The African Cafe seats approximately 75 people. It is conveniently located at the entrance and exit to the zoo. Hot and cold food as well as drinks are served all year round. Baby chairs are available and it is also accessible for wheel chair users as well as push chairs. Deep fat friers are used for some food preparation and these foods are available at peak times (between 11.30am to 3.00pm daily).
The food service begins at 10.00am as the zoo opens (cooked breakfasts are available for instance up until 11.30am) and finishes at 3.00pm in the winter and 4.00pm in the summer. Take away food and drinks are available and an outside open air patio (which offers cool summer shade under grape vines and wisteria) is nearby that can seat another 30 people around circular picnic benches. An undercover area is situated in the playgoround for those wishing to picnic.
The menu is extensive and reasonably priced (have a look at the examples below) and all prepared from fresh at the point of order.
Menu options include;
Burgers and Baps from £3.05. Chip baskets with various toppings from £2.50. Sausage egg and chips £4.25. Ploughmans from £5.95, cooked breakfasts from £5.95. Jacket potatoes from £3.50, freshly prepared sandwiches from £2.50, Toasties and paninis (all with side salads) from £3.75. Soup with crusty roll £3.95. Bacon & Brie baguettes, Rice dishes and of course delicious cream teas with scones or toasted tea cakes