Food & Drink


Where available, mobile ordering allows you to complete your transaction from your mobile phone, and your order will be brought directly to your table or to the designated pickup station.

Download the Denver Zoo app or see links below for more information on location offerings!


Cup & Cone

Hours: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Now offering coffee, beer and ice cream alongside classic Zoo snacks! Grab your favorite espresso drink and a bite for breakfast from our expanded café menu, including breakfast burritos, sandwiches and pastries. In the afternoon, grab a quick snack—including ice cream, loaded pretzels or a tasty beverage—to enjoy on the Samburu patio.

Redeem your online pre-purchased food
and beverage packages at this location.

Allergy-friendly options available


Samburu Grille

Hours: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Stop by Samburu Grille for all of your Denver Zoo favorites and seasonal fare. We are now offering the classics such as burgers, hot dogs and chicken tenders—as well as seasonal soups, salads and sandwiches.

Allergy-friendly options available

Brown Bear BBQ

Hours: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Brown Bear is your stop for BBQ! Sandwiches piled high, four-cheese mac ‘n cheese and all the traditional sides. After lunch, try our newest seasonal ice cream flavor, “God Save the Cream”!

Allergy-friendly options available


Dippin’ Dots: Primate Panorama

Hours: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Located adjacent to Lorikeet Adventure, Dippin’ Dots: Lorikeet Adventure offers snacks, bottled beverages and Dippin’ Dots.

Simply Pizza

Hours 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wood-fired pizza, bottled beverages and seasonal dessert offerings.


Kamala Café

Hours: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Check out Kamala Café, just past the elephants, for fresh Asian-inspired cuisine including spring rolls and orange chicken rice bowls - also the perfect place to pick up a soft serve ice cream or Dole Whip during your visit.

Allergy-friendly options available

Kamala Snacks & Sips

Hours: Friday-Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Located adjacent to McGrath Family Amphitheater, Kamala Snacks & Sips offers Bavarian pretzels, snacks and Dippin' Dots, draft beer and bottle beverages.


Dippin' Dots: Giraffe Meadows

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

Snacks, bottled beverages and Dippin' Dots innovative ice cream beads.

Café Costa

Hours 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Argentinian-inspired cuisine, pizza and ice cream.

Allergy- friendly options available



Stingray Cove

Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00

verlooking the Stingray Cove experience! Stop in for Bavarian pretzels, snacks & bottled beverages. Also serving funnel cakes and respados!



Returning Soon

Denver Zoo’s newest addition! Scratch is the stop for all things hot chicken. Whether it’s our Nashville hot chicken sandwich with mac ‘n cheese or our hot chicken fries loaded with queso, there’s something for everyone! Grab a beer or a popcorn & enjoy your lunch in Giraffe Meadows.



Puff Puff Mini Donuts

Hours 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Freshly baked mini donuts and donut holes. Beer, bottled beverages and classic Zoo snacks