Please note: For the safety of the animals, the Zoo does not provide straws or soft drink lids.
Open daily, the Island Café is located just inside Flamingo Plaza. The café serves hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, sandwiches, chili, pizza, ice cream, snacks and beverages. There is indoor and outdoor seating. An ATM machine is located inside the café.
Open daily, the Safari Café is located in the Rides Area. Here you take a break from all the exciting rides and enjoy hot dogs, ice cream, cotton candy, snacks and a cool beverages. On weekends and during the summer, sausage sandwiches and chicken are made on an outdoor grill and served with coleslaw and homemade potato chips. There is outdoor seating.
Savanna Watering Hole
Open seasonally, the Savanna Watering Hole is located in the African Village. Purchase freshly made soft tacos, hot dogs, sandwiches, ice cream, snacks and beverages, and relax and enjoy your treats in under the shade of a small pavillion.
Madagascar Trading Post
Open daily, Madagascar Trading Post is located in the Wayne and Gladys Valley Children's Zoo. Here you can buy hot dogs, sandwiches, ice cream, snacks and beverages, and enjoy them in the open space next to the play structure.
Open seasonally, Budongo Grind is located in the African Veldt next to the giraffe exhibit. Here you can buy ice cream, fresh-roasted coffee, cookies and beverages. Enjoy them as you decide to relax on a bench and watch giraffes and eland across the way.
Ice Cream Cart
The Ice Cream Cart is open daily during the summer months. Cash only at this location. Located near the African Veldt, across from the Giraffes, this cart offers a variety of ice cream. Chilled bottled water is also available.
Want to bring a picnic lunch? You can use any of the picnic tables or benches inside the Zoo or spread out a blanket in the Meadow. Picnic sites are also available for rent.
Planning Your Visit
Dining at the Zoo
Explore The Zoo
History & Future Planning
East Bay Zoological Society