Oberlin’s main dining hall has buffet-style, classic comfort food with options for vegetarian, vegan, and low-fat diets. Locally grown produce is served when available, with at least one fresh vegetable daily. An exhibition bar allows you to select the ingredients used for pasta dishes, stir-fries, fajitas, pierogies, and wraps. A year-round cut fruit bar, deli items, grill, pizzas, sundae bar, and desserts round out the food selection.
This large dining area is located in a first-year residence hall on the south campus. Daily features include the Ring of Fire Asian-style food bar, vegetarian comfort foods, a grill with sandwiches made of ground chuck and antibiotic-free chicken, deli and soup items, creative pizzas, an extensive salad bar, and fresh baked goods.
Located in Afrikan Heritage House, this cozy venue offers a buffet-style, all-you-can-eat salad bar that showcases locally grown produce when available. It offers great options for vegetarians and vegans, and those on low-fat diets. The dinner menu features traditional southern comfort cuisine developed with input from students.
Not your typical college deli, the DeCafé located in Wilder Hall features made-to-order salads, wraps and deli sandwiches, smoothies, and fair-trade coffee. Students can use their flex dollars to get a meal or pick up a snack. The market stocks a surprising variety of convenience and health food items.
Science Center Coffee Cart
The Science Center’s sunlit atrium is a popular study spot for students, fueled by fair-trade coffee and tea, hot chocolate, juices, soft drinks, pastries, sandwiches, and salads from this express eatery.
Students hunkering down for a long study session in the main library don’t have to go without refreshments, snacks, and good coffee. The café is open mornings and evenings in the main library’s Academic Commons area.
Beat the lunch rush!
Get the food you want without the lines!
Option 1: Less popular times
- Eat at Stevenson/Dascomb before 12 pm or after 12:45pm.
Option 2: Try the Science Center Cart.
- Breakfast: Pastries, fruit salads, Pura Vida fair-trade organic coffee, Mighty Leaf tea, juices/cold drinks
- Lunch: Sandwiches, salads, yogurt, and hot/cold drinks
Option 3: Call ahead to the DeCafé!
- Call ahead (x58552) and order your sandwich or salad and have it ready for pick-up 15 minutes later.