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 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.