A Library, Piano, Chicken Watching, and Great Conversation…
Covid 19 closure: Please note the Ecolodge and Darwin’s Cafe are closed until further notice to help ensure social distancing and the safety of our staff and guests. The Gardens are still open and are free of charge, so you may enjoy them safely. Please keep your distance when approaching staff and other visitors.
Darwin’s Café is located at Tofino Botanical Gardens and welcomes all readers, thinkers, locals and visitors. Garden admission or membership is not required to enjoy the café!
The café offers: Indoor and Patio seating, comfortable sofas and armchairs, an upright piano, a library, free WiFi, high chairs, and soft classical music. The patio has a lovely view of the Botanical Gardens and is often visited by our free range chickens who love attention from guests.
Hours until Jan 5, 2020:
Open Nightly from 5pm – 9pm for Tofino Winterlights!
The Gardens are open daily! Please pay admission in the Ecolodge.
Darwin’s Café is available throughout the year for meetings and musical events. The attached commercial kitchen can be used for catered events. For meetings or community events, please inquire by email to groups(at)tbgf.org, phone 250-725-1220 or directly within the café.
Darwin’s Cafe and the Gardens are available for ceremonies and receptions. Because weddings are an intimate affair and require attention to detail, we place you in the trusted hands of our coordinators, Rare Earth Weddings.
Sheila or Zoe will be pleased to answer questions related to larger wedding receptions, ceremonies and pricing, which will vary depending on your preferences. They can be reached at info(at)rareearthweddings.com or by phone at 250-522-0087.
The café happily serves a variety of drinks including espresso drinks, teas, juice, wine, cold drinks from Tofino Kombucha and Tofino Brewing Company, and house made baked goods, sandwiches, and soups.