Café Weekday Menu
(V) vegetarian | (VG) vegan | (GF) made without gluten
mushroom 18 | fish 20 | steak 22
choice of entrée, beverage, and dessert | $15
Visitors to the Garden can enjoy modern, vegetable-focused cuisine in a full-service setting at Yellow Magnolia Café, as well as casual entreés at the seasonal outdoor eatery Yellow Magnolia Canteen.
Members receive a 10% discount on dining purchases.
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.
Learn more about the restaurant at www.yellowmagnolicacafe.com.
Yellow Magnolia Canteen, on the terrace by the entrance to the Steinhardt Conservatory, serves a variety of fresh sandwiches, soups, salads, and snacks.
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
The Coffee Bar is open on the Garden's busiest days, offering fresh-baked goods and snacks in the Visitor Center.