times and dates they are open as they close for the summer!!!

Thank AnnaMarie S
Yuma, Arizona
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Had brunch here with friends from California the day before they were closing for the summer. It is a quaint place in the downtown area of Yuma Arizona historic district The food was excellent, good parking downtown area close by. I would recommend early in the morning for breakast. The only problem that I experienced was the flies were out... More 

Thank DRO O
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

This restaurant is only open from October thru May (too hot here to eat outside in the other months). It is a beautiful garden area with birds and it's very own Spice Tea. The food is homemade. I particularly love the tortilla soup and their chicken salad is GREAT.

2 Thank Rashelle S
Yuma, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

Service was good and delicious food . The Garden café is an outdoor restaurant in the city of Yuma Arizona that has almost 365 days of sunshine. I recommend this café between the months September and May each year.

Thank agneswendt
Yuma, Arizona
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67 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Went with friends who are leaving for the summer. It is very important to make a reservation at this beautiful spot since it fills up quickly. Had the Chicken Tortilla soup and half a turkey sandwich. The soup is home made and one of the best tortilla soups ever. They have their own blend of iced tea which, if you... More 

1 Thank Jane J
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

We went for lunch while still a little chilly, so they put patio heaters on for us which worked great. Went back again when warmer for an early dinner with another couple and enjoyed the lovely gardens. The tortilla soup is awesome. They're daily special is always a delight. Enjoyed two more visits there before returning back to Canada. Looking... More 

Thank badgirl56
Chandler, Arizona
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Another delightful dining experience in Yuma, great soup, great salad trio, wonderful fruit bread, perfect lunch stop!

Thank Sharon R
Muskoka District, Canada
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349 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

The Garden Cafe is located at 250 south Madison. It is a fairly easy walk from the Quatermaster depot or from the waterfront. Entrance is through a long alley between buildings. It then opens up with chairs and tables set up outside with umbrellas and some trees providing shade. A large cage has about a dozen budgies. Food is the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:45 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 S Madison Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364-1421
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Yuma
  • Phone Number: 928 783 1491

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?