Front Street


A remarkable musical processional of spectacular pageantry puppets, channleing the "vibe," vitality, and diversity of life on the continent of Africa

Jungle Java

Conveniently located near the front plaza, Jungle Java specializes in hot and iced coffees to enhance your day. Jungle Java offers pastries, ice cream treats, and fresh popcorn to enjoy while exploring the Zoo.

Safari Kitchen

The Safari Kitchen is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a variety of gourmet burgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken strip baskets, and snack items. Try the Loaded Tater Tots topped with nacho cheese sauce, crumbled bacon bits, and diced green onions! Enjoy a specialty coffee drink and pastry at the adjacent Jungle Java.

Opens at 10 a.m.

Lagoon Terrace

Located just outside the San Diego Zoo Sandwich Company, enjoy a specialty hot dog, fresh-baked pizza by the slice, or a meatball sandwich at Lagoon Terrace. Offering a variety of beer selections, including draft beer.

Opens at 11 a.m.

San Diego Zoo Sandwich Co.

Start your Zoo visit with a delicious, hearty meal from the San Diego Zoo Sandwich Company. Located just inside the entrance, breakfast favorites and delicious coffee are served daily until 11 a.m. For lunch, the menu features favorites like the California Ranch BLT, with a Hawaiian bun, Applewood bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and jack cheese with avocado ranch sauce. For something on the lighter side, try a seasonal salad or bowl of soup. In the afternoon, cool off with some delicious soft serve ice cream in a waffle cone.


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