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Silver Dollar Pancakes
Fresh berries and chantilly cream
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Blueberries, lemon zest and cream
Homemade Crispy Buttermilk Waffle
Fresh berries, cinnamon cream and candied walnuts
Croissant French Toast
Fresh berries, mascarpone cream toasted almond crumble
Maple Almond Granola
Fresh fruit, low fat greek yogurt, organic honey
Better Than Grandmas Oatmeal
Steel cut oats, sun dried cranberries toasted almonds, chestnut honey
Build Your Own Omelet
Served with home fries and toast, choice of two: (goat, cheddar, blue, swiss, feta, jack, pesto tomato, avocado, spinach, wild mushrooms, peppers caramelized onions - each additional, add 1.50)
Monterey Eggs
Crisp tortilla, black eye peas, avocado jack cheese, cherry tomato salsa
Biscuits and Gravy
Two eggs any style, spicy sausage gravy
Spinach Benedict Sliders
Cheddar grit cakes, poached eggs hollandaise sauce
Tomato Basil Soup
Mini fontina grilled cheese cafeteria macaroni and cheese
Soup and Sammie
1/2 Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Gruyere, White Cheddar, Caramelized Leeks, Maple Bacon, Homemade Potato Chips
With cheddar and fontina $9.00
With smoked gouda and bacon $10.00
With truffle oil $12.00
Five Cheese Mac with Crispy Herb Crust $12.00
Cafeteria Macaroni and Cheese
Mac Attack Tasting of All Three
Mac and Cheese Spring Rolls
Smoked gouda dipping sauce
Almond Stuffed Dates
Marcona Almonds, Crispy Bacon, Blue Cheese & Balsamic Reduction
Crispy Green Beans
Fried Sage Leaves, Grilled Lemon, Sesame Ginger Sauce
Fresh Burrata
Broccoli Rabe Pesto, Grilled Country Bread
Old School Meatballs
Roasted tomato sauce & grilled rustic bread
Cornmeal Calamari
Roasted tomato sauce and horseradish aioli
The Wedge
Bibb lettuce, smoked bacon, grape tomatoes crisp shallots, crumbled blue cheese
Autumn Wheatberry Salad
Roasted Butternut Squash, Black Kale, Green Apple, Sherry Vinaigrette, Spicy Pepitas
Black Kale Salad
Pine Nut Gremolata, Ricotta Salata, Sundried Cranberries, Grilled Lemon Vinaigre
Roasted Beet Salad
Crumbled Goat Cheese, Toasted Cashews, Wasabi Peas, Horseradish Vinaigrette
Crispy Calamari Salad
Frisee, radicchio, chicory, roasted peppers green beans, toasted peanuts, and honey sesame vinaigrette
Baby Spinach Salad
Maple Glazed Pancetta, Poached Egg, Charred Cremini, Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
With Poached Egg $12.00
With Grilled Chicken $14.00
With Grilled Hanger Steak $16.00
Classic Caesar Salad
With Toasted Parmesan Croutons
With Grilled Hanger Steak $16.00
California Cobb Salad
Avocado, blue cheese, crisp bacon, corn mixed greens, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs with grilled chicken and dijon vinaigrette
Soup and Sammie
1/2 Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Gruyere, White Cheddar, Caramelized Leeks, Maple Bacon, Homemade Potato Chips
Southern Fried Chicken B.L.T.
Crisp‎ Pork Belly, Thick Cut Tomato, Lettuce, Tobasco Buttermilk Dressing
Grilled Steak Sandwich
Sauteed‎ Broccoli Rabe, Aged Provolone, Roasted Peppers, Golden Raisin Jam on Grandaisy Pizza Bianca
Grilled Salmon BLT
Smoked Bacon, Avocado, Arugula, Beefsteak Tomato, Pesto Mayo on Grandaisy Pizza Bianca
Cafeteria Burger
Thick cut tomato, red onion, field greens choice of: goat, cheddar, blue, swiss, feta, gryuere, pepperjack, aged provolone, double smoked bacon, fried egg onion rings, mushrooms, avocado, sauteed onions (add 2.00)
Grilled Turkey Burger
Thick cut tomato, avocado cranberry aioli, field greens
Veggie Burger
100% Vegan, Beefsteak Tomato, Red Onion, Roasted Pepper Hummus, Radish Sprouts
Old School Meatball
Fresh Ricotta, Roasted Tomato Sauce, Torn Basil
Spicy Pork Meatball
Salsa Verde, Feta Cheese
Grilled Chicken Paillard
Baby Arugula, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Smoked Bacon, Fig Balsamic
Fried Chicken and Waffles
Cheddar Tabasco Waffle, Crispy Sage, Grilled Lemon, Chili Butter and Maple Jus
The Meatloaf
Garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed green beans, oven roasted tomato relish
Ginger Glazed Salmon
Creamy Parsnip Puree, Autumn Root Vegetables
Char Grilled Skirt Steak
Horseradish Creamed Spinach, Pesto Polenta Fries
American Fries - Hand Cut Daily
Truffle Parmesan Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Garlic Aioli
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Puree
Sauteed Spinach
Garlic Green Beans
Garlic Aioli
Sauteed Broccoli Rabe
1/2 Ruby Red Grapefruit, Caramelized Sugar
Turkey Bacon
Maple Cured Bacon
Country Ham
Two Eggs Any Style
Cheddar Grits
Toasted Bagel
Bowl of Fruit
Our selection of Homemadebreads served with homemadepreserves and whippedhoney butter
Warm Buttermilk Biscuit
With Honey Butter
Daily Bread Special
CAFETERIA offer's a nostalgically familiar, yet cutting edge twist on American comfort cuisine. With our expertise in food, fashion and music, we assure that all of your senses will be satisfied! We invite you to experience our famous signature dishes like the Meatloaf, Fried Chicken and Waffles, our world renowned Mac and Cheese, Mac Attack, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and more. Our hand crafted seasonal and organic cocktails are second to none; including everything from the Aloe Citrus Martini, to carafes of Cactus Pear Champagne Mojitos. Open for you around the clock, CAFETERIA is where anyone and everyone flock for Breakfast served until 5 PM, decadent Brunches, Blue Plate Specials, addictive
$10 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited this eatery with my nephew first & and really enjoyed a late breakfast. Returned for another visit with my nephew, niece & two small children . Loved the edgy atmosphere, quick & friendly service. We also indulged in a few Morning Glory cocktails .well...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Folliefollie
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very enjoyable spot. Upscale, genuine food and service. We had two orders of Avocado Benedict with lemon hollandaise on great rustic bread. Coffee is excellent. Mood is just right for a meeting or friendly visit

