Forbes Family Café

Seeds, fruit and vegetables surrounding the Forbes Family Cafe Logo

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, for health-conscious living and achieving a low-carbon footprint. Fill a bowl from our fresh salad bar and savory hot buffet with real foods rich in vegetables, fruits and grains, sustainable seafood and responsibly-raised meat. To learn more about our specials, please see our monthly specials here.

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.
diestel turkey owners and family teaching stanford students about farming and sustainability efforts

Forbes Family Cafe's Community Table

Take a seat at the Table! Join our community of food-loving flexitarians for interactive forums and discussions with food professionals, Forbes’ local suppliers committed to sustainable farming, and those interested in sharing information about sustainable food lifestyles. Learn from our valued vendors such as Diestel Turkey, Strauss Family Creamery and Petaluma Poultry.

A salad with tomatoes on top of sprouts and seeds. Menu: Bowl Bar: Indian Chicken Tikka Masala Vegan Dal, Tofu Ragout with Cilantro Stir Fried Green Beans, Red Onions, Almonds Saffron Rice. Pure Bar: County Line Harvest Wild Arugula, County Line Harvest Spring Mix, Earthbound Organics Baby Kale Mix, County Line harvest Baby Gem Lettuce. Carvery Special: Roasted Herb-Citrus Creative King Salmon. Pure Bar Soups: House-Made Soup
Forbes Family Cafe Salad with fresh bread.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
*Please check back for updated hours for holidays & academic breaks

475 Via Ortega Dr, Stanford, CA 94305


Contact the general manager at (650) 724-7969

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