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Garden's Cafe

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Cafe, Canadian, Soups
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680 Plains Road West | Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
+1 905-529-2920
11:30 - 15:00
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely cafe to have a light lunch or a cup of tea and a light snack. Very nice atmosphere in which to sit down and take a break!

Thank directorchrissyb
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in the cafe on the way around the gardens. We went for fruitata, soup and bruschetta- all of which very tasty but we did send soup back as it wasn't that hot. Don't know whether short staffed but service was very slow.

Thank Paul G
Hamilton, Canada
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Tucked away in the RBG's Mediterranean garden, Garden's Cafe offers a small but quality menu using locally sourced food; many of the greens are grown in their famous gardens! Despite the size of the menu, it can still be difficult to pick out what you want. My standby is the frittata, which is changed daily.

Thank MeaghanEdwards
Hamilton, Canada
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122 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The cafe is very conveniently located in the Royal Botanical Gardens. We stopped in for lunch while visiting the gardens. A decanter of cold water was waiting for us at our table when we sat down. The menu is somewhat limited. The ran out of tea sandwiches so I ordered the crispy pork steamed bun and my wife ordered a... More 

Thank BazRasty
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We came here after touring the Rock Garden and were quiet hungry. First, the decor is beautiful. loved the flower design on the wall and really nice tables. it was a little busy so our order took awhile but we got water and really nice bread so it wasn't a big deal to wait. The food was fantastic. I had... More 

1 Thank Vikki_VM
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136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

we were ignored almost the entire visit which was very frustrating. we waited over 30 minutes for our order to be taken only after i finally flagged down a waitress. then we waited another 30 minutes for our food. the food was quite good but by this time we had to hurry since we wanted to tour some gardens afterwards... More 

Thank LoisWinnipeg
Guelph, Canada
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265 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is the restaurant in the main building of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton/Burlington. Atmosphere is airy and friendly. A little noisy with the number of children running around. Food is mainly bistro pinchos portions (half size), so fine for a light lunch. Food design is good. Eg, pork steam buns is a deconstructed cha sui bau, with slices... More 

Thank ric i
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639 reviews
435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is an OK place for a meal with the added value of the actual garden (admission extra) right next door. But the food is just averge, the frittata perhaps being the most remarkable menu item. Service is very good but slow and as time passes, the crowd really fills in here--it is uncomfortably loud, doubly so for the hard... More 

Thank zebecToronto
Toronto, Canada
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283 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

A pretty cafe in the RBG building that is open at lunch. Service can be slow so be prepared. The large windows make it a bright cheerful place and the menu is varied. The daily frittata with soup or salad is delicious as is the Monte Christo sandwich. Wine or beer is available by the glass at a reasonable price.... More 

1 Thank Gloria B
Dundas, On
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

My friend had a salmon frittata which was dry. I had fish and chips with a caesar salad which was okay. The fish was heavily battered and when I took it off there wasn't all that much fish. She had a good dessert - a creme brûlée, and I had peppermint tea which tasted pretty awful - my friend agreed.... More 

Thank Vivian M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, Soups
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 680 Plains Road West | Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-529-2920

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