1919 cafe


NOTICE: In response to COVID-19, The Huntington, including all botanical gardens, is temporarily closed through April 19, 2020. More info > 

Tea in the Rose Garden Tea Room, a leisurely meal in 1919 café, Freshwater Pavilion Noodle House, or the Patio Grill, or just a quick snack at Red Car coffee shop - our five distinct locations offer seasonal, locally grown, made-from-scratch food and beverages.

Rose Garden Tea Room (CLOSED)

rose garden tea room

Set within the historic Rose Garden, the Tea Room offers an elegant and memorable experience inspired by the tradition of English tea service with a distinctive California twist.

*Admission to The Huntington is a separate and required cost for all Tea Room guests (except Members).


Wednesday–Monday | 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday | 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


1919 café  (CLOSED)

1919 (café)

Serving brick-oven pizzas, salads, soups, sandwiches, and daily specials as well as Border Grill taqueria’s signature modern Mexican cuisine. The Bar offers small plates to be paired with beer, wine, or craft cocktails.

Admission not required for 1919.


Wednesday–Monday | 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


Red Car coffee shop (CLOSED)

1919 (café)

The newly renovated Red Car coffee shop is inspired by the Pacific Electric Railway, showcasing travel posters from The Huntington’s Collections. The coffee shop offers espresso, tea, pastries, ice cream, snacks, and grab-and-go fare. Pick up a warm croissant breakfast sandwich, muffin, or scone to go if you’re in a hurry or take your time and enjoy a sandwich or salad for lunch seated at the banquette, booth, or bar area.

Admission not required for Red Car.

Wednesday–Monday | 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


Freshwater Dumpling and Noodle House (CLOSED)

freshwater dumpling and noodle house

Innovative chefs Kajsa Alger and Susan Feniger present their take on Hunan cumin-beef noodles, Tibetan momo dumplings, pork & shrimp wontons, chicken congee and more.

Admission required for Freshwater Dumpling and Noodle House.


Wednesday–Monday | 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday | 11 a.m.–4 p.m.


Patio Grill (CLOSED)

patio grill

Created by Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, the casual, outdoor Patio Grill offers Latin American-inspired cuisine—Cuban cheeseburgers, honey-lime grilled yam, seasonal agua frescas, and more.

Admission required for Patio Grill.


Saturday–Sunday only | 11 a.m.–4 p.m.


Huntington Eats

Freshwater Special
Ask for the day's rotating special at Freshwater Dumpling and Noodle House

Fried chicken with rice on the side

Dietary Restrictions?

Gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan? Let your server know and they'll do their best to accomodate.

Just for Kids

Red Car coffee shop
Refuel with fresh orange juice, fruit, yogurt, and kid-friendly sandwiches

1919 café
Kid-approved pizzas, tacos, quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, plus grab-and-go options for those in a hurry

Rose Garden Tea Room
Children’s Tea Menu with peanut butter and jelly tea sandwiches, vegetable cup, petite desserts, scones and more