Café

Gordon Commons

SPECIAL HOURS

  • Late Night  Jul 8 - Aug 25, Closed
  • Late night will start on August 26!

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Currently Closed
  • Brunch Served from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Light Lunch 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Weekly Schedule

  • Breakfast     Mon-Fri, 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Brunch     Sat, 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Brunch     Sun, 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Lunch     Mon-Fri, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Dinner     Mon-Sun, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Late Night     Mon-Wed/Sun, 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Late Night     Thu-Sat, 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Light Lunch      Mon-Sun, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Brunch

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Hudson Valley Harvest

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Kosher

Oasis

Brick Oven

pepperoni, salami, peperoncini, oregano

The Grill

Happy Valley Meat Company (Fishtrust LLC)
murray's chicken

Coffee & Sweets

Nilda's Desserts

Light Lunch

Brick Oven

pepperoni, salami, peperoncini, oregano

The Grill

Happy Valley Meat Company (Fishtrust LLC)
murray's chicken

Coffee & Sweets

Nilda's Desserts

Dinner

Stocks

Hudson Valley Harvest

Root

Home

Murray's Chicken

Kosher

Oasis

Brick Oven

pepperoni, salami, peperoncini, oregano

The Grill

Happy Valley Meat Company (Fishtrust LLC)
murray's chicken

Coffee & Sweets

Nilda's Desserts

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SERVING STUDENTS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES AND CELIAC DISEASE

The dining services team is well-trained in food allergy awareness and offer a number of options for students with food allergies and celiac disease. This includes communication about and modification to existing menu items, special preparation of menu items, and access to special products as agreed upon with students.

Daily menus for each café can be accessed at vassar.cafebonappetit.com. Menu items that are appropriate options for most students with celiac disease are labeled as “made without gluten-containing ingredients” and can be filtered to streamline searching using the dietary preferences filter. Top-9 allergens are included in menu names and/or descriptions whenever possible. For more on eating with a food allergy in our café, visit this page and view the guide on Food Allergies and Celiac Disease at Vassar College. Further questions about ingredients can be answered by our trained managers/chefs on-site.

DINING WITHOUT THE TOP-9

We understand that our guests with special dietary needs, albeit food allergies, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, or any other medically necessary diet simply want a safe place to make food choices, quickly. To allow guests to have readily available options that meet their needs, we offer OASIS — a destination in Gordon Commons where all meals are prepared without the use of top-9 allergens plus gluten and sesame* through the sole use of whole foods.

*Sesame is now the 9th major allergen. However, manufacturers have until 1/2023 to update package labels. Our platform will exclude added sesame in the form of seeds, tahini (sesame paste), and sesame oil, but sources of sesame may not be detectable on package labels. Please speak with a manager if you have a sesame allergy.

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For questions about these services or to request food allergy accommodations, students should contact:

Steve Scardina | Resident District Manager
Stephen.Scardina@cafebonappetit.com

Daniele Rossner, MS, RDN | Regional Nutrition and Wellness Manager
daniele.rossner@cafebonappetit.com
(860) 538-3708

Eat Right — For You

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Wellness

When it comes to wellness, Bon Appétit’s focus is on simple, delicious food — that happens to be good for you. To support long-term health, we are bringing more plants to menus every day in a craveable way, while emphasizing healthy cooking techniques. When healthy food tastes good, nourishing your body and mind becomes the easy choice.

Our wellness commitments
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Food Allergies

We serve thousands of guests with food allergies and sensitivities safely in our cafés every day. Our chefs, managers, and dietitians work closely with our food-allergic guests to create reasonable solutions to help them eat what they love. If you have questions about eating for your dietary needs in our cafés, reach out to us: we’ll gladly meet with you.

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Sustainability

Wellness also includes the health of the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth. They’re all connected. Bon Appétit has been committed to “food service for a sustainable future” for decades, and we’ve led the food service industry in tackling many important issues, such as cage-free eggs, antibiotics in animal production, and farmworker rights.

Our sustainability commitments

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Common Questions

  • I’ve been trying to eat a healthier diet. Will I be able to find a healthy food choice in my café?
  • Can you tell me how many calories are in the foods in my café?
  • How will you handle my concerns about a food allergy?
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Meet the team

Catering

Whether you’re ordering lunch for a meeting, planning a reception for 200, or stressing out about a five-course dinner for a visiting VIP, we offer the complete range of services to ensure your event is a stellar success. Our chefs are culinary all-stars, and they love making custom menus, as well as classic comforts, that are not just healthy and delicious, they’re locally and humanely sourced. Our experienced staff can execute your vision with unparalleled service and taste.

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