Forbes Family Café


Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  /    Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
475 Via Ortega Dr, Stanford, CA 94305

Forbes Family Cafe : Engineered by Earth

Eat healthy, tread lightly. Forbes Family Café offers a flexitarian* fare of earth friendly and pure foods, curated to be deliciously wholesome. Enjoy our fresh salad bar and savory hot buffet -- real foods rich in vegetables, fruits and grains, sustainable seafood and responsibly-raised meat. Please visit our Facebook page for weekly menu updates. 

Contact us!

Contact Jose Flores, general manager at or (650) 724-7969.

To learn more about our catering services, please see our catering menu.  

Click here to access our online catering request form


Cashier handing over food to a customer, composed salad, a basket of fresh carrots and a chicken salad with tomatoes
Flexitarian: 1. A person who eats a predominantly vegetarian diet, but who eats meat or fish occasionally. 2. A big fan of Forbes Family Café.
O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm Partnership

O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm Partnership

A partnership between the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm and Forbes Family Café brings you fresh produce that is grown right here on campus.  This working farm produces a bounty of edibles, with six acres of field crops, rotating pastures and perennial borders planted with fruit trees, native plants and herbs. Drop by Forbes Family Café and enjoy the bountiful harvest of a truly local farm on the Farm.