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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 5:00 p.m.*
*Hot food service closes at 4:00 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

Currently closed.


    Seasonal Dining 

    The following restaurants and outdoor concessions* are open seasonally.

    Grazers 

    Calgary's wildest dining experience is open for summer!
    Grazers - our full-service, seasonal restaurant - provides family-friendly a la carte dining. We source our ingredients locally to help reduce our environmental footprint. Grazers is licensed, offering wines and zoo-inspired cocktails. 

    Grazers Menu

    Please note:

    • Starting on June 3, 2022, Grazers will be open on weekends only (Friday-Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Service ends at 4:30 p.m.)
    • As of June 29, 2022, Grazers will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Service ends at 4:30 p.m.) through to September 5, 2022.
    • Grazers will be closed for the season as of September 6, 2022.
    • Grazers Early Closures

      June

      • June 12th - closes at 2 p.m. for a private event. (Service ends at 1:30 p.m.)
      • June 24th - closed for a private event.
      • June 25th - closes at 2 p.m. for a private event. (Service ends at 1:30 p.m.)


      July

      • July 1st - closes at 2 p.m. for a private event. (Service ends at 1:30 p.m.)
      • July 16th - closes at 2 p.m. for a private event. (Service ends at 1:30 p.m.)
      • July 23rd - closes at 2 p.m. for a private event. (Service ends at 1:30 p.m.)
      • July 30th - closes at 2 p.m. for a private event. (Service ends at 1:30 p.m.)


      August

      • August 6th - closes at 2 p.m. for a private event. (Service ends at 1:30 p.m.)
      • August 11th - closes at 2 p.m. for a private event. (Service ends at 1:30 p.m.)
      • August 13th - closes at 2 p.m. for a private event. (Service ends at 1:30 p.m.)
      • August 14th - closes at 2 p.m. for a private event. (Service ends at 1:30 p.m.)
      • August 20th - closes at 2 p.m. for a private event. (Service ends at 1:30 p.m.)
      • August 21st - closes at 2 p.m. for a private event. (Service ends at 1:30 p.m.)
      • August 27th - closes at 2 p.m. for a private event. (Service ends at 1:30 p.m.)


      September

      • September 3rd - closes at 2 p.m. for a private event. (Service ends at 1:30 p.m.)


      Thank you for your understanding.


    Dairy Bar* 

    At the Dairy Bar, you’ll find soft serve ice cream, slushies, and our famous Screamer — a delicious mix of both!
    Open daily 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 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 weekends only from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 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 weekends only from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


    Dinny's Diner*

    Open weekends only from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    Tigers Den

    Opening on June 18, 2022! Weekends only from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    Watering Hole*

    Open weekends only from 11:00 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.

    2022 Safari Sunday Brunch

    Swing by the zoo for a wild brunch buffet every Sunday from January 16, 2022 to November 13, 2022! 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!