dining

The University of Chicago Medicine offers many dining options at our Hyde Park campus for patients and visitors, from freshly prepared, hot meals to grab-and-go snacks and drinks.

Food Options by Location

Learn more about the restaurants and other food services in the different buildings and locations on our Hyde Park campus.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a limited number of dining options are available to patients at the Hyde Park campus. See adjusted hours below.

We continue to reactivate a number of dining options at the medical center. See below for an update on hours. Please note: food is only available for carry out.

Kitchen at Billings: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sky Café: Open 24/7

Au Bon Pain (Mitchell): Open 24/7

Au Bon Pain (Comer): Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Qdoba: Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Central Café (Re-opens Monday, June 22): Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Starbucks (Re-opens Monday, June 22): Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

SKY Cafe

Serves freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner. Features a wide selection of comfort and healthy favorites, including made-to-order omelets, sandwiches, salads and burgers. Weekly hot meal specials are provided. Peet’s Coffee is also available, as well as made-to-order smoothies.

Located in the Sky Lobby (seventh floor)

Hours: Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

  • The full menu is available 5:30 a.m. to midnight
  • A limited menus is provided midnight to 5:30 a.m.

Qdoba Mexican Grill

The Mexican menu includes tacos, burritos, taco salad and more.

Located in the East Lobby (first floor)

Hours: Temporarily closed until further notice. 

Starbucks

In addition to coffee and tea, the coffee chain serves pre-made snacks and food.

Located in the East Lobby (first floor)

Hours: Temporarily closed until further notice.

Au Bon Pain

Serves salads, sandwiches, wraps and baked goods

Located in the Lobby (second floor)

Hours: Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

The Kitchen at Billings

Serves freshly prepared breakfasts and lunches. Features comfort and healthy favorites, including made-to-order sandwiches and salads, burgers, home-style entrees, pizza and Mr. Pak’s sushi.

Located in the basement, near the “D” elevators

Hours: Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Café Central

Serves freshly prepared breakfasts and lunches, including deep dish pizza, Chicago-style Italian beef, chicken wings, made-to-order sandwiches and salads and a rotating global station. A Food Works station features menu items from different local restaurants each week. Starbucks is also served.

Located on the second floor

Hours: Temporarily closed until further notice.

Au Bon Pain Kiosk

Salads, sandwiches, wraps and baked goods are available.

Located in the lobby

Hours: Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Starbucks

The bookstore, located at 58th Street and Ellis Avenue, has a small café and a Starbucks.

Patient Meals

Most patients receive restaurant-style room service. Patients and their visitors can order meals from a menu any time between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Vending Machines

Vending machines are located throughout the UChicago Medicine campus.