Taronga Western Plains Zoo offers a range of dining experiences. You can even take advantage of our picnic areas and free barbecues.

Savannah Visitor Plaza

The free access Savannah Visitor Plaza is the perfect place to plan your visit to the Zoo. The plaza features our Information & Ticketing Desk, Zoo Shop and Bakhita’s Café and Bakhita’s To Go. All services are streamlined so that you can book an encounter, grab a coffee or bite to eat, and purchase a souvenir before or after you see the Zoo. You can also view Spider Monkeys and Lemurs, for free!

Bakhita's Cafe

Overlooking the Savannah Lake, Bakhita’s Café offers modern Australian cuisine for breakfast and lunch. The café also serves a selection of beverages including soft drinks, coffee, wine and beer. It’s a great place to meet with friends for a coffee or lunch, a business meeting or to break up your visit to the Zoo. Check out the summer menu below. Open from 9am daily. To book contact 02 6881 1437.

Bakhita's To Go

If you’re after something quick before heading off into the Zoo, stop in at Bakhita’s To Go for a wide variety of takeaway items including burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pies, sausage rolls and hot and cold beverages.

Picnic Spots

If you're wanting to bring your own food, the Zoo has a number of free picnic and barbecue* areas dotted around the circuit, including the African Savannah and Bushland picnic grounds as well as one in the Savannah Visitor Plaza near the Safari Park children's playground.

*Please note that in the event of a total fire ban, barbecues in the Zoo ground are not permitted to be used. As Taronga Western Plains Zoo is a bushland setting, this is part of our commitment to keep staff, visitors and our animals safe.

High Tea at the Zoo

Enjoy a traditional High Tea, in our unique Zoo setting. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion, such as a birthday or bridal shower, or simply an afternoon of indulgence. Overlook the beautiful Savannah Lake and sample a range of delectable delights, whilst sipping on tea or wine.

Our range of delicious High Teas includes:

High Tea

Cost $19 per person, minimum two persons.


Includes four fluffy scones with preserves and whipped cream, an assortment of sandwiches, a selection of delectable sweets and slices and a pot of tea for two.

Silver High Tea

Cost $24 per person, minimum two persons.


Includes four fluffy scones with preserves and whipped cream, an assortment of sandwiches, a selection of delectable sweets and slices, a pot of tea for two, and a piccolo of sparkling Australian wine.

Platinum High Tea

Cost $34 per person, minimum two persons.


Includes four fluffy scones with preserves and whipped cream, an assortment of sandwiches, a selection of delectable sweets and slices, a pot of tea for two, and a piccolo of French Champagne.

Bookings are essential and required by 9:30am on the day of booking. Phone 6881 1437.