History — and science — have shown us that food brings people together. The dining table creates a space not only for sharing company and forging friendships, but time for debate, discussion, the exchange of ideas — and maybe even to solve a problem set or two.
Caltech has designed its dining experience to provide students with the opportunity to enjoy meals together. Whether in their residences or in one of the other cafes or the marketplace on campus — students, faculty, and staff can dine together.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at The Lee F. Browne Dining Hall, Red Door Marketplace, and in the residences' Open Kitchen. On weekends, these locations are still open for breakfast and lunch, and for dinner, students are encouraged to explore the offerings of Pasadena or hone their own culinary skills in residential kitchens. On the northwest corner of campus, Broad Café, also serves up breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday. This mixture of locations provides students with the broadest of flexibility in choice of dining options, as well as timing to best meet individuals' academic and extracurricular activity schedules.
Caltech Dining also has some pretty impressive sustainability initiatives. This includes a rooftop aeroponic garden and buying locally-sourced products. It especially shows in our great coffee and fresh produce. We also use to-go containers made from bio renewable pulp. They're 100% recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable. And we've replaced straws with straw-less lids. We're seriously committed to sustainability.
Caltech Dining Locations
|Lee F. Browne Dining Hall
|Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (weekdays and weekends)
|Red Door Marketplace
|Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (weekdays); Dinner only on weekends
|Breakfast, Lunch (weekdays)
|Open Kitchens in Residences
|Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and remains open between meals (weekdays)