Dining in Santa Fe

Students in Santa Fe have three options for dining: the Peterson Dining Hall, the Coffee Shop, and The Cave. Together, these three venues provide a diverse array of meals, appetizers, and drinks as well as an array of hours to serve both early birds and night owls.

The Dining Hall

The Dining Hall, which was designed by the renowned Alexander Girard, is open seven days a week during breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours. This is where students dine most often and find the widest array of cuisine: from international, vegetarian and vegan fare, to made-to-order sandwiches, salads, juices, pastas, and stir-fries.  

Santa Fe’s dining provider was unanimously selected by student representatives for the quality and freshness of their food; their wide options for healthy, vegan, and vegetarian cuisine; their food sourcing practices, which include a strong commitment to sustainability and local growers; and their ethical company culture and management practices.

Summer Dining Hall Hours

Breakfast: 8–10 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5–7 p.m.
Continental Breakfast: 8–10 p.m.
Brunch: 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5–7 p.m. 

The Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop is located next to St. John’s renowned Bookstore, and students often bounce between the two. While the Bookstore offers books and supplies, the Coffee Shop offers comfy couches to tuck away in and read.

Open until late afternoon, the Coffee Shop offers much more than coffee. Breakfast fare includes pastries, English muffins with ham and eggs, and breakfast burritos. Lunch includes cheeseburgers and fries, grilled sandwiches, chicken fingers and burritos. A wide variety of drinks are also on offer.

Summer Coffee Shop Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

12–5 p.m.

The Cave

Students enjoy The Cave on the St. John’s Santa Fe campus.

The Cave is the late-night option for night owls – which most Johnnies are. Run by students, the Cave offers a variety of changing food and drink options, as well as a performance space where singers, bands, stand-up comics, poets, and more test their latest works out on a warm crowd of fellow Johnnies and friends.