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Greenhouse Café

RBG’s Greenhouse Café offers a new fast casual menu featuring a full complement of wine and beer, coffee and tea, ready made sandwiches and salads, homemade soups, and our signature Tea House scones. Enjoy a quick and nutritious bite to take away or sit down and enjoy your meal!

Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Exceptions may apply. See full hours below.

Location

Find the Greenhouse Café inside RBG Centre.

680 Plains Road W. Burlington, Ontario.

Exceptions may apply. Check back before your visit.

Today’s Hours

Seasonal Hours

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Jan 2 to Jan 26)
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Jan 27 to Sep 2)

Exceptions

  • Jan 1 New Year's Day: Closed
  • Dec 24 Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dec 24 Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., last admission 2 p.m.
  • Dec 25 Christmas Day: Closed
  • Dec 26 Boxing Day: Closed
  • Dec 31 New Years Eve: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Greenhouse Café is located in RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road W. Burlington. Find the restaurant past the gift shop, down the stairs / ramp, and to the far left.

Parking is available on-site, included in your visit.

  • Cup of parsnapple soup with crispy fried parsnips, glass apple and chili oil.
  • close up of a leafy green salad with spiralized carrots on top
  • Guests dining at the Greenhouse Cafe.
  • Greenhouse Café with light shining through the greenhouse windows
  • white crocus planted amongst pink primula and purple hyacinth

VG = Vegetarian | V = Vegan | GF = Gluten Free | DF = Dairy Free | O = Option Available

Sandwiches

  • Ham and Cheddar Croissant $12
  • Coronation Chicken Croissant $14
  • Coronation Chickpea Croissant $12 (VG)
  • Italian Sandwich $12 (NF)
    Mortadella, Genoa & Soppressata Salamis | Tapenade | Provolone | Kaiser

Soups and Salads

  • Chef’s Daily Soup $7
  • Quinoa Salad $17 (GF, V)
    Tri Coloured Quinoa | Roast Squash | Pickled Apple | Candied Pumpkin Seed | Arugula | Cider Vinaigrette
  • Caesar Salad $14
    Romaine | Bacon Bits | Crouton | Grana Padano | Caesar Dressing
  • Cobb Salad $18 (GF, NF)
    Greens | Grape Tomato | Cucumber | Red Onion | Hard Boiled Egg | Chicken Breast | Bacon Bits | Ranch

Grilled

  • Turkey Club Sandwich $15
    Shaved Turkey | Bacon | Tomato | Iceberg Lettuce | Cheddar Cheese | Dijonnaise | Flax Sourdough
  • Breakfast Croissant $9
    Fried Egg | Bacon | Aioli | Cheddar
  • Burger $12
    Iceberg Lettuce | Tomato | Pickle | Aioli | Brioche Bun
  • Quinoa Burger $12 (VG)
    Black Bean Sweet Potato Quinoa Patty | Iceberg Lettuce | Tomato | Pickle | Aioli | Brioche Bun
  • Meatball Sub $22 (NF)
    Beef & Pork | Pomodoro | Provolone | Balsamic Onion & Pepper
  • Chicken Parm Sandwich $17 (NF)
    Pomodoro | Provolone | Balsamic Onion & Pepper | Aioli | Kaiser
  • French Fries (GF, NF, V)
    Side $5 | Basket $8
  • Poutine (VG, NF)
    Side $9 | Basket $16
  • Onion Rings (VG, NF)
    Side $7 | Basket $15

Add Cheese $4, Add Bacon $4

Pasta

  • Spaghetti ai Funghi $18 (VG, NF)
    Porcini & Cremini Mushroom | Roast Garlic Butter | Arugula | Grana Padano
  • Spaghetti con Polpette $23 (NF)
    Beef & Pork Meatballs | Pomodoro Sauce | Grana Padano
  • Chicken Parmesan $21 (NF)
    w. Spaghetti Pomodoro

