Cook/Douglass has several cafes along with a healthy venue helping students maintain a good diet. Not feeling a salad? We have a pizzeria too.

Cafes and Restaurants

The Cook Cafe is located in the Cook Student Center. It offers a variety of meals, bottled beverages, pastries and snacks.

See our retail policy for meal swipe specifics.

Weekdays: 7 am–10 pm
Weekends: CLOSED

Grill and deli sections close two hours before closing.

New this semester!

The Douglass Cafe is located in the Douglass Student Center. It offers a variety of meals, bottled beverages, pastries and snacks.

See our retail policy for meal swipe specifics.

Weekdays: 7:00 am–8 pm
Weekends: 10 am–4 pm

New this semester!

In the Douglass Student Center, enjoy great tasting coffee, sandwiches and baked goods that will keep you going throughout the day.

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 am–8 pm
Friday: 7:30 am–6 pm
Weekends: 10 am–4 pm

Located in the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health Building on 61 Dudley Road is Harvest IFNH. Harvest IFNH offers creative dishes that are focused on whole, minimally processed food, with “from scratch” culinary techniques that develop flavor without additives. The Harvest menu features house-made grain and legume salads as part of an abundant and varied salad and fruit bar, a noodle bowl station with a trio of broths and dozens of add-ins, a juice and smoothie bar and a brick-oven along with daily entrées and sides. Harvest provides breakfast and lunch services.

See our retail policy for meal swipe specifics.

Weekdays: 8 am – 3pm: swipe-ability prepared items menu
Closed on weekends.

New this semester!

Every day, the scarlet red mobile truck serves gourmet medieval themed meals fresh off the grill that are easy to grab and go. While serving unconventional meals, it also offers a fun experience for customers who can enjoy satellite television. The Knight Wagon accepts meal swipes, RU Express, cash or credit.

See our retail policy for meal swipe specifics.


Monday: College Avenue

Tuesday: Livingston

Wednesday: Busch

Thursday: Cook/Douglass

Friday: College Avenue

Days and locations are subject to change.

Located in the Douglass Student Center, enjoy hand-tossed pizza, a variety of hot and cold meals and bottled beverages.

See our retail policy for meal swipe specifics.

Weekdays: 10:30 am–10 pm
Weekends: noon–10 pm

New this semester!

Rutgers’ Starbucks Truck makes its way around each campus throughout the week. The famous Starbucks Truck, being that it is only one of six in the country, serves the entire menu from any other Starbucks location including the sandwiches and pastries. RU Express is accepted.

See our retail policy for meal swipe specifics.

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College Avenue-Intersection of Senior Street and College Avenue

Busch-Across from Allison Road Classrooms

Cook/Douglass-Across from the Biel Road bus stop


Locations are subject to change.


Neilson Dining Hall

Right across the street from the Katzenbach bus stop is Neilson Dining Hall. Neilson has two separate dining rooms to simultaneously accommodate students and catered events.

Dine In Hours

Weekdays: 9:30AM – 9:00PM

Breakfast: 9:30 – 11:00AM

Lunch: 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Dinner: 4:00 – 9:00PM

Weekends: 9:30AM – 8:00PM

Brunch: 9:30AM – 4:00PM

Dinner: 4:00 – 8:00PM


Student Takeout is open from Sunday–Friday. Students are to bring their Cupanion or another appropriately sized bottle in order to have a drink. Takeout portions are limited, but if you have a hearty appetite, you may swipe twice for an additional portion. The maximum number of meal swipes are two per customer.

Service hours are subject to change.

Takeout Hours

Breakfast (Mon–Fri)
7 – 11:00am
Dinner (Mon–Thurs)
5pm – midnight
Sunday: 5 – 10pm

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