Dining at Descanso

Maple Restaurant

Descanso Gardens is excited to announce a new partnership with a well-known Pasadena catering company, The Kitchen For Exploring Foods. In a move to align its cuisine with Descanso’s focus on being a nature-driven, urban retreat, The Kitchen will launch new dining options at the Gardens in 2020.

Maple, the current restaurant at Descanso, will serve its last brunch on Nov. 16.
Dinner will be served in Maple during Enchanted Forest of Light, which runs Nov. 17- Jan. 5. (Reservations are available on OpenTable.)
Café Descanso will remain open.

Click here for reservations or call 818-864-6435.
Maple is also available for private events and parties. To find out more and to book,
please call 213-864-2241.
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Café Descanso

Café Descanso is located just past the entrance to the grounds. Our Café offers freshly made selections of breakfast pastries, fresh salads,  sandwiches, homemade cookies, ice cream, beer and wine. We offer Intelligentsia coffee that is 100% organic, direct trade certified and locally roasted in Southern California. For covered and shaded seating, tables are provided on the adjacent outdoor patio. Admission to the Gardens is not required to dine at the Café.

Open daily: 8am–4:30pm
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Catering at Descanso Gardens is provided by The Kitchen for Exploring Foods. Check our their menus here:

For more information click here or contact the Special Events office at (818) 949- 4291 or specialevents@descansogardens.org. Special Events Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday by appointment.