Cafe Jardin


Chef Pascal is retiring after 20 years of operating Cafe Jardin.  The last day of service (cafe and creperie) will be May 22, 2021.  There will be no food service  for a short time.  Chef Jessica Roy will be launching Cultivar in the Gardens around the end of June.  Any special luncheons or events scheduled between May 22 – June 30 will be handled by Chef Jessica.  

The “coastal garden”  cuisine at Café Jardin  marries vibrantly fresh California produce with  a French pedigree. The restaurant is located in full view of the central flower gardens. Dining takes place outdoors for the most part, moving indoors in case of inclement weather – a rarity in Orange County.


Wednesday – Saturday                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Brunch – Sunday Only
11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Reservations Required949-673-0033 

There is a $5 Gardens admission charge at entry which supports the upkeep of the Gardens.

~ Menu ~


Soup du Jour – $ 10
French Onion Soup – $12
Salad Lyonnaise~Greens, Smoked Bacon, Croutons, Poached Egg – $16
 Steamed Beet Salad~Herb Goat Cheese (gluten-free) – $14
Charcuterie Plate of Homemade Patè & Cured Sausage with Condiments (gluten-free) – $18
Chilled Salmon Crepe “Roll”~Dill Cream – $16
Chilled Poached Oysters & Seared Ahi~Crème Fraiche (gluten-free) – $20
Minute Cooked Shrimp Scampi Povencal~Tomato, Anis Liquor, Basil Crème (gluten-free) – $18

Main Courses

“Grec” Salad~Grilled Lamb, Olive, Cucumber, Peppers & Drizzled Tzatziki Sauce (gluten-free) – $18
Pan Fried Fresh Trout Filet Alamandine~Mashed Potato – $21
Grilled Salmon~Orange Basil Sauce ~Wilted Greens (gluten-free) – $23
Grilled Octopus~Spanish Saffron Rice, Romesco Sauce (gluten-free) – $25
Free Range Chicken Breast Provencal~Olive Galic Confit Sauce (gluten-free) – $22

Fresh Baked Quiche Lorraine~Mixed Greens – $18
Classic Coq au Vin ~ Sauteed Mushrooms ~ Smoked Bacon – $26


Fresh Baked Half Baguette with Butter Chips – $2.95
Pascal’s Potato Gratin (gluten-free) – $8
Provencal Ratatouille (v) – $8