The Summerhouse Café was inspired by the design of the original summerhouse that was located within the Bute family’s grounds.
The café provides park users with hot and cold refreshments, a beautiful seating area, and views of the herbaceous border. It is popular with families with children as it is the closest café to the woodland balance trail – great for the young or young at heart – and a U-turn audio sign where you can listen to the sounds of some of Bute Park’s favourite two-winged residents.
Open all year round, you can visit for ice cream or BBQ food in the summer, or get cosy under one of the cafés blankets with a nice cup of hot chocolate in the winter.
Due to drainage restrictions on site, please note there are no general public toilets at this location, however disabled toilets are available on site for RADAR key holders only.
Alternatively, general public toilet facilities are located at Pettigrew Tea Rooms and The Secret Garden Café. See our interactive map for details of their locations.
The original Summerhouse, believed to be designed by architect William Burges, was relocated to St Fagans National History Museum in 1988 and is shown below.