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The Cafe

1001 Longwood Rd, Cafeteria at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1913
+1 610-388-1000
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (57 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (55 reviews)
“half sandwich” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1001 Longwood Rd, Cafeteria at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1913
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was not bad and had a lot of choices, soups, salads, snacks, deserts, not inexpensive but not a lot of restaurants around there. So it fills a need. The main problem not a lot of seating for that many people.

Thank harrishwhippets
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We were there on July 4th weekend. Although there was a line, the staff kept you informed and flowing. Cafeteria style service. But don't let that stop you. GOOD FOOD! I had a salad that was fresh and very satisfying on a hot day ....More

Thank danil47
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We have eaten at the Cafe in Longwood ever since it has existed, literally. Sadly, the food quality has taken a noticeable drop down and the prices have taken a noticeable climb up. It is Wawa food (a local gas station/convenience store) for Buckley's Tavern...More

Thank Wilmingtonian58
Reviewed 14 July 2017

There's something for everyone in the group here and plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy it in. From soups, salads, sandwiches to chicken fingers, hot dogs, and mac and cheese, ALL ages and tastes found something to satisfy. Plenty of desserts, too, and just plain...More

1  Thank outdoorsisbest_11
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A nice, clean cafe with better than average food at a reasonable price. Nice to sit for awhile after walking the gardens.

Thank 813lynnh
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The food is good, but I found the choice to be fairly limited. Prices aren't terrible, but are moderately expensive. Seating is available both inside and outside. Free water is available for the asking.

Thank bobfox98
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Looking for a quick bite while spending a day at the exquisite Longwood Gardens. The Cafe is a great choice. Every raved about and recommended the mushroom soup. Now I know why. Delicious. The sandwiches and wraps are all fresh and tasty. Try their blend...More

Thank Warren S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

It is a little pricey but not unreasonable. I had a sandwich, chips and a drink for about $10.00. It was a gourmet sandwich at that.

Thank Harriet M
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Good variety in a cafeteria-style arrangement. Not many gluten free options, but salads are safe. There are indoor and outdoor seating areas.

Thank Angela G
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Usually when you go to a tourist attraction and you order food, it's not good food and usually tastes like it's been sitting around for awhile... not so here

Thank DeeS9348
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Maria B
10 May 2015|
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Response from RH0001 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is very accommodating. To be sure about gluten-free options, call ahead. I'd be highly surprised if the chef didn't prepare something you can enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Longwood Rd, Cafeteria at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1913
    (Route 1)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Kennett Square
  • Phone Number: +1 610-388-1000
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