Café Ventanas, North Campus

While anyone can eat at any Dining Services location around campus, typically students like to eat near their own apartment or ResHall. Located on north campus, Café Ventanas serves a large population of those in the Village Apartments and Eleanor Roosevelt College. Cafe Ventanas is a beautiful, high-ceilinged restaurant with a flood of natural light. It’s been voted best outdoor Dining location by your fellow students, as there are patio tables that overlook a beautiful green in the center of the ERC Residence Halls.

Café V (as the locals call it) operates on a week-by-week cycle menu that changes every quarter. What’s a cycle menu? A cycle menu is one that offers different foods daily, and repeats itself after a certain period of time. Each campus Dining location operates on a different cycle, and it’s not uncommon for them to change the period of time on which the cycle operates, as well as individual menu items, each quarter.  Usually, they operate on a 3-4 week cycle menu, with some items changing on a weekly or daily basis. Remember! You can always find daily menus,  ingredient lists, and nutritionals on our Dining website.  Make sure to check it out, especially if you have specialized dining needs.

Menu Highlights

  • Poke is available every Tuesday and Thursday.
  • A salad bar is available daily.
  • Baked chicken and steamed vegetables are available daily for lunch and dinner. These items are always soy and peanut free.
  • Gluten-free bread is available upon request to all students at the sandwich bar.
  • All menu items are peanut and peanut oil free.

What is there for vegetarians and vegans?

  • Vegan Chili is available daily.
  • Garden and vegan burgers are available daily at the grill station.
  • Vegetarian soyrizo breakfast burritos are available every Monday.
  • Meatless pizza is available daily.
  • Vegan and vegetarian pasta is available at the pasta bar daily. The marinara sauce is vegan.
  • All rice is vegan.
  • The tortillas are free of lard.

What if I have allergies?

  • Peanuts and peanut oils are not used in any menu item at this Dining location. All peanut butter is in individual containers.
  • Gluten free bread is available upon request at the sandwich bar.
  • Baked chicken and steamed vegetables are available daily for lunch and dinner. These items are always soy and peanut free.
  • Check out the HDH dining website   for a complete list of ingredients on all menu items.