On behalf of the MECA&D Dining Services Team, welcome to the Café @ MECA&D, located on the second floor of the Porteous Building. We look forward to serving you and providing the best dining experience possible.

Café Hours

Monday through Friday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Meal Hours

Monday through Friday:

  • Breakfast:
    • 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Lunch:
    • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Dinner:
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM*
      *Retail service available until 7:00PM

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Brunch:
    • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Dinners are available during this time for retail purchase using MECA&D Bucks or credit/debit cards.

Café hours & meal plan times are based on student schedules and are subject to adjustment to meet the dining needs of our students. The Café is closed during scheduled school breaks. When administrative offices are closed and/or classes are cancelled, the Café is open from 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM for brunch and from 5:00–6:00 PM for dinner.

Adding Meals and MECA&D Bucks

Student Meal Plan Contract: If you would like to add a meal plan, increase a meal plan, or add MECA&D Bucks to your College ID card, please fill out this form. Please note that if you are an undergraduate in MECA&D housing, a meal plan is included with the cost of your dorm. See Meal Plans & MECA&D Bucks below for more information.

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We post about special events and meals, current menus, and nutritional information on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Meal Plans / MECA&D Bucks

Resident Meal Plans

17 Meals/wk:
Participants can dine with us in the Café, choose to grab and go, or preorder meals with our online form during all of our scheduled meal periods. $300 in MECA&D Bucks ($150 per semester) allows students to grab a cup of coffee or snack between meal periods. This plan is included with
the cost of housing for undergraduate students living in the Oak Street residence hall. All other students may buy up to this plan if desired.

12 Meals/wk:
Participants can select 12 meals weekly to enjoy from the Café. Dining in, to go on the fly, or preordered for timed pickup are all options to choose. $300 in MECA&D Bucks ($150 per semester) is included for retail item purchases. This plan is included in the cost of housing for undergraduate students living in Shepley and Ambassador. Residents in S&F and Monument can buy up to this plan if desired.

7 Meals/wk:
Enjoy any 7 meals from the Cafe during scheduled meal periods. Participants have $300 in MECA&D Bucks ($150 per semester) to satisfy your snack craving, need for coffee, or to use to buy a meal when 7 meals per week aren’t enough. This plan is included in the cost of housing for undergraduate students living in S&F and Monument.

Voluntary Meal Plans / MECA&D Bucks

50 Block Plan:
This plan was created for commuter students. The 50 Meal Block plan allows you to join your classmates for 50 meals in the cafe during the school year. Plans include $50 in MECA$D Bucks to help with cravings between meals. Use it up in a semester? No worries, you can purchase an additional 50 Block plan when needed.

Faculty/Staff Plan:
A 25 Meal Block Plan is available for Faculty and Staff. This plan may be purchased through the Business Services Office and can be paid for through payroll deduction.

MECA&D Bucks:
MECA&D Bucks allow students, faculty, and staff the convenience of making tax-free purchases in the café with your College ID. MECA&D Bucks can be added to your card in $50 increments at any time during the academic year. You do not need a meal plan to purchase MECA&D Bucks. Students on meal plans may add additional MECA&D Bucks to their cards at any time.

General Information

Welcome to the Café @ MECA&D
The Dining Services Team welcomes you to our community! The café staff strives every day to provide you with the food you need to fuel your creativity.

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 can be reached at café@MECA.edu or (207) 699-5066.

Food Allergies & Dietary Requirements
Do you have a food allergy or dietary need? We request that meal plan participants set up a meeting with our Dining Director and Executive Chef to discuss ways that we can accommodate you. To do so, 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. To meet this goal, we need your help in adhering to the following procedures:

  • Please treat your College ID card as a credit card. Do not lend it to anyone or borrow one from someone else. Fraudulent use of your ID card could result in disciplinary action.
  • Please report lost ID cards to the Business Office. Replacements are available in the Technology office. A small fee may apply.
  • Tap your ID card at the register for all meals and MECA&D Bucks purchases.
  • Please clear your table when you have finished eating in the dining area. Dispose of waste in the appropriate places.
  • Be conscious of others waiting for seating. Please limit your time at dining tables during peak mealtimes.

Student employees in the Café are a very important part of our team. We offer flexible hours to fit your class schedule, competitive wages, and free meals during your shift. We would love to set up an appointment with you to discuss the opportunities available. Please email cafe@meca.edu.