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Café and Coffee Shop

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., our cozy Conagra Café overlooks the glorious floral display hall and features freshly prepared sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts created by Abraham Catering. 

Current Menu

Larger groups are encouraged to make lunch arrangements in advance. Box lunches are available. To make arrangements, please contact the café manager at (402) 346-4002, ext. 258. 


Holiday Menus - available from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. during Bright Nights

November 19 | Truffle grilled cheese with tomato basil soup and a side salad
November 20 | Scalloped potatoes with ham and a dinner roll
November 23 | Hot turkey sandwich
November 25 | Lasagna and garlic bread
November 26 | Chicken and dumplings with cherry crisp
November 27 | Tuna noodle casserole with steamed broccoli and a dinner roll
December 2 | Salisbury steak served with mashed potatoes and gravy and a dinner roll
December 3 | Spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread
December 4 | White chicken chili with cornbread and a side salad
December 9 | Bacon and sundried tomato tortellini with garlic bread
December 10 | Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy and a dinner roll
December 11 | Bread bowls with broccoli cheddar OR chicken and noodle soup with a salad
December 15 | Goulash served with roasted corn and a dinner roll
December 16 | Turkey with mashed potatoes, gravy, and green bean casserole
December 17 | Chili served with a cinnamon roll and a side salad
December 18 | Loaded macaroni and cheese served with a dinner roll and green beans
December 22 | Hot beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy
December 23 | Shepherd's pie with a dinner roll
December 26 | Pesto grilled cheese with vegetable soup and a side salad
December 30 | BBQ pork sliders with chips and corn casserole


J’s Coffee 
Perk up your visit with J’s Coffee, open daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Cindy and Mogens Bay Gallery (upper level of the conservatory). J’s has a rotating selection of hot and iced coffees, frappes, smoothies, lemonades, and their signature pink drink. 


*Please note that the garden does not permit outside food or beverage or picnicking on garden grounds. New seating will be installed in spring 2022 to allow for picnicking near the ponds in the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation Parking Garden. Picnicking is also allowed at Kenefick Park. 

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