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COVID-19 Response: UCSC Dining operational changes »

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Dining is adjusting operations as resources and precautions necessitate. We're working to reinstate service at additional locations. Our current operations prioritize service for residential students, especially students in residence halls since they do not have personal kitchens.


  • Dining Halls


  • Colleges Nine & Ten Dining Hall

  • Colleges Nine and Ten Dining Hall

    Nestled in the redwoods near the academic campus core, this is our largest dining hall. Credit cards, meal plans, and flexi dollars accepted. 
    ✆ (831) 502-8397



  • Cowell/Stevenson Dining Hall

  • Cowell/Stevenson Dining Hall

    Located on the hill above the East Field, this dining hall features a fantastic view of the Monterey Bay, with outdoor patio dining available to capture the crisp ocean breezes. Credit cards, meal plans, and flexi dollars accepted.  
    ✆ (831) 459-4609



  • Crown/Merrill Dining Hall

  • Crown/Merrill Dining Hall

    Serving the east side of campus, this dining hall boasts a 20-foot salad bar. This is also the home of our campus bakery team, supplying fresh-baked goods to all our locations. Credit cards, meal plans, and flexi dollars accepted.  
    ✆ (831) 459-4619



  • Porter/Kresge Dining Hall

  • Porter/Kresge Dining Hall

    Serving the west side of campus, this dining hall features a remodeled serving area made with natural, sustainable textures and surfaces. Come enjoy the patio, perched high on the hill overlooking the bay. Credit  cards, meal plans, and flexi dollars accepted.  
    ✆ (831) 459-4774



  • Rachel Carson/Oakes Dining Hall (Closed for Renovations)

  • Rachel Carson/Oakes Dining Hall

    Porter/Kresge Dining Hall will offer expanded service hours while this location is closed for renovations. Oakes Cafe will also serve 5-Day and 7-Day meal plan holders until the Rachel Carson/Oakes Dining Hall reopens.

    Oakes Cafe web page »

    More about the renovation project »

     


     

  • Campus Cafes & Other Dining Options


  • Global Village Cafe (Opening Sept. 23)

  • Global Village Cafe

    Located in the McHenry Library lobby. Fuel your study session with one of our many delicious menu items and our selection of 100% organic coffee and teas. Credit cards and flexi dollars accepted.  Save time and order ahead on the GET app!  

    ✆ (831) 459-4428

    Managed by UCSC Dining


    Map Hours


  • Oakes Cafe

  • Oakes Cafe

    Located at Oakes College, Oakes Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. While the Rachel Carson/Oakes Dining Hall is closed for renovations, this location will also offer meals for 5-Day and 7-Day meal plan holders, as a supplemental service for students who may not have the time to visit the nearest open dining hall. Credit cards, meal plans, and flexi dollars accepted.  Save time and order ahead on the GET app.
    ✆ (831) 459-2640

    Oakes Cafe web page »

    Managed by UCSC Dining


    Map Hours


  • Vivas (Opening Sept. 18)

  • Vivas Mexican Restaurant

    Located at Merrill College, Vivas serves fresh, natural & organic Mexican food. Cash, credit cards, and flexi dollars accepted.  
    ✆ (831) 459-3299 ✉ Send Vivas an email

    Not managed by UCSC Dining; contact this location directly with your questions, concerns or catering requests.


    Map Hours


  • Food Pantries & Basic Needs

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    A variety of services are available from the UCSC Basic Needs Team, offering free food to students in need.

    Basic Needs on-campus food resources web page »

    Not managed by UCSC Dining; contact this location directly with your questions and concerns.


  • Food Trucks

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    Food trucks on campus offer a variety of cuisine. Please note, we are not able to publish their campus locations or operational hours.

    Cruz N Gourmet: Check out their web site for more information.

    Not managed by UCSC Dining; contact the business directly with your questions and/or concerns.


  • Grubhub Food Delivery (Flexi$ Accepted)

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    Get Grubhub+ and Free Delivery when you complete the Campus dining section. Use the UCSC Grubhub link for easy set-up, or: 1) Download the Grubhub app, 2) Tap Account, then Campus dining, 3) Select "University of California, Santa Cruz," then Link your campus card to be able to pay with Flexi Dollars. Now you can order food from local businesses and get it delivered anywhere – on campus or at home.

