Visitors to the Garden can enjoy modern, vegetable-focused cuisine in a full-service setting at Yellow Magnolia Café and casual sandwiches and snacks at the Coffee Bar.
Members receive a 10% discount on dining purchases.
Yellow Magnolia Café
Exclusively for Garden visitors, Yellow Magnolia Café offers full-service dining Tuesday through Sunday. The bright, airy café overlooks the Garden’s Lily Pool Terrace.
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Phone: 718-307-7136
Named after the remarkable flower developed by Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Yellow Magnolia Café offers modern, vegetable-focused cuisine in a one-of-a-kind setting nestled within the Garden’s iconic landscape. Designed by David Rockwell, the café is bright and airy and overlooks the Garden’s Lily Pool Terrace. The new café is a celebration of its urban garden setting, with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors—an ethos in keeping with the Garden’s longstanding interest in sustainable practices—and menus inspired by Brooklyn’s artisanal food movement.
Local chef Rob Newton, whose other Brooklyn restaurants have been lauded for their fresh and creative menus, alongside chef de cuisine Morgan Jarrett, have developed the café’s seasonal, market-driven menus, with a focus on local vegetables, grains, and sustainably sourced meats and fish. The menu is vegetable focused, with select meat and fish options available, as well as healthy children’s menu items.
The Coffee Bar, located in the Visitor Center adjacent to the Atrium, serves fresh pastries, soup, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages.
Yellow Magnolia Canteen – Closed for the Season
Yellow Magnolia Canteen, on the terrace by the entrance to the Steinhardt Conservatory, serves a variety of fresh sandwiches, soups, salads, and snacks.
Hours: Closed for the winter; please visit the indoor Yellow Magnolia Café on Lily Pool Terrace or the Coffee Bar in the Visitor Center.