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The Cafe

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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 - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Banda Aceh, Indonesia
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was fine, quite tasty- a bit pricey. Kept thinking that they could have hung signs over the different sections of the line to notify people waiting in line what was at each station, and then if we just wanted chili, say, we could go directly to that station instead of waiting in the one long line for people... More 

Thank LynnieMeck
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we wanted to go to lunch at the last minute and after reviewing the top 10 restaurants in Kennett Square we chose Restaurant 1906 at Longwood Gardens. This was a wonderful gastronomic experience and gets top marks in our book. Great service, a nice wine list, (a 2015 Pinot Gris from Willamette, OR), beautiful fillet steak with a mixed... More 

Thank george h
York, PA
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to the cafe for years. It had become mundane to say the least. The 1/2 sandwiches are expensive, mediocre and there is not a variety of condiments to compliment them available. The soup is USUALLY lukewarm. I am an optimist and always hope that this time it will be hot. This time I was pleasantly surprised.... More 

Thank MustLoveDogs
Brunswick, Md.
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437 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you eat in 'attraction' restaurants, you never quite know what to expect. We were not disappointed with our lunch. It was excellent

Thank Vicki A
Crofton, Maryland
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Longwood Gardens Cafeteria after walking through the many flower and Christmas Tree exhibits. It was packed and we were told they were probably expecting about 17,000 that day the week before Christmas. We arrived around 5:30 which is recommended to beat the rush. Many different things were available from entrees, sandwiches, pasta, soups, desserts, etc. The... More 

Thank Alan M
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108 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

This is the causal dinning opton at the Terrance dinning complex at Longwood Gardens. Good mixture of light lunch items snaks and rich desserts. Dinner items are a mixed bag some very good creative dishes some no better than a school lunch room. Prices are fair but no great bargan nice indoor dinning rooms and outside tables

Thank thesnowman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Good selection of menu options, able to satisfy both vegan and gluten-free, in a casual cafeteria-like setting. We were pleased with this dining experience.

Thank Caoimhe317
York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

After a bit of walking around Longwood Gardens, you may want a quick bite to eat. There is variety, but I felt the prices were a bit high for what you get. You may want to consider (for even more money, but a great experience) the adjacent 1906 restaurant where you will be waited on and given great food.

Thank dzolin8
South Mountain, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This may have been my worst dining experience in years. I am surprised at the rave reviews I am reading. The set up is extremely confusing -- and we weren't the only ones confused. No one knew how to proceed through the area. The crowd was not managed at all. At the first stop, apparently I was to choose an... More 

Thank cjajsmom
Atlanta, GA
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493 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

The food was good but only lukewarm. 3 stars because it was not hot and that included soup. Efficient management of crowd. Had closed in patios and heaters made it very comfortable.

Thank Sggypsy

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
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?