Yellow Magnolia Café
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This vegetable-focused cafe can be found nestled amongst the verdant foliage of Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It's named after one of the hybrid magnolias that the garden has been famous for producing since the 1950s. And the restaurant itself is situated in an old greenhouse, which means it's flooded with light and provides a great view of Lily Pool Terrace.
There are emnus to suit both grown-ups and children, plus a handful of wine, beer and cocktail varieties. If you're popping in for lunch, you can expect upscale salads, sandwiches and burgers, while brunch at the weekends extends to options like challah french toast, Catskills smoked salmon and bibimbap.
All cuisine is crafted with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors—an ethos in keeping with the Garden’s longstanding interest in sustainable practices—and menus inspired by Brooklyn's artisanal food movement. Most of the menu is vegetable-focused, with select meat and fish options available, as well as healthy children's menu items, vegan, and gluten-free selections.
Admission to Brooklyn Botanic Garden is required to dine at Yellow Magnolia Café.