The Garden Café

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.  Lunch served 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Timed tickets are required for all visitors, even if you only plan to dine.

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The Garden Café features the best local and in-season ingredients, including herbs grown here at the Garden.  You can visit the Garden Cafe in person, order online in advance for pick up at the Robins Tea House, or order on your phone while visiting. Patio seating and Garden seating are available in addition to our space in the Cafe. Prices range from $5 – $10.  We happily accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards in the Garden Cafe.

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Roasted Red Pepper & Crab   $8 

Soup du Jour   $7

Sandwiches (gluten-free bread available)

Served with house chips & dressed greens

House Smoked Pork BBQ   $10House Smoked BBQ

Pulled pork in a “Belle Isle” cold brew moonshine bbq sauce with VA apple chow chow on ciabatta

Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken BLT   $10.25

Crispy VA Applewood smoked bacon, avocado spread, basil mayo, tomato (in season), local bibb lettuce on herb focaccia

Grilled Salmon  $10.50

Farm-raised salmon filet, grilled and served on a brioche roll, fresh cucumber, local bibb lettuce & lemon green goddess dressing

Curried Black-eyed Pea Roll (VG)  $9.50staff at the garden cafe

Curried black-eyed pea salad, golden raisins & dairy-free coconut cilantro dressing on a multigrain seeded roll

Portabello Mushroom Flatbread (V)  $9.50

Rustic flatbread, herb cheese spread, marinated mushrooms, pickled red onion, toasted & topped with arugula

*all sandwiches available on flatbread

VG – Vegan        V- Vegetarian  GF – Gluten Free

Salad featuring a variety of fresh greens and cooked grains, traditional accompaniments & housemade dressings,  available by the pound.mac & cheese


Served with dressed greens

Signature Mac & Cheese   $8.50

With crispy herb topping (V) or VA Applewood smoked bacon

Greek Bean Bake (V) (GF)   $8.50

Quinoa, cannellini beans, tomatoes, feta cheese, topped with crispy herb & rice panko topping

Simply Deliciousgreat for kids too!

Greek bean bake

Flatbread Pizza (V)   $7


Flatbread Grilled Cheese (V)   $7

PB&J (V)   $7

*served with house chips &

fountain drink


Tractor Beverage Organic sodas

Greenberry’s Coffeetractor sodas

Tazo Teas

Assorted Canned & Bottled Drinks




Want more Garden dining options? Consider the Robins Tea House!

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