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1001 Longwood Rd, Cafeteria at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1913 (Route 1)
+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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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have a large array of food choices. Sandwiches, salds, coup, chicken tenders and mac and cheese for Kids, Something there that everyone would like. Aldo have some great looking desserts.

Thank beans40
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Welcome stop after walking outdoors during the Christmas display. Fun to have gingerbread cookies and hot drinks with the kids.

Thank Leslie B
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe offers a variety of good wholesome food. They have fresh fruit, salads, sandwiches, soups, and dinner entrees. The desserts look great but I never tried them. I always have a bowl of their delicious mushroom soup! The only thing negative about this cafe is the high price they charge.

Thank Gayle Y
Plainview, New York
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We highly recommend the mushroom soup. It gets a thumbs up. There were plenty of choices to suit anyone's tastes.

Thank Elisa V
Randolph, New Jersey
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113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Café at Longwood Gardens is always an excellent choice when visiting the garden. We like the variety of choices, and often select something simple, especially if our plan is to continue visiting the gardens. On this visit to the Café we both ordered the Turkey/bacon sandwich. It was very good. Important to note is the Café’s pleasant environment. You... More 

Thank Marc S
York, PA
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe was more disappointing than usual. I usually get a 1/2 sandwich and a cup of mushroom soup. Decided to break tradition and try something different. I try to stick with a theme of mushrooms since we were in the Mushroom Capital , but was very disappointed with the Mushroom Bolognese. The mushrooms were few and far between .... More 

Thank MustLoveDogs
Southern NJ
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We found the selections ranged from salads and sandwiches and soups to hot meals. There are a few kids preferences like mac n cheese and hot dogs. There are even vegetarian choices. Separate dessert section. Outdoor beer garden was open when we visited in October. Just be prepared to pay higher prices.

Thank russofSNJ
Aston, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Always enjoy their fresh food. Sandwiches are a bit small for the price, but unique. Mac and cheese was bland. Soup always tasty

Thank BassetH26
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We had a reservation for 1:30 and asked to sit on the covered heated patio. The hostess was very agreeable with our request. She showed us to a table for two but we asked for a different table because it was so very close to the next table. Our waitress was good but not super friendly. We ordered drinks but... More 

Thank KathyHP312
Roslyn, New York
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186 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

There are enough choices here to satisfy anyone and everyone. For the most part, it's for a snack or light lunch while visiting the grounds of Longwood Gardens. You wouldn't come here for any other reason. Cold beverages are available, clean rest rooms and a nice seating area outdoors.

Thank HMR52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $45
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
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 Rd, Cafeteria at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1913
    (Route 1)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Kennett Square
  • Phone Number: +1 610-388-1000

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