    Not managed by UCSC Dining; contact this location directly with your questions


  • Temporarily Closed Locations

    Dining is adjusting operations as resources and precautions necessitate. We're working to reinstate service at the locations listed below. Our current operations prioritize service for residential students, especially students in residence halls since they do not have personal kitchens.


  • Banana Joe's

  • Banana Joe's

    Located near the Crown College fountain, this cafe offers student favorites like burritos, rice bowls, burgers, and our famous monster fries. Banana Joe's also coordinates the UCSC online grocery and offers many useful convenience items. Credit cards and flexi dollars accepted. 
    ✆ (831) 459-1445

    Managed by UCSC Dining



  • Bay Tree Express Store

  • Bay Tree Express Store

    Bay Tree Express Store, located in the Quarry Plaza, stocks a wide inventory of teas, coffees, sandwiches, drinks, snacks, breakfast foods, pastries, and a host of convenience items. Credit cards and flexi dollars accepted.  
    ✆ (831) 459-2268

    Not managed by UCSC Dining; contact this location directly with your questions and/or concerns.



  • Bowls by Café Brasil

  • Bowls by Café Brasil

    Located at Porter College, Bowls by Café Brasil offers a balance between Brazilian specialties and the Santa Cruz lifestyle, with a unique touch of family recipes and creativity.

    Not managed by UCSC Dining; contact this location directly with your questions and/or concerns.


  • Ivéta Cafe

  • Ivéta Cafe

    Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with options such as organic egg dishes, fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, and much more. Cash, credit cards, and flexi dollars accepted.
    ✆ (831) 459-3066

    Not managed by UCSC Dining; contact this location directly with your questions and/or concerns.



  • Perk Coffee Bar at Baskin Engineering

  • Perk Coffee Bar at Baskin Engineering

    Perk Coffee Bars offer 100% organic coffee and a wide selection of freshly baked muffins, Bagelry bagels, and pastries. Stop by for a latte or mocha, or meet friends for a quick lunch from the selection of salads, sandwiches, and more. This Perk Coffee Bar can be found in the lobby of Baskin Engineering. Credit cards and flexi dollars accepted.  
    ✆ (831) 459-2932

    Managed by UCSC Dining


  • Perk Coffee Bar at Earth & Marine Sciences

  • Perk Coffee Bar at Earth & Marine Sciences

    Perk Coffee Bars offer 100% organic coffee and a wide selection of freshly baked muffins, Bagelry bagels, and pastries. Stop by for a latte or mocha, or meet friends for a quick lunch from the selection of salads, sandwiches, and more. This Perk Coffee Bar can be found in the lobby of Earth & Marine Sciences. Credit cards and flexi dollars accepted.  
    ✆ (831) 459-1999

    Managed by UCSC Dining



  • Perk Coffee Bar at Physical Sciences Building

  • Perk Coffee Bar at Physical Sciences Building

    Perk Coffee Bars offer 100% organic coffee and a wide selection of freshly baked muffins, Bagelry bagels, and pastries. Stop by for a latte or mocha, or meet friends for a quick lunch from the selection of salads, sandwiches, and more. This Perk Coffee Bar can be found in the lobby of the Physical Sciences Building. Credit cards and flexi dollars accepted.  
    ✆ (831) 459-2679

    Managed by UCSC Dining



  • Stevenson Coffee House

  • Stevenson Coffee House

    Established in 1975 and located at Stevenson College. This long-standing favorite offers espresso drinks, salads, sandwiches, their famous fudgies, and more. Credit cards and flexi dollars accepted.
    ✆ (831) 459-2433

    Managed by UCSC Dining



  • Terra Fresca Coffee Bar

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    Located just upstairs above Colleges Nine & Ten Dining Hall, our coffee bar has grab-n-go meals, snacks, bottled beverages, smoothies, and organic espresso drinks made-to-order. Credit cards and flexi dollars accepted.
    ✆ (831) 459-2689
    Managed by UCSC Dining



  • Terra Fresca Restaurant

  • Terra Fresca Restaurant

    Enjoy an exquisite lunch at this full service restaurant, or visit the coffee bar for a quick bite. Located above the Colleges Nine & Ten Dining Hall. Credit cards and flexi dollars accepted.  
    ✆ (831) 459-2689

    Terra Fresca Restaurant and Coffee Bar web page »

    Managed by UCSC Dining



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