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MARSHAS165
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It has been a while since my last visit to this institution - all is how I remember. Amazing food, great service, but it is loud. Definitely not ideal to have a conversation.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jessicaedie
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We had a nice late afternoon lunch here after my niece tried on wedding gowns at nearby Kleinfled. We were tired and hungry and this restaurant fit the bill. It was crowded at 3:30 PM but we had the quieter back room to ourselves. We...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank DeDe B
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

Service was good. Our waiter was really lovely and was just enough attentive without hovering. Meatloaf was really tasty and I was happy with my meal. My friend’s calamari salad looked great and she was happy with it. They bring biscuits as a starter. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank OBD2142
Reviewed January 10, 2019

I've been there several times and thoroughly enjoyed it each time. The menu is a cross between a diner and a fine restaurant. The cool factor is that the diner items are raised to a fine dining level. The decor is impressive (don't miss the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Nice place! Small so wait time is long. Good food. We had the fry chicken and avocado toast. All the meals were good. A little issue in the beginning as we were waiting to take our orders but waiter apologized and was awesome for the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shermar98
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Fun casual environment split up into three areas- main dining, private room area for big groups and lower level secluded and small bar. The service was really great and food had interesting twists- Mac chz spring roll, lentil tacos, chickpea fries. Make a reservation on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MKJourneys
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

First of all, Cafeteria is ALWAYS open! (Always open 24 hours, unless a very specific day for a good reason) That is very convenient! If you have come back jet lag from a trip and need somewhere open on your time schedule or it is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank NateWB17
Reviewed December 17, 2018

Use to be trendy many years ago, but now is a local classic. Food is good. They have amazing mac and cheese in many styles and variations ...I recommend that. Is a simple menu, but full of new ideas of classics.

Date of visit: October 2018
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They don't give out separate checks either because they run their place to suit themselves rather than customers, and they're doing too well to worry - or they've forgotten where the money comes from. Success breeds... More
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