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Stomach growling? Head over to Kitamba Café, or to one of our many food kiosks. If you have allergies or food intolerances, ask to see the ingredient list available at all food locations.

Kitamba Café

Open daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Kitamba Café has our largest menu selection. You’ll find all the classics, like hot dogs, hamburgers, vegan burgers, and house-roasted pulled pork. You’ll also find healthy alternatives, kids meals, and gluten-friendly options. Try our artisan soups and chili, made in-house with fresh, local ingredients! 

Kitamba Java

Open daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

At the far end of Kitamba Café, you’ll find Kitamba Java. Treat yourself to a specialty Starbucks coffee, latte or tea, sandwich, or soft serve ice cream. Now offering almond and soy as alternative milk options. Adult beverages menu now available!

Penguin Café

Open daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Attached to the main gift shop, the Penguin Café serves coffee, as well as hot and cold foods, year-round. Stop in for ice cream or our irresistible french fries.

Grazers Lawn


    Seasonal Dining 

    The following restaurants and outdoor concessions* are open seasonally.


    June 2, 2023 - June 27, 2023: Open Thursday-Sunday*

    June 28, 2023- September 4, 2023: Open 7 days a week*

    Hours: 11:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m. (food service ends at 4:30 p.m.)

    *Excludes private event dates: June 9, 10, 17 & 24. July 1, 8 & 15. August 5, 6, 12, 17, 19, & 26. September 2 & 3.

    Dairy Bar* 

    At the Dairy Bar, you’ll find soft serve ice cream, slushies, and our famous Screamer — a delicious mix of both!

    Open 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Camel Canteen* 

    At the Camel Canteen, you'll find some new menu options this year! Try our crunchy chicken burger, vegan burger, or our new chicken wraps! Feeling snacky? Grab a fresh bag of popcorn. Adult beverage menu now available.

    Open Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

    Safari Snacks* 

    This is the place for popcorn, cold pop and hot dogs! You’ll also find healthy options here, like fruit and veggie cups. Try our new cheese quesadilla or pulled pork quesadilla. Both served with a side of salsa! Adult beverage menu now available.

    Open 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

    Dinny's Diner*

    Open Saturday & Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

    Tigers Den

    Open Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

    Watering Hole*

    Open Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

    Additional Information:

    • The operating hours listed above are for regular day time operations. Some concessions may be open after hours during special experiences, including ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company. Please visit the event page for details.
    • *All outdoor concessions are subject to visitor attendance and weather. Hours may change without notice. 
    • Debit or credit are the preferred methods of payment at this time, however cash is accepted.

    2023 Sunday Safari Brunch

    Swing by the zoo for a wild brunch buffet every Sunday from January 15, 2023 to November 12, 2023! Prepared by our incredible catering team and filled with all your breakfast favourites, there's a reason Sunday Safari Brunch has been a staple of zoo dining. Learn more or get tickets here!