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One of Pittsburgh’s best, featuring local, sustainable and seasonal flavors

Discover one of Pittsburgh’s best-kept foodie secrets as you indulge in some of the freshest local, sustainable and seasonal flavors around town prepared by chefs at Café Phipps — our award-winning 3-star Green Restaurant Certified® eatery focusing on food that’s good for the planet and for you. Plus, Conservatory admission is included in the price!

Our family-friendly brunch is served in Special Events Hall against the breathtaking backdrop of Tropical Forest India, with sittings available at 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. on the following dates:

March 23
March 30 (Sold Out)
April 6 (1:15 p.m. only)
April 13 (Sold Out)
April 20 (Easter Sunday) (Sold Out)
May 11 (Mother's Day) (Sold Out)

Regular brunch costs $30.95 for adults and $14.95 for children five – 12. Kids under four enter for free and members receive a 10-percent discount. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your sitting; all credit cards will be charged after 1 p.m. the Friday before your reservation date, and there are no refunds after this time. To reserve or learn more, please call 412/651-5281.

Menu*

Cinnamon Roll Challah French Toast Bake

Greek Yogurt Bar with House-Made Granola, Dried Fruits, Local Honey, Chopped Nuts and Fresh Berries

Hash Brown Casserole

Local Parma Sausage

Nueske’s Wild Cherrywood Smoked Uncured Bacon

Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Vegan Fiesta Tofu Scramble

Quiche of the Week

Quinoa Oatmeal with Currants, Sliced Almonds and Cinnamon Coconut Sugar

Omelet/Scrambled Egg Station

Carving Station

Shrimp Shooters

Market Fresh Salad

Pastrami Smoked Salmon Board with Bagels and other Accompaniments

Home-Style Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Weekly Gluten Free Selection

Weekly Entrée Selection

Assorted Freshly Baked Pastries, Tarts, Tiramisu, Puddings and More

* subject to change; expanded menu for Mother's Day to be announced

Photos © Adam Milliron



Other Featured Exhibits & Events

Winter Light Garden
and Flower Show
Nov. 28, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015;
Winter Light Garden open evenings 5 – 11 p.m.*
Take a walk in our Winter Wonderland as we bring to life one of the most beloved carols of all time. With glowing evergreens, festive poinsettias, illuminated glass and our stunning outdoor Winter Light Garden, Phipps will sparkle and shine like never before this holiday season.
*Weather permitting
Garden Railroad
Ongoing
A unique twist on the traditional Garden Railroad, this year's display takes you back in time to the California Gold Rush — complete with water features, interactive buttons for children to push, and miniature living plants.
Candlelight Evenings
Nov. 28, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015*
Extended Hours: Open until 11 p.m.
Winter Flower Show is even more enchanting at night – a time when glowing candles light your way and live music fills the air. 
*Note: Phipps will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 and reopen at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 26.
Santa Visits
Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 21, 2014
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bring the kids, or the entire family, to pose for a photo with Santa: It’s a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season and share a special memory with your holiday mailing list! Santa Visits are free with Phipps admission.
Members-Only:
BETA Art Tours
First and third Saturdays, December 2014
Next Tour Dec. 20, 2014
11 a.m. – noon
Discover the BETA Project, a new collection of art at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes designed to enhance and restore the bonds between people and the natural world. Tours are free for members; however, space is limited and reservations are required by the Thursday prior to each tour date. To reserve, please contact us at 412/622-6915, ext. 6505 or members@phipps.conservatory.org.
Family Fun Days
Dec. 26 – 30, 2014
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Featuring a variety of engaging educational activities, all free with the price of admission, these special days at the Conservatory are filled with adventure and fun.
New Year's Eve Family Celebration
Dec. 31, 2014
6 – 9 p.m.
At this family-friendly event, featuring a variety of activities for children, we will welcome 2015 with an early countdown at 8:45 p.m. so that everyone can join in the fun.
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show
Jan. 17 – March 1, 2015
Chase away the winter blues with the spectacular sight of orchid specimens arranged in beds and baskets, and see unique selections from our permanent collection of tropical bonsai.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting February 2015
6 p.m., with networking and refreshments at 5:30 p.m.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh is the pilot chapter for a Biophilia Network of creative minds meeting monthly to discuss strengthening the bond between people and the natural world through education, discussion and action. Meetings are free to attend; advance RSVP is required. Join the conversation!
Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party Feb. 13, 2015
7 – 11 p.m.
Ages 21+
Gather your friends and get ready to dine, drink and dance the night away at Phipps! Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.
Hothouse Happy Hours
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
6 – 8 p.m.
Join us on Feb. 19 as we partner with the Pittsburgh Urban Magnetic Project (PUMP) to kick off Hothouse Happy Hours, a series of events for young professionals, featuring specialty cocktails, beer and wine, inspired bites and dynamic special guests.
Tropical Forest India
Now Open
Explore our new exhibit showcasing one of the most botanically rich regions of the world. Highlights include an Ayurvedic healing garden, spice and tea market displays, a stunning temple facade on Special Events Hall, and more!
Romero the Corpse Flower
Turns Over a New Leaf
Ongoing
Last year, he wowed thousands with his inimitable odor, and this year, he’s back with an amazing new look. After 10 dormant months, Romero has produced an enormous leaf to collect energy for his next big bloom. Visit the Tropical Forest Conservatory to see his transformation firsthand.