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Dining at the Gardens

Food and refreshments are always nearby at Selby Gardens, whether you’re seeking a healthy lunch, freshly prepared snack or a delicious latté to sip as you stroll the grounds.
Outside food and drinks are not permitted inside Selby Gardens. Purchasing food during your visit helps support Selby Gardens’ mission and programs.

Located within the historic Selby House, the café offers sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, pastries and cookies and other snacks. Coffee and espresso drinks are featured, along with a selection of hot or iced teas provided by Local Coffee and Tea, and a variety of beer and wine.

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The Selby House Café
Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Our Menu

More about The Selby House Café

Groups can select from The Selby House Café box lunch option to enhance your unique picnic experience at Selby Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus, while also providing a smooth and quick pick-up from the café on the day of your visit. The box lunch menu can be found here. Please note, hot items are only available to groups with less than 10 guests. To place a lunch order, please contact us for more information at least five days before your requested pick up date.

The indoor café can seat up to 30 guests. Please note, there is no reserved indoor or outdoor café seating available for group dining.  All seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. We suggest bringing lawn chairs or blankets to picnic on the beautiful South Lawn.