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Greenhouse Café

At the Greenhouse Café you’ll find fresh, seasonal ingredients on a new menu that incorporates local produce, meats and cheeses and features wines and craft brews exclusive to Ontario. At the rear of the restaurant, the Wentworth Elm Tasting Room is a cozy spot for private functions and more intimate gatherings.

As seasons change, kitchen staff work closely with RBG gardeners to incorporate home-grown ingredients into your garden-to-table culinary experience.

Planning to dine at the Greenhouse Café?
Don’t forget to bring your Proof of Vaccination and government ID.

As of September 22, 2021, visitors ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to dine at Royal Botanical Gardens indoor dining facilities. This is in response to public health regulations implemented by the Government of Ontario.

Please be prepared to present proof of full vaccination, and official government-issued ID showing name and date of birth, upon entry to the Greenhouse Café at RBG Centre.

An individual is considered fully vaccinated if they have received:

  • The full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines, or
  • One or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or
  • Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada; AND
  • They received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated.

You can download official vaccination receipts from the Government of Ontario’s vaccine booking portal or present the official immunization receipt received after your final vaccine dose. For diners vaccinated out of province, please contact your local public health unit about obtaining an official vaccination receipt.

For those with documented medical exemptions, government ID and a written doctor’s note stating that they are exempt for medical reasons from vaccination against COVID-19 must be presented in place of proof of vaccination.

Visitors who do not present an official vaccination receipt, or accepted documentation of medical exemption, will not be allowed entry to the Greenhouse Café.


Open Wednesday to Sunday
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please Note

The Greenhouse Café at RBG Centre is closed Monday & Tuesdays. The Turner Pavilion Teahouse is a lovely alternative with beautiful views from the patio!


At RBG Centre.
680 Plains Road W. Burlington.


Please call 905-527-1158 ext. 333 to make a reservation.


905-527-1158 ext. 333

  • Turkey Club Sandwich On Wooden Platter
  • Beet Salad with Feta Cheese
  • Bruschetta Salmon Dish With Quinoa
  • Garden Salad Toppings

Starters and Salads

Asparagus Egg Tart $9 (GF/DF)
Ontario Free-Range Eggs | Asparagus | Red Bell Pepper| Grilled Leek

Italian Mussels $11 (DF)
Mussels | VQA White Wine| Grilled Leek | Roasted Fennel | Marinated Tomato | Sourdough Baguette

Fried Artichokes $9 (GF/DF)
Crispy Fried Artichokes | Greens | Roasted Red Pepper Aioli | Lemon

Garden Salad | Large $12  Small $8 (VG/DF/GF)
Greens| Cucumber | Cherry Tomato | Heirloom Carrot | White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Summer Citrus Salad | Large $14  Small $12 (V/GF)
Greens | Roasted Fennel | Grapefruit | Avocado | Quinoa | Grana Padano | Citrus Dijon Vinaigrette


Served with choice of side: Hand cut fries, Garden salad, Soup of the day
Upgrade to Onion rings or a Summer citrus salad for $2

Garden Burger $16 (DF)
6oz Wellington County Beef Burger | Leaf Lettuce | Grilled Onion | Marinated Tomato | House Pickle |Maple Dijon Aioli | Cobs Hamburger Bun

Chicken Bahn Mi Tacos $15 (DF)
Ontario Free Range Grilled Chicken | Avocado | Pickled Carrot & Cabbage Slaw | Cucumber | Lime Aioli

Canadian Chicken Club $17
Ontario Free Range Grilled Chicken | Pancetta | Canadian Cheddar | Leaf Lettuce | Marinated Tomato | Maple Dijon Aioli | Cobs Multigrain Bun

Mediterranean Vegetable Wrap $16 (VG/DF)
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable | Greens | Red Pepper Hummus | Sundried Tomato and Basil Tortilla


Fish and Chips $17 (DF)
MSC-5 oz Beer Battered Haddock | Hand Cut Fries | Carrot and Cabbage Slaw | Tartar Sauce

Buddha Bowl $16 (VG/DF/GF)
Grilled Marinated Tempeh| Avocado | Quinoa Salad | Citrus Salsa | Sprouts

Pollo al Chilindron $17 (GF/DF)
Grilled Chicken| Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce | Basmati Rice | Carrot and Cabbage Slaw

Bruschetta Salmon $18 (GF/DF)
Atlantic Salmon | Basmati Rice | Grilled Asparagus | Marinated Tomato | Aged Balsamic


Caramelized Peach Crumble $7
Ontario Peaches | Honey Whipped Cream | Pistachio Crumble

Dark Chocolate Brownie $7
Macerated Berries | Toasted Coconut


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

6oz $7  9oz $11

Good Natured-  Chardonnay
Peller Estates- Pinot Grigio

Good Natured – Merlot/Gamay
Peller Estates- Cabernet Sauvignon

XOXO Botanical Wine Spritzers $9
Strawberry Hibiscus
Peach Orange blossom
Raspberry Rhubarb

Domestic Bottle $6
Import Bottle$7
Craft -Tall Can $9

V =Vegetarian, VG = Vegan, DF = Dairy Free, GF = Gluten Free

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 restaurant 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?

General Admission is not required to join us for lunch at the Greenhouse Café, or at the Rock Garden Café. General Admission or Membership would be required should you wish to visit the gardens during your visit.

General Admission IS required to access the Turner Pavilion Teahouse in Hendrie Park.

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?

Reservations are not required to eat at the restaurants, but are highly recommended, especially for weekends, holidays, or larger groups.

Please note the restaurant may not be able to accommodate larger groups that arrive without reservations.

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.