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Garden View Cafe

1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022-1168
+1 847-835-3040
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good57%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
“oatmeal” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 17:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022-1168
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We keep forgetting to come between 12-2; after that, it's just soup and what's in the cases. But, even, so, a nice option to get food before/after/or during a Botanic Garden visit. They also have some fun (alcoholic) drink options--e.g., "Warm Winter Walk" which is...More

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Definitely check out the Cafe at the Chicago Botanical gardens. A day at the gardens is a wondefful experience and the cafe provides a good selection of food in the midpriced range on site.

Thank Copperman1
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We loved the Black Bean Burger and the Garden Pesto Chicken Sandwich. Chips on side were yummy as well. Nice breeze, good shade under the umbrella and a lovely view helped to make this a very enjoyable afternoon.

Thank Cleomissy
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Freshly prepared food featuring sandwiches, wraps, salads, and grab and go items at a self serve counter. Orders then brought to your table overlooking the beautiful gardens. We sat outside on a glorious early fall day. What a treat.

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Our meal was very good and the spectacular garden views earned 5 stars. There is both table and cafeteria style service with meal delivery to your table. For 10% savings and free Garden entry, you may wish to consider membership. We really enjoyed the variety...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had a lovely reststop here after spending a few hours walking in the gardens. The views are breathtaking. The cookies are especially tasty!

1  Thank set2go52
Reviewed 28 August 2017

For visitors to the Chicago Botanical Garden, this cafe offers a goodly variety of decent lunch selections, though the prices are not cheap. On weekends it can be uncomfortably crowded at lunchtime and the tables often are not very clean.

Thank Orso52
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The Garden View Cafe offers pre-made and made to order sandwiches, soups, entrees and pastries. Starbuck's coffee and teas are also available. In the summer, a grille on the deck outside provides burger options. This is a beautiful place to meet a friend for lunch...More

Thank Miriam S
Reviewed 22 July 2017

They are located in the Chicago Botanical Garden. Very nice surroundings. Something for everyone on the menu. the Menu is online.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I felt the café really could use something. Staff walking around looking for people as their hot food was getting cold...I didn't like. There prices were super high. For the 4 of us to eat was $60. That is crazy! we got 2 kids meals,...More

Thank Kristina M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022-1168
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Glencoe
  • Phone Number: +1 847-835-3040
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