Kids

  • Spaghetti Pomodoro $9 (V)
  • Chicken Fingers $14 (GF, NF, DF)
    Choice of side: Fries or Crudité
  • Grilled Cheese $9 (VG, NF)
    Choice of side: Fries or Crudité
  • Cheese Pizza $9 (VG, NF)

Pastries and Desserts

  • Scone $7 (VG)
  • Muffin $4 (VG)
  • Cookie $4 (VG)
  • Cakes $9 (VG)
  • Tarts $8 (VG)
  • Parfait $7 (VG)
    Greek Yogurt | House Granola | Seasonal Compote | Hemp Hearts
  • Seasonal Fruit Cup $7 (VG, GF, NF)

Drinks

  • Coffee $3.75
    Medium Roast | Regular or Decaffeinated
  • Tea $3.75
    Orange Pekoe | English Breakfast | Earl Grey | Green | Lemon | Mint | Chamomile | Decaffeinated Black
  • Canned Soft Drink $3.50
    Coke | Diet Coke | Sprite | Ginger Ale | Nestea
  • Assorted Juices $3
    Apple | Orange | Cranberry

Bar

  • Peller Estates – 6oz $8 9oz $12 Bottle $30
    Pinot Grigio | Cabernet Merlot
  • Trius– 6oz $11 9oz $15 Bottle $40
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wayne Gretzky – 6oz $10 9oz $14 Bottle $38
    Chardonnay
  • Domestic – (341ml) $8
    Budweiser, Bud Light
  • Premium – (330ml) $9
    Stella Artois, Corona Extra, Steam Whistle Pilsner
    Guinness Stout Can – (440ml) $11
  • Craft Cans & Ciders – (473ml) $10
    Collective Arts Lager, Ransack the Universe IPA, Great Lakes Brewery Canuck Pale Ale, Octopus Wants to Fight IPA, No Boats on Sunday Original Cider

Special Feature

RBG Lilac Gin

Every spring, a heavenly fragrance drifts through Royal Botanical Gardens, marking the official start of lilac season. To extend the joy of lilac season, we’ve teamed up with Manns Distillery in Brantford, Ontario to create our very own lilac gin.

Crafted with a London Dry Gin base and fresh, hand-picked lilacs from the grounds of RBG, this gin has floral notes of lilac, lavender, and rose. Truly an exquisite combination. No artificial colours or flavours used.

750 ml bottles available for purchase from the Greenhouse Café & Rock Garden Bistro.

Local, Sustainable

At Royal Botanical Gardens, we believe in being stewards of our environment and partners in our community. We source local products (including our own garden produce), partner with local farms and dairies as well as use eco-friendly, sustainable products throughout the facility and grounds.

We ask that you join us in our goal of preserving and enhancing the beauty of our environment by utilizing the recycle stations located throughout Royal Botanical Gardens.

Greenhouse Café FAQs

Where is the Greenhouse Café Located?

The Greenhouse Café is located in RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road W. Burlington. Find the café past the gift shop, down the stairs / ramp, and to the far left.

Parking is available on-site, included in your visit.

Is admission required to access the Greenhouse Café?

Garden Admission is required to dine at the Greenhouse Café.

Other RBG dining locations:

  • Garden Admission is not required to dine at the Rock Garden Bistro. Garden Admission would be required should you wish to visit the gardens before / after your meal.
  • Guests with a Tea House reservation will be granted access to Hendrie Park on date of the reservation, no additional admission required. Please present your OpenTable confirmation upon entry.

Is there a benefit for Members?

RBG Members receive 10% off their meal at RBG’s three on-site restaurants. To qualify for a discount, please show your membership card while ordering.

Are reservations required?

The Greenhouse Café provides a quick-service dining option at RBG Centre. Enjoy a quick and nutritious bite to take away or sit down and enjoy your meal.

Reservations are not available at this location.

Host Your Event

Whether you just need coffee and snacks, breakfast, lunch or meals for the whole day, our in-house catering team has options for your meeting or event. With delicious options, flexible menus and a focus on locally sourced ingredients, the catering team at Royal Botanical Gardens promise to make your event one to remember.