Two adults and two children eating at a square table outside the Monticello Cafe
  • Located in the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, the Monticello Café menu rotates throughout the year, featuring grab-and-go options and made-to-order sandwiches, salads, shareable plates, desserts, and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The Café features indoor and outdoor seating adjoining the courtyard.

After lunch, visit Jefferson Vineyards for a curated flight of award-winning local wines.

About the Café

  • Open to the public: no tickets required
  • Both indoor and outdoor seating
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Rotating menu features seasonal specials
  • Box lunches for groups available 

Hours of Operation

  • The Café is open 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and most Tuesdays in December - February.
  • Check Monticello's Hours of Operation for weather closures. 

For more information, contact: (434) 984-9800

Menus and Featured Items

Full Menu

Seasonal menus feature soups, salads, sandwiches, and more to keep you going throughout your visit. A children's menu featuring classics like macaroni and cheese, PB&J, and grilled cheese sandwiches is available year-round.

View the menu

Monticello's Own

Monticello's food and beverage line features drinks made with honey harvested from the property and snacks using Monticello-grown ingredients.

Boxed Lunches

Planning for a group tour or field trip? We've got you covered! Email cafe@monticello.org for our boxed lunched menu and to place your order, then enjoy lunch during your visit in our courtyard or picnic area.

Looking for a snack or beverage on the mountaintop? Check out the Farm Shop during your visit.