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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.

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The Axe & Palm

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.  

Summer Session will close after service June 7th and will reopen in September 21st.

Old Union (02-580), 520 Lasuen Mall

EVGR Pub & Beer Garden

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 

Open during Summer Session

716 Serra Street

The Med Café

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. 

Open during Summer Session

Li Ka Shing Center For Learning and Knowledge, 291 Campus Dr

Forbes Family Café 

The Go-To Noodle Spot

Forbes Family Cafés' plant-forward menu showcase fresh, local foods and global flavors. The menu includes daily Pho and Laksa, freshly steamed dimsum, as well as grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, boba tea and more. 

Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Open during Summer Session

Located in Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, 475 Via Ortega

Olives at Bldg. 160

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. 

Summer Session: will close after service May 31st and will reopen in September 16th.

Wallenberg Hall, 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 160


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. 

Open during Summer Session

SLAC Science and User Support Building, 2575 Sand Hill Road

Law School Café

Legally Great!

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.

Summer Session will close after service June 7th and will reopen in September 21st.

Law School - Crown Quadrangle (02-050), 559 Nathan Abbott Way

Cardinal Café

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.

Open during Summer Session

505 Broadway, Redwood City

Ray’s Grill

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. – 10:00 p.m.

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.