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Cardinal Café | Stanford R&DE

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Cardinal Café | Cardinal To Go | Cardinal Brew 


Cardinal Café serves delicious made-to-order burgers, grilled sandwiches, build-your-own salads and grain bowls, weekly specials and more. At Cardinal To Go, you'll find fresh pastries, grab-and-go breakfast and lunch, desserts, snacks and bottled beverages. Cardinal Brew offers hand-crafted illy specialty coffees and seasonal beverages, now available to order and pick up at Cardinal To Go 


Cardinal Café
Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Grill Station Open Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cardinal To Go and Cardinal Brew
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Serving the Stanford Redwood City community and Stanford affiliates 


Ready to order?

If you experience any difficulties with mobile app or online ordering, please visit the café location to place your order.

Weekly Specials

This month we're offering a variety of specials including Salmon Gochugaru, Moroccan Chicken and delicious sides. Celebrate Juneteenth with our lunch special on June 19 & 20: delectable BBQ Pork Ribs, Black Eyed Peas, and Dirty Rice. Cardinal To Go's Bake Sale will also take place on June 20. 

View our June calendar.


Special Juneteenth Meal Kit

From June 10 to June 14, pre-order a special Meal Kit to take home and share with family and friends! For two or four people, the meal kits will include Crawfish Étouffée with Rice, Collard Greens, Cornbread & Honey Butter, Smothered Green Beans, and a 3” Peach Crumble Pie. Meal Kit for two $35 | Meal Kit for four $60

Pre-order online or in person June 10-14 during business hours. Pick-up your order June 19-21. View flyer. 

Plan a Team Event at Redwood City

Cardinal Hall Conference Center and Cardinal Café Dining Pavilion offer flexible spaces for all group sizes and activities, and Stanford Square is a perfect location to host a summer BBQ or outdoor lunch. For more event ideas and information, contact Cardinal Café Catering & Conferences:

Cardinal Café

Cardinal Café's grill station offers lunch on Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., with flavorful burgers, grilled sandwiches and sides (including our signature chipotle maple fries). Tuesday - Thursday, the café features weekly specials, a build-your-own salad, grain bowl, and sandwich bar, and pizza by the slice. Enjoy tacos every Tuesday and pho and laksa on Wednesday/Thursday! Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Cardinal To Go

Our Cardinal To Go mini market offers espresso beverages, breakfast pastries and yogurt parfaits, fresh grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and wraps, energy bars, assorted snacks, bottled beverages and more. Don't miss our monthly Bake Sale featuring locally-made loaves and pastries. 

Cardinal Brew 

Let the perfect creation from our knowledgeable and passionate barista start your morning or perk up your afternoon. Enjoy the hand-crafted coffees, a variety of loose-leaf teas and other specialties. Cardinal Brew's espresso beverages are now available to order and pick up the Cardinal To Go counter. 

Convenient Ordering and Payment Options

We offer convenient self-order kiosks in our location - within the café and Cardinal To Go market. Cashier and self-checkout options are also available.

We accept Apple Pay, Google Pay and all major credits cards.

Proceeds from R&DE SDHA cafés and markets help offset increases in room and board, and support student programs.


Sustainability Commitment

Sustainability is a core value and a way of life in R&DE. On the main campus, we’ve launched award-winning programs to lower utility use and chemical-free green cleaning. At the Cardinal Café, our sustainability program includes:

  • Simple, delicious foods made with quality ingredients, locally and sustainably sourced when possible
  • Reusable dishware in the café, and compostable plates and cutlery for carry-out
  • Three-stream waste disposal (recycling, compost, landfill) and a commitment to the university’s Zero Waste by 2030 goal
  • Educational programming to help the Stanford community live more sustainably

To read more about R&DE’s commitment, visit our sustainability page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact us at or (650) 736-6101.

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Stanford at Redwood City - 505 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063