The Finest in Hospitality – Stanford’s Retail Cafés

So much to choose from, so little time. Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries provides innovative products and services for the evolving needs of our campus community – and our environment. Our retail cafés offer their own distinct ambiance, and a range of delicious, nutritious, regional and international cuisines for pleasurable dining on a busy schedule. Always mindful of our community’s needs, our award-winning chefs provide vegan and vegetarian options with every menu. Along with offering greater flexibility with student meal plans, proceeds from R&DE Stanford retail cafés help offset increases in room and board, and support student programs.  

Stanford Students: no sales tax*when you show your valid student ID. 
CA Sales Tax Regulation 1603 (k) provides a sales tax exemption for meals served to currently registered Stanford University students by Stanford owned and operated food outlets. In order to obtain this exemption, students must present their student ID at time of service.

*Alcoholic and carbonated beverages and food products sold or served in a venue where an admission fee is charged upon entrance are subject to sales tax regardless of student status. Third party vendors require that all patrons, including students, pay sales tax.


Forbes Family Café

For a Flexitarian Feast

Forbes Family Café supports a flexitarian diet with pure foods and global flavors. The menu focuses on vegan/vegetarian options. From salad bar to savory hot buffet, patrons needing flexible choices find them at Forbes Family Café.
Visit Forbes Family Café Webpage

Monday - Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday  8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Located in Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center
475 Via Ortega

Market cookies and bulk foods

The Market at Munger

The Farm's Neighborhood Market

The neighborhood spot for a wide variety of fresh seasonal produce, grocery and sundries. Meal options include grab & go salads, sushi and sandwiches. Expanded kitchen and bath basics. Choose from a variety of gluten free, Halal and Kosher items. 
Visit Market at Munger webpage

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Munger - Jacobson-Sorensen Hall (02-070E)
554 Salvatierra Walk


Axe and Palm bacon burger with fries

The Axe & Palm

A Campus Tradition Every Day

The Big Game and The Axe & Palm are a Stanford tradition. Serving delicious burgers, salads and comfort food. Vegan and vegetarian options. The Axe & Palm becomes an instant student favorite their first quarter.
Visit Axe & Palm webpage

Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Sunday  5:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Old Union (02-580)
520 Lasuen Mall

Alumni Cafe grain bowls

Alumni Café

Al Fresco Dining at Arrillaga Alumni Center

The Alumni Cafe offers hot made-to-order breakfast. Or stop by for lunch or dinner to enjoy an acai bowl or chef curated grain bowl, panini or signature sandwich. The Cafe serves sangria wine and draft beer for Happy Hour Monday - Friday from 5 -7 p.m.
Visit Alumni Café webpage

Monday - Friday  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Arrillaga Alumni Center (08-450)
326 Galvez St

Med cafe's salmon with greens

The Med Café

Health Conscious Cuisine at the School of Medicine

Hot healthy entrees, grab & go salads and artisan sandwiches. The Med Cafe is located in beautiful Li Ka Shing Center at the Stanford School of Medicine.
Visit Med Café webpage

Monday - Friday  7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Li Ka Shing Center For Learning and Knowledge
291 Campus Dr

Olives@Bldg. 160

Breakfast & Lunch with Global Flair

Olives offers signature hot sandwiches named after Stanford icons and locations including the Fear the Tree! Breakfast burritos, waffles, Bánh mì Vietnamese-style sandwiches, too.  Try our self-serve specialty coffee bar.
Visit the Olives Café webpage

Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wallenberg Hall
450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 160

law school cafe

Law School Café

Legally Great!

The Law School Café/student lounge is modern and airy, the perfect spot to enjoy a meal with friends. Hot lunch entrees rotate daily. Featuring hot breakfast items, a salad bar and an expanded Grab and Go section. Kombucha on tap, too. 

Monday - Friday  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Visit Law School Cafe webpage

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

Bacon Cheeseburger


Comfort Food with Flair

Located in the state-of-the-art SLAC complex, SLACafé offers pure comfort foods crafted with home-style flavor. Hot breakfast is served daily, and lunch offerings include burgers, hot buffet items, house-made soups and daily “Off the Grill” specials.

Visit SLACafe webpage

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Grab 'n' Go)
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SLAC Science and User Support Building
2575 Sand Hill Road

Bacon Cheeseburger

Cardinal Café

In the heart of Stanford Redwood City's Campus

Visit the Cardinal Café 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.  At Cardinal Brew, enjoy the hand-crafted coffees, a variety of loose-leaf teas and other specialties, along with a tempting selection of local bakery items.  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.

Visit Cardinal Cafe webpage

505 Broadway, Redwood City

Cardinal Café
Monday - Friday 
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cardinal To Go
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cardinal Brew
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



sushi platter from Kikka sushi in Tresidder Union

Union Square

Your Campus Hub

Tresidder Memorial Union’s lively meeting place offers menus rich in flavor diversity. From sushi and traditional favorites from Panda Express to fresh-made salads and grain bowls in our own Heirlooms, everyone can enjoy their favorites. Dine under the trees in our lovely courtyard.

Visit Tresidder Memorial Union webpage

Tresidder Memorial Union
459 Lagunita Dr

gelato in a cup


Stanford's Sweet Spot

Featuring authentic Italian Alberto Gelato churned daily. Choose from 16 delicious cream and non-dairy fruit flavors. Cup, cone or waffle, have it your way. Don't miss our delicious toppings. Froyo, seasonal treats and specialty beverages, too.  

Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Closed weekends

Visit Decadence webpage

Tresidder Memorial Union
459 Lagunita Dr

BBQ sandwich

Barbecue 101

Your Favorites Cooked Low and Slow

Featuring delicious meals of barbecue beef, chicken, pork or tofu with your choice of classic barbecue sauces and sides.

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

Visit Barbecue 101 webpage

Tresidder Memorial Union
459 Lagunita Dr

Heirlooms grain bowl


Fresh Creations Made-to-Order 

Salads made with farm fresh ingredients—locally sourced whenever possible—and choice of toppings and homemade dressings. Get your power veggies and plant-based proteins without sacrificing taste.

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

Visit Heirlooms webpage

Tresidder Memorial Union
459 Lagunita Dr

Tresidder Memorial Eateries

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

Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m.  - 7:00 p.m.
Heirlooms logo Monday - Friday  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Kikka Sushi Monday - Friday  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Starbucks logo

Monday - Friday  6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday  7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Subway logo

Monday - Friday   9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday  11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Panda Express

Monday - Friday  10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday  11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.