Serving up Spectacular Art & Food at Chrysalis Café

In Café by Kaite Cote

A fantastic experience is best shared with your closest few, and paired with a delicious meal where you and yours can decompress and reminisce on the exciting day. After you emerge from our garden paradise and make your way to the Café, a beautiful hand-painted picnic table invites you to rest and take it all in. 

Chrysalis Café at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is one of 50 patios in Waterloo Region selected to showcase the talented work of local artists through the Art Fresco Public Art Project with Explore Waterloo Region, which aims “to inject some vibrancy into a sector that was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

All patio-season long the beautiful and functional artwork of local artist, Anne Williamson, is being enjoyed by visitors across The Region, and beyond. The picnic table features a stunning display of intricate, hand-painted butterflies, and includes a QR code that visitors can scan to learn more. 

We invited Anne out to the Conservatory to see her art in action, while visiting she shared that Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory was actually her inspiration for the piece – we are so honoured to be the host venue featuring the beautiful display. 

Summer is winding down but there’s still time to get out, explore The Region, and check out the hard work of these talented local artists. We can’t wait to welcome you! 

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is open everyday this summer from 10am to 5pm with the last timed entry for 3:45pm. Chrysalis Café is open 10:30am to 4:00pm this Summer, starting September 8th the Café will be open from 11am to 4pm. Both, the Conservatory and the Café, will be closed on Mondays following Labour Day.