Sassafras Café

Sassafras interior

Open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Begin or end your visit to the Garden with a light meal or a quick snack at Sassafras! Seasonal menus include delicious Garden-themed salads, sandwiches, soups, and snacks, with daily specials and a kids' menu for the little ones. Sassafras prides itself on obtaining as much locally sourced products as are available, and the results are evident in the fresh, vibrant flavors of the season.

Seating: 130 inside; 100 outside.

Green Dining Alliance logoSassafras is Four-Star Certified by the St. Louis Green Dining Alliance, a St. Louis Earth Day initiative committed to working with St. Louis restaurants to reduce their environmental impact. 

What does it mean to be "Green" or "Sustainable"?

Going Green involves practices and product choices that conserve energy, water, and other limited natural resources. Going Green reduces waste through reuse, recycling, composting, and more! Sustainable living places great value on meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to live happy, healthy, and successful lives. Learn more about sustainability at the Garden. 


Special Dining Events

October 10, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Ridgway Visitor Center
October 17, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Spoehrer Plaza
October 17, 2014
Begins at 6:30 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden
October 19, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Spink Pavilion
October 24, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Ridgway Visitor Center