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The Cafe

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1001 Longwood Road, Cafeteria at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 19348 (Route 1)
(610) 388-1000
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Disappointed that the beer garden was closed the day we visited Longwood Gardens so we opted for the cafe. It was either the "fine dining" next to the Cafe or The Cafe, so we tried the Cafe. It was a cafeteria, with some healthy choices and some items that looked like they were made hours and hours ago behind the... More 

Thank JoanneM2013
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice spot to grab a snack or something more during your time at Longwood Gardens. The kids loved the mac N cheese.

Thank Emily M
East Sussex UK
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were here on a weekday, so there was no queue and quick service. I can thoroughly recommend the sugar free black raspberry ice cream, it is to die for on a hot day.

Thank PJ-n-DJ
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very good. Place clean. Plenty of seating, both indoor and outdoor. Tried the mushroom soup, because of review. It was good. Maybe because of all the good reviews, while not disappointed, it was good, i suppose i wouldn't have gone out of the way to order it.

Thank noel17
Fairfield, Connecticut
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739 reviews
559 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The cafe has very comfortable seating. They also have highchairs. There are both inside and outside tables. We enjoyed dessert here- lots of desserts, drinks, fresh fruit, ice cream. My husband and I shared a chocolate brownie, I also had some fresh fruit. The food is cafeteria style - pick it and then pay for it. The cafe is very... More 

Thank Gloria H
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The cafe is small but offers a variety of options: soup, salads, entrees, children's menu, desserts, etc. There is plenty of seating to enjoy your meal. It can get very busy right around the "normal" meal time hour.

Thank Cathi410
York, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is a great place for a quick lunch. They have really nice choices and it looks fresh. There are some kid friendly items and fresh fruits and veggies. This is a self service cafeteria eatery. Beautiful patio dining available and lots of indoor seating with great windows everywhere for Longwood views.

Thank Michele B
Hockessin, Delaware
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Nice selection of food, good quality. A little pricey for what you get. 1/2 egg salad sandwich $5.50.

Thank SusanSCAK376
Saint Louis, Missouri
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369 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The Cafe offers a welcome resting spot after several hours walking the Longwood Garden trails. They offer a widely diverse menu of salads and sandwiches. The food is very fresh and tastes great. There is also patio seating outdoors if you so choose or inside an air conditioned space also is available.

Thank JimSTL1021
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Although we came to The Cafe around a busy lunch hour, we found the lines moved quite quickly and did not have to wait long for service. There are many food choices, many of them healthy, including hot meals, sandwiches, salads, drinks and desserts. I found the prices of the drinks to be on the high side. To be fair,... More 

Thank Karen T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $45
American, Soups, Cafe, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Longwood Road, Cafeteria at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 19348
    (Route 1)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Kennett Square
  • Phone Number: (610) 388-1000

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