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The Garden Cafe

#12 of 199 Restaurants in Yuma
Certificate of Excellence
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250 S Madison Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364-1421
+1 928-783-1491
09:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 14:30
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 10:45
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Sat 08:00 - 10:45
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Here is a truly relaxing place to enjoy lunch. Outdoor seating amid large shade trees with strategically positioned umbrellas and fans for warmer days. A nice selection from a menu designed for all appetites. After lunch, poke around in the many little shops lining the path to the café. Fun!

Thank SadieLila
Puyallup, Washington
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121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took a friend here for lunch and were not disappointed. (Have been here 3 or 4 times before) Beautiful patio dining experience with flowers and chirping birds. The food is good (ladies who lunch-type menu) but the setting makes it a must. Even in the heat, it is comfortable. Bring a sweater as most areas are shady and can get... More 

Thank Susan P
Yuma, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food in a fun at outdoor atmosphere. Try the tortilla soup and avacado sandwich... but be sure to save room for the killer cake.

Thank badgleyhm
San Diego, CA
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The venue itself is charming, as has been reported by many visitors. However, the food and the service don't live up to expectations. Re: the food: We ordered two half sandwich and soup combos, and one soup and salad combo. The tortilla soup is just too acidic (too much lime? tomatoes?) and the sandwiches and salad almost tasteless. For example,... More 

Colleyville, Texas
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584 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We stumbled across the Sunday brunch a year ago and had to try it again. This time we had reservations and were seated immediately although unlike last year the place wasn’t packed. It was cooler this year as they had heaters going so that may have kept the crowds down. The buffet was just as good as we remembered it... More 

Thank Mitch M
Fairfax, Virginia
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This place is so cool. Birds in cages all around, little paths through gardens. We got to eat in a little gazebo. Even though it was 95 degrees out, it was shaded so it wasn't too bad. The food was delicious. We had the summer salad with fruit and chicken with a honey vinaigrette. Honestly it tasted like a dessert... More 

Thank gubuem
Drayton Valley, AB Canada
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Unfortunately, the day we went for lunch with friends, it was a little on the cool side to be sitting outdoors in the shade. We were quite chilled by the time we left. Note that there is really not anywhere to sit in the sun; it's shaded everywhere. Anyway, to get to the food - I ordered the Tri-tip steak... More 

Thank travelynx00
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

A dinning experience entirely outside in a garden environment. Surrounded by caged parakeets singing away while enjoying your meal. Great experience, great food and great service. Serving only breakfast and lunch and I believe a brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Definately a must! Only suggestion, bring a light jacket.or sweater if it's in the morning, as it's a little cool... More 

Thank Jim H
Yuma, Arizona
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102 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place does not disappoint. I had the Avocado sandwich with their home made Chicken Taco Soup. Wow, was it fantastic. My friends love the Quiche and raved about their meals. Beautiful surroundings, Great service. You Must Make Reservations.

Thank Jane J
Prescott, Az.
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219 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Found this place in old downtown. It's in a garden setting and beautiful. The food was excellent and the service was pretty good for all of the crowd that they were serving.

Thank Ralph D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 10:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 S Madison Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364-1421
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Yuma
  • Phone Number: +1 928-783-1491

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?