The Finest in Hospitality – Café Locations
R&DE cafés offer convenient meal options across campus for every taste. From made-to-order meals to easy grab-n-go options, you will find diverse menus prepared by our talented culinary team using seasonal, locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. Vegan, vegetarian, allergen-friendly, kosher and halal options are available.
Stanford students pay no sales tax on meal purchases when presenting their valid student ID at time of service. For greater flexibility, some locations also accept Meal Plan Dollars. Learn more. Proceeds from R&DE SDHA cafés and markets help offset increases in room and board, and support student programs.
The Best Burgers on The Farm
Serving delicious burgers, hand-crafted shakes and smoothies, salads and comfort food, Starbucks coffee and more. Vegan and vegetarian options and many grab-and-go items. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Monday-Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
The Axe & Palm will be closed for Winter Break from Friday, December 15 until Sunday, January 7.
Old Union (02-580), 520 Lasuen Mall
Fresh and local fare. A place to gather in community.
Upscale pub fare: burgers, pizza, housemade specialty sandwiches, salads and desserts along with local craft brews on tap and California wines. Vegan and vegetarian options. Happy Hour Special on weekdays, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.: $1 off beer and wine. Alcohol is only for those 21 and older.
Thursday - Saturday | 5pm - 12am
EVGR Pub & Beer Garden will be closed for Winter Break from Friday, December 15 until Thursday, January 11.
716 Serra Street
Healthy, Fast and Flavorful
Serving Starbucks hand-crafted hot, cold and blended beverages, a daily hot lunch menu, fresh-baked pastries, grab-and-go salads, sandwiches and wraps and a variety of snacks. The Med Café is located in beautiful Li Ka Shing Center at the Stanford School of Medicine.
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
The Med Café will be closed for Winter Break from Friday, December 15 until Monday, January 8.
Li Ka Shing Center For Learning and Knowledge, 291 Campus Dr
For a Flexitarian Feast
Forbes Family Cafés' plant-forward menu showcase fresh, local foods and global flavors. The menu includes daily Pho and Laksa, hot entrée specials as well as fresh grab-and-go salads, sandwiches and more.
Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Forbes Family Café will be closed for Winter Break from Friday, December 15 until Monday, January 8.
Located in Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, 475 Via Ortega
Signature Hot Sandwiches at the Perfect Lunch Spot
Olives offers delicious hot sandwiches along with a daily salmon special, grab-and-go breakfast and lunch options, self-serve specialty coffee and more.
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Olives at Bldg. 150 will be closed for Winter Break from Friday, December 15 until Monday, January 8.
Wallenberg Hall, 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 160
Made-to-order breakfast and lunch
Visit the Alumni Café for hand-crafted Starbucks beverages, a delicious hot breakfast, signature sandwiches and healthy grain bowls and acai bowls. In a hurry? Select from a variety of fresh grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, wraps, meal kits, snacks and beverages. Indoor dining and beautiful outdoor seating available.
Closed until Winter Quarter 2024
Arrillaga Alumni Center (08-450), 326 Galvez St
In the state-of-the-art SLAC Complex
SLACafé's weekly lunch menu offers something for every taste, including grill and soup specials, grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, wraps, snacks and more. We proudly pour Peet's coffee. Enjoy lunch in our indoor or outdoor patio seating areas.
Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SLACafé will be closed for Winter Break from Friday, December 151 until Monday, January 8.
SLAC Science and User Support Building, 2575 Sand Hill Road
In the heart of Stanford Redwood City's Campus
Cardinal Café offers made-to-order burgers and grilled sandwiches, build-your-own salads and grain bowls, weekly lunch specials and more. Cardinal Brew serves hand-crafted coffees, loose-leaf teas and other specialties. At Cardinal To Go you'll find fresh pastries, grab-and-go breakfast and lunch, desserts, snacks and bottled beverages.
Cardinal Cafe: Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Grill Station Open Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cardinal To Go & Cardinal Brew: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cardinal Café, Cardinal To GO & Cardinal Brew will be closed for Winter Break from Friday, December 15 until Thursday, January 4.
505 Broadway, Redwood City
The Law School Café offers hot breakfast and lunch options, grab-and-go meals, coffee and tea, cold beverages, snacks and more.
Tues. - Thurs. 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Law School Café will be closed for Winter Break from Friday, December 15 until Tuesday, January 9.
Law School - Crown Quadrangle (02-050), 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Located near Escondido Village, Ray’s Grill is an open-late eatery featuring fare from burgers to teriyaki in a loungey space with a deck. Visit their website for their full menu or click here to order ahead.
Monday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Ray's Grill will be closed for Winter Break from Thursday, December 21 until Thursday, January 4.
Verve Coffee Roasters
Located on the SLAC Campus and adjacent to the Stanford Guest House, Verve Coffee Roasters serves delicious espresso drinks alongside seasonal breakfast and lunch offerings. Take it to go or enjoy your meal on their beautiful patio. Use Verve’s order ahead website to have your order ready when you arrive.
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Verve Coffee will be closed for Winter Break from Thursday, December 21 until Thursday, January 4.