In-House Dining

We want you to eat well while you’re with us. We offer a variety of convenient, healthy, and affordable dining options for patients and families at the hospital.

There are also a number of restaurants within a short driving distance.

Dietary restrictions?

If you need help with a patient's nutritional needs, please contact the Patient Experience office.


Meeting your nutritional needs

When you arrive at the hospital, our dietician will perform a nutritional assessment. Your doctor will make sure that your diet is aligned with your medical needs.

If food restrictions or special diets aren’t a concern, you can order meals off a menu at certain times of the day.

We’re happy to accommodate ethnic, religious, or other special dietary restrictions.

Dining options for guests

We offer a variety of dining options at the hospital, so you can stay close to your loved one.

Rotunda Café

Rotunda Cafe
The Rotunda Café, located on the first floor of the main hospital, offers healthy entrees made to order.

The main cafeteria in the hospital offers a variety of fresh entrées and snacks, including sushi, pasta, soup, and salad.


Near the rotunda on the first floor of the Medical Center’s main building


  • Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Tree House Café

Tree House Cafe
The Tree House Café offers healthy entrees made to order.

Smaller than the Rotunda Café, the Tree House Café offers much of the same food options, including brick-oven pizza and made-to-order deli sandwiches.


First floor of the Children’s Hospital


  • Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Starbucks Coffee

Enjoy Starbucks Coffee without leaving the hospital.

A full-service Starbucks offers coffee, espresso, tea, and snacks.


In between the Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital


  • Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Au Bon Pain

At Au Bon Pain café bakery, food is our passion -- meaningful, flavorful, high quality, healthful food. Each signature recipe is uniquely crafted, and there is always something new to try. Healthy choices, comfort food, indulgent treats… we make them to satisfy your cravings – savory, sweet, crispy, chocolaty, chewy, fruity, flaky, yummy and delicious.
Café bakery offering made-to-order breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads, soups, fresh baked goods and beverages.


Smaller cafe located in the Penn State College of Medicine.


  • Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Local restaurants

More dining options are nearby, including several family-friendly restaurants.

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