Garden View Cafe

Garden View

Located in the Visitor Center

Grab a snack to go, or relax and enjoy a meal paired with a beautiful view. Indoor and outdoor seating are available. Services include: breakfast, lunch, dinner, grab-and-go food and drink, pastries, desserts, and a barista station with hot and iced drinks.

Food at the Garden View Café
Food at the Garden View Café
Food at the Garden View CaféFood at the Garden View Café
Food at the Garden View Café
Food at the Garden View CaféFood at the Garden View Café

Meet Executive Chef Jesse Quinonez

Executive Chef Jesse Quinonez has made it his life’s mission to create unique food that’s both flavorful and nutritious. He has worked as an executive chef for several private country clubs, five-star restaurants, and hotels in the region, managing daily kitchen operations and creating fresh and innovative seasonal menus under the philosophy that "cooking is health." Always hungry to learn, Chef and his team delight guests at the Garden with creative and delicious food and beverage options.

Garden View Cafe Providers

Garden View Café

Provider Spotlight

Garden View Cafe Providers – Harrison’s Poultry Farm

Harrison’s Poultry Farm 
Glenview, IL 
The world has changed a lot since 1893, and we've certainly had to adapt to keep pace with the amazing community that has grown around us. We'll always continue to provide nothing but the absolute best in product quality and customer service, simply because that's what we love to do!

Garden View Cafe Providers – Farm on Ogden

Farm on Ogden 
Lawndale, Chicago 
The Chicago Botanic Garden's very own Farm on Ogden is a multiuse facility located in Chicago's Lawndale neighborhood that offers support and sustainability in the urban community by bringing food, health, and jobs together in one location.

Garden View Cafe Sustainability

Since 2008, the Garden has made significant changes to reducing waste and local sourcing by eliminating bottled water sales, expanding our dishwashing and storage area to use reusable chinaware.