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The Italian Gardens Café in Kensington Gardens is the perfect spot to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful 150-year old ornamental Italian Gardens.

Located besides Queen Anne's Alcove, the Italian Gardens Café has a delicious range of food and drinks on offer.

Whether you’re on your morning commute or talking a stroll through the gardens, stop in and enjoy our light breakfast options including our poached egg with smashed avocado on sourdough, French pastries, yoghurt, muesli, fresh fruits and fruit juices. The cafe also serves a wide range of specialty teas and coffees.

Throughout the day there is a selection of salads, sandwiches, cakes, snacks and hot and cold drinks. There is also a range of gluten-free food available.

A bespoke Gelato cart is also in use on summer days, positioned either on the deck or on the North Walk - enhancing the ice cream offer within Kensington Gardens.

Indoor and outdoor seating is available to give you stunning views across the tranquil water gardens.

The café is a fitting back drop to the formal Italian Gardens and features a living roof which supports biodiversity in Kensington Gardens as well as fine Mediterranean-style planting.

Opening hours

Opening times (all year round):

  • Monday - Friday: 7.30am
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8.00am

Closing times:

  • 1 October - 31 March: 4.00pm (3.00pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve). The café is closed on Christmas Day
  • 1 April - 31 May: 6.00pm
  • 1 June - 30 September: 7.00pm


The Italian Gardens Café is operated by Colicci. You can contact them by:

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