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Buckingham Palace Garden Café

Cakes from the Garden Café

Cakes from the Garden Café ©

The Garden Café is situated on the West Terrace of Buckingham Palace, after you exit the State Rooms. Relax after your visit to the Palace with a selection of light bites, cakes and hot and cold drinks and a view over the famous Palace lawn.

We have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available. If you have any allergies or dietary requirements please ask to speak to a manager.

Café opening times are:

  • July and August: 10:00 – 19:00 (19:00 – 19:15 takeaway only)
  • September: 10:00 – 18:00 (18:00 – 18:15 takeaway only)
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Afternoon tea box

Our afternoon tea boxes include a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and a scone.

Afternoon tea box

Afternoon tea box ©

Ice cream 

We also have ice cream stands as you walk along the Garden path towards the exit, serving indulgent real dairy ice cream and fresh sorbets.

Ice cream opening times are:

  • July and August: 11:00 – 19:15 
  • September: 11:00 – 18:15 


We are committed to minimising the impact of our operations on the planet. 

  • We do not use plastic bottles.
  • Coffee cups and cutlery are made from plant-based materials and coffee lids are made from paper not plastic.
  • We recycle and separate our waste streams to ensure we don’t contribute to landfill.
  • We purchase as much as we can from local producers, only buying meat and cheese from British farms and only buying Class 1, 2 and 3 fish according to Marine Conservation Society definitions. Our fresh produce is never delivered by air freight and our eggs are always free range.
  • Our delicious coffee comes from Peru via the Union Direct Trade Sourcing initiative ensuring a fair price is paid for community benefit The beans are roasted in East London in support of the Well Grounded initiative which offers training, mentorship and employment to those who need it most.
Ice cream in the Buckingham Palace Garden