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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

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The Café is temporarily closed

In order to keep it safe and comfortable for all of our guests, Rhody's Cafe at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens will remain closed through 2021. We are planning to make improvements to our café space... something to look forward to next year! You are always welcome to pack a picnic to enjoy amongst the blooms.

Have lunch overlooking the Perennial Garden, there's no admission fee to come eat at the Café!

Rhody's Garden Café is open seasonally, with the same level of high-quality ingredients from regional providers including fresh-picked produce from our own organic Vegetable Garden. Made-to-order sandwiches on organic Fort Bragg Bakery and Roland's Bakery breads (including gluten-free), house-made soups, and beautiful organic salads with house-made dressings. Daily lunch specials include grilled gourmet Panini sandwiches, and there is always a vegan option.

Great desserts are back—enjoy a cup of Thanksgiving Coffee with a daily treat from Costeaux Bakery, Fort Bragg Bakery, or one of Marie's fresh-baked cookies and pies. Gluten-free desserts available. Avoid the after-school crowds in town and purchase your Cowlick’s Ice Cream cone here. Did you know that with a minimum purchase, your favorite canine can enjoy a "doggy ice cream"? Drinks at the Café include made-to-order fruit smoothies, hot, iced, or blended coffee, Chai and other teas, and Marie's fresh organic Strawberry Lemonade.

To contact the Café staff, please call 707-964-4352 ext. 20 (please note: this phone is not answered and voicemails will not be checked while the Café is closed during the winter season).

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Did you know... Rhody's is now on TripAdvisor and Yelp!

If you have had a wonderfully delicious experience at Rhody's please share the love and help spread the word about our fantastic lunch spot.