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Greenhouse Café

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


  • Open daily, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Exceptions may apply. See full hours below.


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 1 to Dec 31)


  • Jan 1 New Year's Day: Closed
  • Nov 19 CLOSED for a private event
  • Dec 24 Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., last admission 2 p.m.
  • Dec 24 Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dec 25 Christmas Day: Closed
  • Dec 26 Boxing Day: Closed
  • Dec 31 New Years Eve: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Jan 8 CLOSED
  • Jan 9 CLOSED

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.

  • mums, ornamental kale, and coleus display
  • Greenhouse cafe table setup
  • Mums, coleus, and ornamental kale floral display
  • window seating along greenhouse windows

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

Chef’s Daily Soup $7

Fresh Crudité $12
Carrot | Cucumber | Bell Pepper | Grape Tomato | Red Pepper Hummus

Charcuterie $13
Cheese | Assorted Cured Meat | Orange Fig Jam | Grapes | Crackers

Daily House Made Scone $7
Preserve | House Made Honey Butter

Muffin $4

Cakes $9

Popcorn $4

Pesto Chicken Sandwich $15
Chicken Breast | Soppressata | Pesto | Tomato Jam | Provolone | Arugula | Ciabatta Bun

Turkey Club Wrap $12
Shaved Turkey | Bacon | Cheddar | Heritage Mix | Tomato | Dijonnaise

Ham & Gruyere $11
Shaved Ham | Gruyere Cheese | Pear Fig Mostarda | Heritage Mix | Baguette

Roast Vegetable Wrap $12 (V)
Balsamic Roasted Zucchini | Bell Pepper | Red Onion | Red Pepper Hummus | Arugula | Tomato Jam

Quinoa Salad $17 (GF, V)
Tri-coloured Quinoa | Grilled Corn | Grilled Peach | Grilled Sweet Potato | Citrus Vin | Pickled Chili | Sunflower Seeds

Orzo Salad $17 (V)
Cucumber | Pepper | Sundried Tomatoes | Arugula | Pepitas | Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Cobb Salad $18 (GF)
Greens | Chicken | Grape Tomato | Cucumber | Red Onion | Hard Boiled Egg | Bacon | Radish | Ranch

Ontario VQA Wine
$7  9oz $11 Bottle $32

Good Natured
Chardonnay | Merlot/Gamay

Peller Estates
Chardonnay | Pinot Grigio | Cabernet Merlot

Charmat Rose | 5oz Glass $11 | Bottle $50

Ontario VQA Premium Wine
6oz $9 9oz $14
Trius Sauvignon Blanc | Trius Cabernet Sauvignon
Wayne Gretzky Pinot Grigio | Wayne Gretzky Chardonnay | Wayne Gretzky Merlot

Local Craft Beer & Cider | 473mL Cans $9

Collective Arts

Collective Arts Lager | Life in the Clouds New England IPA | Ransack the Universe IPA

Great Lakes Brewery
Canuck Pale Ale | Octopus Wants to Fight IPA

No Boats on Sunday Cider

Premium & Import Beer | 330mL Bottles $8
Steam Whistle | Corona | Heineken

Domestic Beer | 341mL Bottles $7
Canadian | Coors Light

Coffee $3
Medium Roast | Regular or Decaffeinated

Tea $3
Orange Pekoe | English Breakfast | Earl Grey | Green | Lemon | Mint | Chamomile | Decaffeinated Black

Canned Soft Drink $3
Coke | Diet Coke | Sprite | Ginger Ale

Assorted Juices $3
Apple | Orange

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 Teahouse 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.

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Feast On™ Certified 

As a Feast On™ certified venue, Royal Botanical Gardens prides itself on creating cutting edge events and culinary experiences by using products that are sourced and produced locally. Supporting our local economy and Ontario’s farmers is important for us all. 

Whether we’re sourcing liquor, beer and wine for our beverage service or proteins, produce and grains for our restaurant and catering menus, Ontario offers some of the best product available world-wide.