News: New cafe to replace Commons Cafe in fall, 2014! Commons Cafe will be closing at the end of February as renovations begin on a new cafe. Stay tuned for additional information on the closing and new food options to be available during the renovation.
Often considered a hidden jewel, the Commons Cafe presents a large variety of fresh chef-prepared lunch options in a beautiful setting. Menu offerings include outstanding soups and a 24-topping salad bar, made-to-order grill selections, cold deli-style sandwiches, entree salads, great vegetarian options and a wide variety of ethnic entrees from around the globe. Entrees and soup selections change daily. The window-lined dining room is spacious, service is quick and take-outs are encouraged.
Grilled Sandwiches made to order!
Make it a combo with a choice of side and any size beverage for just $2.00 more!
We've expanded our salad bar!
Commons Cafe is pleased to offer selections that are MHealthy options. These items include Chicken Caesar Salad (with fat-free dressing) and many items on the salad bar.
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Service is buffet-style with a main 'scramble' area for people to move about and make selections. The menu includes but is not limited to: 2 hot entrees per day, burgers, hot sandwiches,a variety of side dishes, salad bar, pre-made salads and sandwiches, yogurts, fresh fruit, munchies, breads, rolls, assorted sweets and tons of beverage options. It is a very hustle-bustle but casual atmosphere during the lunch rush.
We now feature dishes from local restaurants Tuesday-Friday:
Tuesdays - Jamaican Jerk offerings including Jerk Chicken,Chicken Pita and Jerk Tofu. What's jerk? A special process of flavoring and grilling meat, vegetables and tofu that results in a spicy-sweet flavor and tender texture.
Wednesdays - Palm Palace features delicious Mediterranean fare including Chicken Shwarman, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Pita Roll Sandwiches, Hummus, and more.
Thursdays - Ahmo's Gyros and Deli presenting several varieties of Gyros, Lentil Soup, Greek Salad, Falafel Pita and other Greek selections.
Friday - Earthen Jar offers vegan and vegetarian versions of Mediterranean flavors including Spicy Chick Peas, Spinach and Tofu, Basmati Rice and Broccoli in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce.