University Center Bistro & Cafe

University Center Bistro offers upscale casual lunchtime dining with friendly servers and an incredible menu. Were located above the College Nine/John R. Lewis Dining Hall. Slug Points, Banana BucksFlexi Dollars, credit cards, and ERFs accepted.

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About University Center Bistro

  • We have an amazing menu!
  • We cook every item on our menu to order
  • As university employees, our friendly staff does not accept tips. Our servers are students who gain real-world work experience, strengthening their skills in communication, customer service, and teamwork.
  • We do not serve alcohol
  • Accepted payment methods:
    • Slug Points, Banana Bucks, and Flexi Dollars
    • Credit cards
    • Entertainment Reporting Forms (ERF)

Restaurant Reservations

  • Reservations encouraged for parties of 5 or less
  • Reservations required for parties of 6-10. To book a reservation for groups of 11 or more, please call ✆ (831) 459-2689 and allow us at least one day notice.
  • Table size is limited to a maximum of 10; larger parties will be split into separate tables
  • A separate room may be booked for larger parties for an additional fee
  • Need help, or have more questions? Please give us a call at ✆ (831) 459-2689.

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About University Center Cafe

University Center Cafe starts service on weekday mornings with coffee and espresso drinks, teas, baked goods, and smoothies, plus a selection of ready-made sandwiches, salads, and more.


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