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The Garden Cafe

#11 of 199 Restaurants in Yuma
Certificate of Excellence
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250 S Madison Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364-1421
+1 928-783-1491
09:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun 08:00 - 14:30
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 10:45
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Sat 08:00 - 10:45
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Portland Oregon
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150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

LOVE coming here when I am in town. You need to plan it right. I believe it is closed May-October. But it's worth it. The tri-tip burrito is so good. The tortillas are amazing. The carrot cake is my favorite dessert. I haven't tried breakfast, but I will make it a priority later this year! Service is always spot on.... More 

Thank Mgirrl
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't think I liked curry, until I tried theirs and the coconut shrimp, oh there are no words to adequately describe it. Best Tomato Bisque I have ever had. Menu seems to vary and I look forward to trying out the brunch next time we are in Yuma.

Thank Lin D
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Here is a truly relaxing place to enjoy lunch. Outdoor seating amid large shade trees with strategically positioned umbrellas and fans for warmer days. A nice selection from a menu designed for all appetites. After lunch, poke around in the many little shops lining the path to the café. Fun!

Thank SadieLila
Puyallup, Washington
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121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Took a friend here for lunch and were not disappointed. (Have been here 3 or 4 times before) Beautiful patio dining experience with flowers and chirping birds. The food is good (ladies who lunch-type menu) but the setting makes it a must. Even in the heat, it is comfortable. Bring a sweater as most areas are shady and can get... More 

Thank Susan P
Yuma, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great food in a fun at outdoor atmosphere. Try the tortilla soup and avacado sandwich... but be sure to save room for the killer cake.

Thank badgleyhm
San Diego, CA
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The venue itself is charming, as has been reported by many visitors. However, the food and the service don't live up to expectations. Re: the food: We ordered two half sandwich and soup combos, and one soup and salad combo. The tortilla soup is just too acidic (too much lime? tomatoes?) and the sandwiches and salad almost tasteless. For example,... More 

Colleyville, Texas
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596 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We stumbled across the Sunday brunch a year ago and had to try it again. This time we had reservations and were seated immediately although unlike last year the place wasn’t packed. It was cooler this year as they had heaters going so that may have kept the crowds down. The buffet was just as good as we remembered it... More 

1 Thank Mitch M
Fairfax, Virginia
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This place is so cool. Birds in cages all around, little paths through gardens. We got to eat in a little gazebo. Even though it was 95 degrees out, it was shaded so it wasn't too bad. The food was delicious. We had the summer salad with fruit and chicken with a honey vinaigrette. Honestly it tasted like a dessert... More 

Thank gubuem
Drayton Valley, AB Canada
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130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Unfortunately, the day we went for lunch with friends, it was a little on the cool side to be sitting outdoors in the shade. We were quite chilled by the time we left. Note that there is really not anywhere to sit in the sun; it's shaded everywhere. Anyway, to get to the food - I ordered the Tri-tip steak... More 

Thank travelynx00
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

A dinning experience entirely outside in a garden environment. Surrounded by caged parakeets singing away while enjoying your meal. Great experience, great food and great service. Serving only breakfast and lunch and I believe a brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Definately a must! Only suggestion, bring a light jacket.or sweater if it's in the morning, as it's a little cool... More 

Thank Jim H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 10:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 S Madison Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364-1421
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Yuma
  • Phone Number: +1 928-783-1491

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