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. Starting Wednesday, May 4th, these changes will be implemented:

  • the caf will be open to all! We no longer require that guests hold a Residence Meal Plan.

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 summer! If you would like to enjoy a meal at the caf, see below for pricing!

Breakfast: $10.75 (+ tax)

Lunch: $13.31 (+ tax)

Dinner: $15.83 (+ tax)

The Gluten-Free Pantry has closed for the summer!

The Gluten-Free pantry is closed for the summer but will be open for those with authorized access starting in September! For any other student on a 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.

Summer 2022 Hours of Operation

We are open Monday – Sunday from 6:30am – 7:00pm with closures between meal periods!

Breakfast: 6:30am – 9:00am

Lunch: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Dinner: 4:30pm – 7:00pm