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. the caf will only be open to meal plan holders.
When entering the caf you will see that our stations are set up with plexiglass barriers, social distancing floor decals, and our team will be serving you at every station. Face masks must be worn in the location and can only be removed once you sit down to eat. Backpacks and reusable water bottles aren’t permitted in the caf. Each seating area will have plexiglass barriers. Please note, there will be a limited number of meal plan holders that can be in the caf at a time.
the caf also caters to a wide variety of dietary needs. If you have any questions about how the caf can cater to your dietary needs contact Jackie 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.
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.
If you aren’t comfortable dining-in the caf, our award-winning dining hall has also moved part of its operations to our late-night location Oasis located on the first floor in Residence Commons for gourmet-to-go meals. Check out Oasis for more information.
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!
the caf is open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm, but there will be distinct meal periods with limited food options available in between meal periods.
|Meal Period||Hours of Operation|
|Breakfast||7:30 am – 10:00 am|
|Lunch||11:00 am – 3:00 pm|
|Dinner||4:00 pm – 8:00 pm|