Cardinal Café | Cardinal To Go | Cardinal Brew

Cardinal To Go and Cardinal Brew at Stanford Redwood City offer fresh grab-and-go breakfast and lunch, illy specialty coffees, snacks, bottled beverages and more.  We feature daily soups and a weekly hot lunch menu.

Cardinal Café's grill serves delicious made-to-order burgers, grilled sandwiches, weekly specials and more. 

For the safety of our customers and staff, we offer preordering online or with our app, as well as touch-free payment at our kiosks. 

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

Cardinal Café's Grill Station
Open: Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday, 11 a.m. - 2 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.




Produce Boxes: Fresh from local farms to your table

This month's Produce Box will be available on August 11. View the produce list and try a seasonal recipe for Roast Corn, Fennel & Heirloom Tomato Salad.

Preorders can be picked up at Cardinal To Go on August 11 (12 p.m - 3 p.m.) or August 12 (7 a.m. - 3 p.m.). 

Enjoy past recipes we've shared for Peach CrispGuacamolePotato Cauliflower Gratin and Italian Wedding Soup.

Cardinal Café

Cardinal Café's grill station offers lunch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. We serve flavorful burgers, grilled sandwiches and sides (including our signature chipotle maple fries), along with made-to-order specials. Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Cardinal To Go

Our Cardinal To Go market offers breakfast pastries and yogurt parfaits, fresh grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, wraps, meal kits (freshly prepared ready-to-heat meals), energy bars, assorted snacks, bottled beverages and more.
View our weekly menu.

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.

Download our App

Short on time? Order ahead and make the most of your break! Simply download our free Stanford R&DE FOOD ToGo app, place your order and select a convenient time for pickup.


Convenient Ordering and Payment Options

We offer convenient self-order kiosks in our location - at the entrance to the café, Cardinal To Go market, and the Cardinal Brew bar. Cashier and self-checkout options are also available.

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

Proceeds from R&DE retail locations 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