Carleton’s Premier Residence Dining Facility

the caf is currently closed for the summer. We look forward to resuming caf operations welcoming back students this fall. Summer meal plan offerings will served from Oasis, located on the first floor of the Residence Commons Building.

the caf caters to a wide variety of dietary needs. If you have any questions about how the caf can cater to your dietary needs contact Jacky our Registered Dietitian here.

the caf does not use any peanut or tree nuts in our recipes and we do not purchase food products with peanuts or tree nuts in the ingredient list. There is always a risk of outside cross contamination so we advise our guests with severe allergies let us know about their concerns.

If you’re a first-year student you will want to check out our Residence Meal Plan page.

Gluten-Free Pantry

This year the Gluten-Free Pantry is not open. For accommodations please contact Jacky your Registered Dietitian on how we can accommodate you this year.

SPE Certified

We are proud to announce that our dining hall the caf has earned the first 3 star SPE Certification at a Canadian university! SPE Certified stands for Sanitas per Escam, or “Health Through Food” in Latin. This unique third-party certification recognizes the commitment of Carleton Dining Services to nutrition, sustainability and to our customer’s well-being! SPE’s seal of approval reassures students, faculty and staff at Carleton that meals are created while considering sustainable sourcing of ingredients, healthy culinary techniques, and balanced menu options. Just like Fair Trade Certification is for coffee and LEED Certification is for buildings, SPE certification is for food. Learn more!

Raven's Choice Program

Craving a taste of home? Wishing a specific dish would be on the menu at the caf? Submit your recipe through our Raven’s Choice program, and your dish may be featured in the caf!


Regular Hours

the caf is open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm with distinct meal periods.

Meal Period Hours of Operation
Breakfast 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Lunch 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dinner 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm