Carleton’s Premier Residence Dining Facility

Located on the 3rd Floor of the Residence Commons Building, the caf is an all-you-care-to-eat facility. This year we will be featuring unique stations that will still offer a wide variety of food choice to our students.

Indoor Dining is Now Available!

Carleton Dining Services has taken the appropriate measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable dining experience for students in the caf.

  • the caf will be open to all! We no longer require that guests hold a Residence Meal Plan. If you don’t have a meal plan, feel free to purchase a walk-in meal!

Your health and safety continue to be our top priority and we are committed to ensuring that the caf offers a safe dining experience for everyone.

From June 25 onwards, the caf will no longer require masks to be worn. Even though masks will no longer be mandatory, we continue to strongly recommend masking when indoors, particularly if physical distancing cannot be maintained.

If you are looking for more information regarding the caf’s guidelines and policies, click here!


the caf is now open for walk-ins! We welcome all members of the Carleton University community to dine with us in the caf throughout the school year! If you would like to enjoy a meal at the caf, see below for pricing!

Breakfast: $8.50 (+ tax)

Lunch: $12.75 (+ tax)

Dinner: $12.75 (+ tax)

The Gluten-Free Pantry will be open for the school year!

The Gluten-Free pantry will be open for those with authorized access starting on September 5th! For any other student on a residence meal plan with questions or concerns about food and nutrition relating to food allergies and intolerances or those who require access to the Gluten-Free Pantry, please schedule an appointment with our Registered Dietitian using this link:

Dietary Restrictions or Severe Allergies?

We do not use any peanut or tree nuts in our recipes and we do not purchase products with peanuts or tree nuts in the ingredient list. However, please note that there is always a risk of cross contamination due to our open kitchens. Hence, we advise our guests with food allergies to communicate their food allergies to our chefs and registered dietitian prior to dining at the caf.

For more information on how we accommodate for students with severe allergies on campus, refer to Carleton Dining’s Allergen Guide.

Winter Semester 2023 Regular Hours of Operation

We are open Monday – Sunday from 7:30am – 10:00pm!