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The Cardinals Nest
Current Status: Closed
Located on the second floor of the Campus Center, the Cardinals Nest is at the heart of our campus. Our culinary team takes a restaurant approach in the café, providing a unique and distinct dining experience. Each day the smell of slow-roasting meats and simmering sauces permeate the Campus Center. All of our salsas, sauces, stocks, soups and salad dressings are hand crafted from scratch, using only the freshest regional and seasonal ingredients.
Our all-natural hamburgers are made from fresh ground chuck, never frozen, and we follow the Seafood Watch Guidelines as recommended by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Our deli meats are roasted and carved in-house and our potatoes come from the earth, not a box.
Our commitment to our customers is that every meal will be the best it can be, of the freshest and highest quality and produced in the most sustainable manner. Every meal, every day.
Brunch & Lunch $7.70
- BreakfastMon-Fri, 7:15 am - 10:00 am
- BrunchSat-Sun, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
- LunchMon-Fri, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
- DinnerFri-Sun, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Café ClosedMay 30 - Aug 19
- The Nest will be closing for the summer April 29th.
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Bon Appétit Joins Forces with Hampton Creek
Hampton Creek’s groundbreaking products are all-natural and delicious! Instead of eggs, they use more sustainable ingredients (like yellow peas in Just Mayo and sorghum flour in Just Cookies) to create scrumptious foods with great texture and flavor – that are also better for the earth.
By moving to Hampton Creek products, each year we collectively:
- Avoid eating 12 million g of saturated fat and 806 million mg of sodium
- Save 4 million square feet of land and 245 million quarts of water
- Prevent almost 500,000 lbs. of carbon emissions
Eat Right — For You
Do you care about whether your food was grown locally or raised humanely? Or are you more interested in protein vs. carbs?
Whatever your priorities, we can help you chew the right thing. At Bon Appétit, we’re working toward “food service for a sustainable future.” How we define that is a mouthful, but the bottom line is that we strive to cook delicious food that’s good for you, the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth — because they’re all connected. And we’re proud to be the first food service company to tackle many important issues in these areas.
We’re here to support you by giving the information you need to choose wisely. Visit our Wellness page for a feast of information about the roles our from-scratch cooking, nutritional approach, local sourcing, and other sustainability programs can play on your menu.
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Pulses, such as lentils, are some of the most earth-friendly protein options. This salad deliciously combines them with Dijon and carrots for a comforting and flavorful lunch or dinner.» Read More
Use at your convenience during the semester, no daily limits and no weekly expiration. Dining Dollars may be used in any of the cafés. Meals and dining dollars do not carry over from Fall to Spring semester.
Flexible combination of 210 meals and $150 in Dining Dollars.
Flexible combination of 150 meals and $225 in Dining Dollars.
Flexible combination of 120 meals and $260 in Dining Dollars.
Call 614-823-1250 and sign-up today.
Tell Us What You Think
Do you have a specific question, suggestion, or feedback about your meal at a Bon Appétit café? Feel free to browse the previously asked questions below or contact our Bon Appétit managers using this form.
- I have been trying to eat a healthier diet. Will I be able to find a healthy food choice in the Bon Appétit café?
- Can you tell me how many calories are in the foods in the Bon Appétit café?
- How will you handle my concerns about a food allergy?