CalArts provides a dining service program for all students, faculty, staff and guests through Bon Appétit, an industry trendsetter that has won many awards for its nontraditional approach to food service. Food is prepared fresh daily using only the finest ingredients and features a selection of hot entrees, vegetarian and vegan meals, a full salad bar, drinks and snacks. Recognizing the cultural diversity of the community, the Café @ CalArts offers a wide range of menu choices.
All first year BFA students residing on campus are required to subscribe to a minimum of a 10 meal plan and all second year BFA students residing on campus are required to purchase a minimum of $200 in flex dollars. Other resident students, commuter students and all members of the CalArts community are welcome to purchase a meal plan or flex dollars.
The Cafe hours are as follows:
Mon-Fri 7:30 am-8 pm
Sat-Sun 10 am-4 pm
The CalArts Cafe menu is updated on a weekly basis during the school year by the Bon Appétit Management Company.
Cafe Menu 
Mom’s Café is a small café located at Chouinard Hall. Hours of operation are based upon demand. Mom’s Café offers a variety of vending machines filled with beverages and snacks. Mom's Cafe is equipped with a ping pong table, pool table, air hockey table and more.
Located in D213, Tatum Lounge features a coffee bar staffed by students during posted hours and is a gathering place that is open 24 hours a day. Enjoy chatting with friends, watching television, or viewing an art exhibition in Tatum. Events in this space may be scheduled through the Institute Coordinator.
The Store @ CalArts, located in Tatum Lounge, D213, carries items needed by students including CalArts merchandise, Film/Video supplies, animation paper, candy, sundries, and some school and art supplies.