The Cedars House is a unique café situated on Forbidden Drive in beautiful Fairmount Park in Chestnut Hill, PA. Breakfast, lunch and homemade snacks served all day throughout the year. We are open from 8 am – 2 pm Wednesday through Friday, 8am – 3pm on weekends, weather permitting. Please check our facebook page for weather-related closings. Menu items include coffee and juices, power bars and protein smoothies, yogurt and granola, homemade soups and sandwiches, quiche, salty snacks and sweet treats. The Cedars House Cafe is available to rent! The upstairs hosts a wonderful wellness studio where guests can enjoy a massage or acupuncture experience that is personalized, affordable and indulges all the senses of the mind, body and spirit.
In 2010, the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust (now The Fairmount Park Conservancy) began leasing the premises to The Cedars House for adaptive reuse as a cafe, fitness hub, and event venue. The building had many uses during the twentieth century, including offices for Andorra Nurseries, housing for seasonal park staff, and storage. In the previous decade, the structure was neglected and had fallen into disrepair. The Cedars House has rehabilitated the property and now keeps it open to the public.
“No day in the year is without its own attraction at Andorra, and during the Spring and Summer months, every morning brings something of special beauty in flower or leaf”
William Warner Harper
Andorra Nurseries, 1903
Thanks so much for visiting and we’ll see you in the park!