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St. Gertrude Café
Current Status: Closed
- BreakfastServed from 7:30 am - 9:00 am
- Grab N Go is available between 9:00 am - 10:30 am
- Lunch11:00 am - 1:30 pm
- Grab N Go is available between 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
- Dinner5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
During breakfast, enjoy house-made pastries and your morning coffee, or a hearty breakfast special from the grill. During lunch, we'll capture your taste appeal. Enjoy traditional dishes, hot-off-the-grill specials and nutritious vegetarian and vegan options. You'll find a salad bar abundant with local, sustainable produce and toppings.
- BreakfastMon-Fri, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
- BrunchSat-Sun, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
- LunchMon-Fri, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
- DinnerMon-Fri, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- DinnerSat-Sun, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- BreakfastMay 6, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
- Summer Break
- LunchMay 6, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
- Summer Break
- DinnerMay 6 - Jun 23, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Summer Break
- BrunchMay 7-8, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
- Summer Break
Next Week's Special Hours
- BreakfastMay 9-13, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
- Summer Break
- LunchMay 9-13, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
- Summer Break
- BrunchMay 14-15, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
- Summer Break
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Bon Appétit Joins Forces with Hampton Creek
Hampton Creek’s groundbreaking products are all-natural and delicious! Instead of eggs, they use more sustainable ingredients (like yellow peas in Just Mayo and sorghum flour in Just Cookies) to create scrumptious foods with great texture and flavor – that are also better for the earth.
By moving to Hampton Creek products, each year we collectively:
- Avoid eating 12 million g of saturated fat and 806 million mg of sodium
- Save 4 million square feet of land and 245 million quarts of water
- Prevent almost 500,000 lbs. of carbon emissions
FOOD RECOVERY CERTIFIED!
Bon Appétit at Saint Martin’s University is fighting food waste and hunger by recovering surplus perishable food from our campus that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to people in need through the Catholic Community Services!
Eat Right — For You
Do you care about whether your food was grown locally or raised humanely? Or are you more interested in protein vs. carbs?
Whatever your priorities, we can help you chew the right thing. At Bon Appétit, we’re working toward “food service for a sustainable future.” How we define that is a mouthful, but the bottom line is that we strive to cook delicious food that’s good for you, the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth — because they’re all connected. And we’re proud to be the first food service company to tackle many important issues in these areas.
We’re here to support you by giving the information you need to choose wisely. Visit our Wellness page for a feast of information about the roles our from-scratch cooking, nutritional approach, local sourcing, and other sustainability programs can play on your menu.
Pulses, such as lentils, are some of the most earth-friendly protein options. This salad deliciously combines them with Dijon and carrots for a comforting and flavorful lunch or dinner.» Read More
The combination of cumin, coriander, and cinnamon in this side dish creates a unique and satisfying flavor that makes it easy to focus your plate on plants.» Read More
The bright flavor of lemon pairs well with the spiciness of cinnamon in this fiber-rich salad packed with heart-healthy fats found in sunflower seeds and olive oil.» Read More
Students and parents are faced with many decisions that will influence their experience at Saint Martin’s University. When it comes to dining, we partner with Bon Appétit Management Company to offer healthful, flavorful and sustainable meals on campus. Saint Martin’s University cares about student well being and supporting the local community. We believe that choosing the right student meal plan will bring value to our students’ daily dining experience in many ways.
Read more about Meal Plans at Saint Martin’s University!
Meal Plan 101
To ensure you find a meal plan that fits, we offer four different meal plans to choose from. For our students who live on campus we offer the Gold, Silver and Bronze meal plans. They each have differing amounts of Board Meal credits and Flex Cash to meet your needs. We also have the Commuter meal plan for students who live off campus or live in on campus apartments. When choosing a meal plan, you may want to consider your daily routine. How many meals do you eat each day in the café? Does your work or athletic schedule allow for you to have breakfast, lunch and dinner in the café? One of the best things you can do is take a few minutes to sit down, think about your schedule and make a simple budget that gives you a framework to control your daily spending.
