Dining Options

Porter/Kresge Dining Hall

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Please enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday through Friday with brunch and dinner on weekends and holidays. Check here for the current hours of operation. While you'll probably eat most of your meals at the Porter/Kresge Dining Hall, there may be times when you find it inconvenient to return to Porter for some meals. There are also dining halls located at Cowell/Stevenson, Crown/Merrill, Rachel Carson(formerly College Eight)/Oakes, and College Nine/Ten. Your ID card is your "key" to each of these facilities.

The dining halls are set up food court style, offering a wide selection of entrees, soups, extensive salad bar, beverages, and home-made desserts. There are always both vegetarian and vegan options, as well as organic offerings. Overall, the offerings are well balanced, well prepared, and reasonably varied.

To view this week's menu, please view our weekly dining menu.

Further information, please visit Dining Services.

Bowls by Cafe Brasil

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Bowls by Cafe Brasil, located at Porter College, brings to campus Cafe Brasil's balance between Brazilian specialties and the Santa Cruz lifestyle, with a unique touch of family recipes and creativity. All dishes are carefully created and prepared with healthy and fresh products, delivered daily. 

Our menu includes savory Brazilian influenced rice and noodle bowls, cool fruit bowls like Açai and Dragon Fruit, salads, espresso bar, and pastries from Kelly's French Bakery.


  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Flexi Dollars

This restaurant is not managed by UC Santa Cruz Dining. Please contact this location directly with your questions and/or concerns.


Monday - Thursday  9:00am - 9:00pm (kitchen closes at 8pm)
Friday  9:00am - 5:00pm (kitchen closes at 4pm)
Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm (kitchen closes at 2pm)
Sunday 11:00am - 6pm (kitchen closes at 5pm)