Cardinal Café


Visit the Cardinal Café in the heart of Stanford University’s Redwood City campus and enjoy the delicious farm to table breakfast and lunch options, exceptional service, bold global flavors, locally-sourced products and artisanal goods from local purveyors.

We invite you to meet over coffee, grab a meal on the go, or spend time building community in our beautifully-designed dining space.


Mon - Fri 7am - 2pm


Mon-Fri 7am - 2pm


Mon-Fri 7:30am - 2pm

Breakfast 7:30am-10:00am
Lunch 11:00am - 2:00pm


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, along with a tempting selection of local bakery items.


Cardinal To Go
Our Cardinal To Go market offers fresh sushi and poke bowls, gourmet sandwiches and salads, grab and go snacks, a variety of beverages and desserts including delicious Italian gelato.


Breakfast & Lunch
Start the day with a hearty breakfast of French toast, breakfast burritos, Eggs Benedict and more. At lunch, enjoy daily grill specials, pizza and artisan flatbreads, authentic global bowls, an extensive salad and hot food bar with carving station, and more. View weekly menu.

Convenient Ordering and Payment Options
We offer convenient self-order kiosks in four locations - at the entrance to the café, the Pizza/Burger Station, Cardinal To Go market, and the Cardinal Brew bar. Cashier and self-checkout options are also available.

Stanford employees, go cashless and save with Cardinal Dollars! Add funds to your employee ID card, which provides the security and convenience of a debit card, and enjoy an automatic 10% bonus.

Catering at Stanford Redwood City
Stanford Catering offers Stanford employees, departments and affiliates a range of catering options available at the Redwood City campus — from full service to express drop off delivery. For all catering information, please visit Stanford Catering and Conferences.




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.

Stay Connected
Check back soon! We’re working on our event calendar of activities in the café, and a newsletter to keep you informed. Stanford employees, sign up for a tour to learn about your new café and conference center at Cardinal Hall.

Contact Us
If you have any questions, please contact the general manager, Rosa Barbosa, at or (650) 736-6101. Your feedback and suggestions are important to us.



505 Broadway      |      Stanford at Redwood City       |      Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 736-6101       |