The Gold Plan
(100 Board Meal Credits + $725 Flex Cash $2880/semester)
We’ve found that this plan is ideal for most of our residents who enjoy eating at the Saint Gertrude Café. If you frequent the café most meals, this is the plan for you. To take full advantage of the Gold plan you need to go to six of the nine AYCTE meals each week.
The Silver Plan
(75 Board Meal Credits + $925 Flex Cash $2725/semester)
This plan is right for you if you dine less frequently or are sometimes away on weekends. It is also a good choice if
you are looking for a lighter plan and have a spending rate that is fairly average and you will be dining during 5 of the nine AYCTE meal periods each week. This plan allows for more flexibility in making retail purchases.
The Bronze Plan
(50 Board Meal Credits + $1050 Flex Cash $2575/semester)
This plan is designed for the student who dines less frequently on campus or enjoys extracurricular activities that may keep them off campus during some ATCTE meal periods. Eating during four of the nine AYCTE meal periods each week will take full advantage of the Bronze plan.
The Commuter Plan
(30 Board Meal Credits +$325 Flex Cash $950/semester)
This is the ideal plan for the apartment resident or local commuter who tends to dine on campus a bit more frequently. The commuter plan is a convenient way to refuel when spending a long day on campus. Whether it’s an espresso and a healthy snack to refuel, lunch or dinner at Saint Gertrude Café, you can use your Flex Cash for all purchases.
At Saint Gertrude Dining Hall, breakfast and lunch are on a declining balance system and you can utilize your Flex Cash to purchase food in the café or any items for sale at The Monk’s Bean Café in Harned Hall or at the snack bar and C-Store located in Parsons Dormitory. Dinner and weekend meals are AYCTE (All You Care To Eat). Each AYCTE meal costs one board meal credit. You may choose to use your Flex Cash during AYCTE periods if you only want a light meal. Anytime you make a retail purchase, it’s deducted from your Flex Cash balance. If you use up all of your Flex Cash before the end of the semester, you may also make retail purchases with Saint’s Cash, cash or your debit card. Board Meal Credits cannot be used for retail purchases.
Saint’s Cash is a convenient and easy way to pay for meals on campus. Students and Staff can deposit money onto their Saint Martin’s ID card. Some of the benefits of doing this is that you don’t have to worry about carrying cash and can avoid ATM surcharges. Another benefit to Saint’s Cash is the 10% bonus you receive when you deposit $100.00 or more onto into your Saints Cash account! For example when you deposit $100 into your Saint’s Cash account, you receive an additional $10.00 in free Saints Cash automatically loaded right onto your SMU ID card! Saint’s Cash does expire after one year of inactivity. If you have friends or family visiting you may use your Board Meal Credits, Flex Cash or Saint’s Cash to pay for a guest’s meal at any time.
At the beginning of the semester, your Student ID card will be credited with the amount equivalent to the plan you have chosen. Students below Junior status are required to have one of the three major meal plans. If no choice is made you will be defaulted to a Gold Plan. As long as a student purchases either a Gold, Silver or Bronze meal plan for Spring Semester, unused Board Meal Credits and Flex Cash will carry over to Spring semester. Commuter plan balances do not carry forward to the spring semester. If a student chooses not to purchase a meal plan for spring semester, any remaining Board Meal Credits and Flex Cash will expire at the end of fall semester. All Board Meal Credits and Flex Cash expire at the end of Spring Semester. Board Meal Credits and Flex Cash cannot be used during winter break or spring break.
Saint Martin’s University believes that dining together is a great way for students to meet people, make connections and develop a sense of community. Meal plans enable SMU to offer dining facilities and services that would not otherwise be possible. Bon Appetit is committed to giving you the greatest possible opportunity to get the full value of your plan. If you have questions or need help finding the right plan for you please contact Bon Appetit Administrative Office at (360) 438-4563.
Tell Us What You Think
Do you have a specific question, suggestion, or feedback about your meal at a Bon Appétit café? Feel free to browse the previously asked questions below or contact our Bon Appétit managers using this form.
- I have been trying to eat a healthier diet. Will I be able to find a healthy food choice in the Bon Appétit café?
- Can you tell me how many calories are in the foods in the Bon Appétit café?
- How will you handle my concerns about a food allergy?