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The Cafe

1001 Longwood Rd, Cafeteria at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1913
+1 610-388-1000
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (58 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (58 reviews)
“cornbread” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00All hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1001 Longwood Rd, Cafeteria at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1913
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good at the cafe but the setup is confusing. When you are ordering your food, you only have to get in line at the station that has what you want. Now that they have an outdoor beer garden, there are plenty of...More

Thank champ123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you see many employees enjoying lunch in the Cafe you know you have good eating. Soups are fresh and delicious and the sandwiches appeal to everyone.

Thank Betsym45
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had dinner here during our visit, and I was quite impressed with the quality of the food. We each had an autumn salad and split the roast beef sandwich, and I am wishing I had these for lunch today! Everything was fresh, and definitely quality...More

Thank MaryGB619
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The food is cafeteria style service Ever thing is very clean and well presented. We had a very nice meal for under $15 You MUST try the mushroom soup

Thank Tonyinzo
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

There are just a couple more weeks to enjoy the summer Beer Garden. Starts at 5pm (I think). BBQ and pretzels are the best. Pizza and hamburgers follow. We've been lucky to come when a band was playing, too. Different groups on different evenings. If...More

Thank DelawareHiker
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Charming restaurant, excellent choices, varied menu.....the cafe is also very good and great for a quicker meal ...

Thank flyingby
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We had spent pleasant morning exploring Longwood Gardens and were ready for a snack and a break. The Cafe is conveniently located near the Conservatory. It is buffet style with several serving stations, freshly prepared food. Clean, reasonable cost, plenty of seating - both indoor...More

Thank raymondc273
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The cafe has a variety of food including soups, salads sandwiches, hot entrees, etc to select from. All the food is freshly made.

Thank bpask
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Today spiced chicken breast with honey mustard sauce, sautéed apples, red cabbage sautéed with butternut squash. Sooooo good as on previous visits.

Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 2 October 2017

There are delicious salads and iced tea which satisfied us for a lunch outside in the shade. There is also a real dining room in the building which seemed to have a more formal menu

Thank nbh20
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Maria B
9 May 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from RH0001 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is very accommodating. To be sure about gluten-free options, call ahead. I'd be highly surprised if the chef didn't prepare something you can enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Longwood Rd, Cafeteria at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1913
    (Route 1)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Kennett Square
  • Phone Number: +1 610-388-1000
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