On behalf of the MECA Dining Services Team, welcome to the on-campus dining services, located on the second floor of the Porteous Building. We look forward to serving you and providing the best dining experience possible.
The information in this dining guide can be used as a quick reference to all of our services. We look forward to serving the MECA community each and every day. We invite and encourage you to contact us at anytime with questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions. Your feedback, both positive and negative, is always welcome as it can only help us to serve you better. We guarantee a response to all comments, whether received via email, voice mail, or comment card, within a couple of days. Please give us your continual feedback so we may better serve you in the future. Please contact us at cafe@MECA.edu or 207.699.5066.
Meal Plan Hours
Monday – Friday
- Breakfast: 7:30am–9:30am
- Take 4 Breakfast: 7:30am–10:30am
- Lunch: 11am–1:30pm
- Take 4 Lunch: 11am–2:30pm
- Dinner: 5pm–7pm
Saturday – Sunday
Brunch: 11am–1 pm
Café hours & meal plan times are based on student schedules, they are subject to adjustment to meet the dining needs of our students. The Café is closed over scheduled school breaks. If classes are cancelled Café hours are 11am to 7pm.
Stay Connected with Us!
We post about special events and meals, current menus, and nutritional information on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Lost Meal Cards
Please report lost meal cards to the Business Office.
Using your Meal Card
Please treat your MECA ID card as a credit card. Do not lend it to anyone or borrow one from someone else. Fraudulent lending of your ID card will result in your ID being confiscated and forwarded for further disciplinary action
Do you have particular dietary needs? No problem! Our Campus Dining Services Program will try our best to accommodate your special dietary requirements. For more information, please contact us at café@MECA.edu.
Campus Dining Policies & Procedures
One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to the meet this goal, we need your help in adhering to the following procedures:
Present your MECA ID to the cashier when using your meal plan or MECA Bucks account.
Please clear your table when you have finished dining and make the table available for others.
Anyone caught taking food from the Café without paying will be referred to the Office of Student Affairs for potential disciplinary action.
Earn extra income while on campus, make friends and have fun by being a Campus Dining Services employee. We offer flexible hours to fit your class schedule., competitive wages and the benefit of working close to home. Interested students should stop by the Dining Services Office located in the Café. We would love to set up an appointment with you and discuss the opportunities available.
Message from GM:
On behalf of the MECA Dining Services Team, welcome to the MECA Café, located on the second floor of the Porteous Building. We look forward to welcoming you to our community here at Maine College of Art and will strive to provide you with the best dining experience possible. We look forward to serving the MECA community each and every day.
We invite and encourage you to contact us at any time with questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions. Your feedback, both positive and negative, is always welcome as it can only help us to serve you better. We guarantee a response to all comments, whether received via email, voice mail, or comment card, within a couple of days. Please give us your continual feedback so we may better serve you in the future. Please contact us at café@MECA.edu or (207) 699-5066.
Meal Plan Info
Students can enjoy All You Care To Eat meals while dining at the Café or choose a grab and go Take 4 option during all of our scheduled meal periods. $100 in MECA Bucks ($200 total/$100 per semester) allows students to bring a friend or grab a cup of coffee between meal periods. This plan is mandatory for students in the Oak Street residence hall. Students in the Shepley or Miles Standish residence halls may upgrade to this plan.
Feel like 7 meals/wk is not enough but 17/wk is too many? This is the plan for you! Students can enjoy All You Care To Eat meals while dining at the Café or select the grab and go Take 4 option during their choice of 12 scheduled meal periods. $200 in MECA Bucks ($100 per semester) is included for guest dining and/or retail items purchases.
Enjoy any 7 meals served during scheduled meal periods in the café or if you are looking for a quick grab and go choose the Take 4 option. Then use your $300 in MECA Bucks ($300 total/$150 per semester) to satisfy your snack craving, need for coffee, or use it to buy a meal when 7 meals per week isn’t enough. This plan is mandatory for all students residing in Shepley and Oak residence halls.
50 Block Plan:
For commuter students there is no need to feel left out. The 50 Block plan allows you to join your classmates for 50 meals in the cafe during the school year. Plans include $50 in MECA Bucks to help with that coffee craving between meals. Use up 50 meals in a semester? No worries, you can purchase an additional 50 Block plan during the first 2 weeks at the start of spring semester.
MECA Bucks allow you the convenience of making purchases in the café with your student ID. MECA Bucks can be added to your card in $50 increments at any time during the school year. You do not need a meal plan to purchase MECA Bucks. Students on meal plans may add additional MECA Bucks to their cards at any time.