MCAD Bistro


When it comes to food, your options are pretty much endless. Between the nearby “Eat Street,” full kitchens in the student apartments, and MCAD's own cafeteria, there's always something good to try.

MCAD Bistro

Whether you need a full meal or just a coffee to keep you running, the MCAD Bistro’s got you covered. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks during the academic year, the MCAD Bistro offers tasty and nutritious options catering to a variety of dietary needs.

Cafeteria Meal Plan and Payment Options
An optional prepaid charge account may be funded online via your student account and allows you to make purchases at the college cafeteria. MCAD Bistro account balances transfer from one semester to the next and are reconciled and/or refunded at the end of the spring semester. Cards can be purchased throughout the year in $50 increments, up to $250 per purchase. MCAD Bistro purchases may be made with meal cards, cash, or credit cards.

Consuming with a Conscience
The MCAD Bistro is passionate about using sustainable and ethical practices, such as recycling, composting, and working with locally produced products. All service items are compostable or can be reused, and we work closely with local businesses and farmers to obtain food supplies that are healthy for customers, the local economy, and the environment.

Special Deals

  • Buy ten combo meals and get your next one free.
  • Receive free refills on fountain drinks, coffee, and tea every Friday.
  • Get any coffee, tea, or fountain soda for $1 when you bring your own cup.
 Popular Menu Items
  • Turkey burgers
  • Chicken strips
  • Philly cheese steak
  • Lasagna
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches (gluten-free bread available)
  • Enchiladas
  • Veggie or beef tacos
  • Breakfast sandwiches
  • Hand-cut fries
  • Couscous
  • Guacamole
  • Mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Chips
  • Cliff Bars
  • Muffins
  • Cookies
  • Candy bars
  • Rice crispy bars
  • Donuts


Make Your Own Meals

If you like to cook, convenient campus shuttles make regular trips to nearby grocery stores. MCAD's on-campus apartments offer full kitchens, including refrigerators, ovens, and stovetops.

Eat Street

If you like to eat out, campus is two blocks from the famous Eat Street on Nicollet Avenue, which boasts more than fifty destinations for eating, shopping, and entertainment.