Offshoots at the Gardens Café

Offshoots Café is located in the main building, by the Water-Smart Garden. Entrance is included with admission. Reservations are not accepted.

In the morning, select from a variety of freshly made breakfast burritos, pastries or stuffed breakfast croissants. Lunch and dinner provide a variety of salads, soups and sandwiches always made fresh, with local ingredients when possible, reflecting the Gardens’ core value of sustainability. Lots of vegetarian items are available.

Offshoots Café also has a full service coffee bar and free Wi-Fi. Enjoy a latte, surf the Web, work remotely and relax in one of the cushy chairs or at the laptop bar in front of a window that looks out on vistas of gardens or inside our Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory.

Offshoots Café is now open with a new design and a new menu. Here is the menu.

Sept. 26, 2016 - May 13, 2017:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily (panini grill closes at 4:30 p.m.)
May 14 - Sept. 24, 2017:
9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. daily (panini grill closes at 8 p.m.)

Hive Garden Bistro

The Hive is a modern bistro nestled under the trees adjacent to the Monet Pool. The large, shaded deck offers idyllic views of water features and Le Potager Garden. Entrance is included with admission. Open daily, weather permitting. Reservations are not accepted.

The restaurant features seasonal fare – including burgers, sandwiches and salads – prepared to order. Local ingredients and produce harvested from Le Potager garden and the Gardens’ CSA at Chatfield Farms are incorporated into the menu whenever possible.

Here is the menu.

May 14 - Sept. 24
Daily 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Enjoy our evening Evenings al Fresco specials Monday, June 26 through Thursday, Aug. 31, 5-8 p.m.:

  • Meatless Mondays: 30 percent off all vegetarian items including daily specials
  • Hand Tossed Tuesdays: Buy 2 pizzas get a salad free 
  • Barbequed Wednesdays: From the grill and pizza oven, 20 percent off barbeque specials
  • Burger Thursdays: Buy any burger meal and get one at equal or lesser value for half off

Half off general admission tickets during the SCFD Showcase on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 9 and 16 from 5-8:30 p.m