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The Cafe

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1001 Longwood Rd, Cafeteria at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1913 (Route 1)
+1 610-388-1000
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great mushroom soup, with lots of local mushrooms. Good mac & cheese. Love the ice cream and service is always great. The staff is always friendly and wants to help you. Prices are not cheap, but not overly expensive. Sit outside, enjoy the food and the sun.

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Thank Stewart C
West Chester
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had the mushroom soup today. Luke warm and full of corn starch. I would not buy it again. If they can't get mushroom soup right in the mushroom capital of the world, we are doomed. Save your money.

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Thank JakeWestChester_PA
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during Christmas and there was no organization to ordering or getting your food. Once you do get the food it's expensive but good.

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Thank MBCS2013
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy in, easy out. Good food and perfect at any time of the year. We found this perfect in the dead of winter and in the heat of the summer. The food is good and decently priced. Great for the whole family

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Thank Maura C
Banda Aceh, Indonesia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The food was fine, quite tasty- a bit pricey. Kept thinking that they could have hung signs over the different sections of the line to notify people waiting in line what was at each station, and then if we just wanted chili, say, we could go directly to that station instead of waiting in the one long line for people... More 

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Thank LynnieMeck
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

So we wanted to go to lunch at the last minute and after reviewing the top 10 restaurants in Kennett Square we chose Restaurant 1906 at Longwood Gardens. This was a wonderful gastronomic experience and gets top marks in our book. Great service, a nice wine list, (a 2015 Pinot Gris from Willamette, OR), beautiful fillet steak with a mixed... More 

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Thank george h
York, PA
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I have been going to the cafe for years. It had become mundane to say the least. The 1/2 sandwiches are expensive, mediocre and there is not a variety of condiments to compliment them available. The soup is USUALLY lukewarm. I am an optimist and always hope that this time it will be hot. This time I was pleasantly surprised.... More 

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Thank MustLoveDogs
Brunswick, Md.
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454 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

When you eat in 'attraction' restaurants, you never quite know what to expect. We were not disappointed with our lunch. It was excellent

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Thank Vicki A
Crofton, Maryland
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We ate at the Longwood Gardens Cafeteria after walking through the many flower and Christmas Tree exhibits. It was packed and we were told they were probably expecting about 17,000 that day the week before Christmas. We arrived around 5:30 which is recommended to beat the rush. Many different things were available from entrees, sandwiches, pasta, soups, desserts, etc. The... More 

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Thank Alan M
conn
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is the causal dinning opton at the Terrance dinning complex at Longwood Gardens. Good mixture of light lunch items snaks and rich desserts. Dinner items are a mixed bag some very good creative dishes some no better than a school lunch room. Prices are fair but no great bargan nice indoor dinning rooms and outside tables

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?