Dining Venues and Hours

Campus Life
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 236
651-696-6447 fax

Macalester has a number of dining options for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Meal plan information is available here. Meal swipes can be used to access Cafe Mac and at each of the other food service locations.

General Hours

General hours for the academic year when class is in session. Nessie’s, Atrium Market, and Scotty’s are closed when class is not in session.

Café Mac

Breakfast - - Cash $6.50, Aux/Flex $4.88
Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner - Cash $9, Aux/Flex $7.90

Breakfast 7:30 – 9:30am (M-F)
Lunch 11 am – 1:30pm (M-F)
Dinner 5 – 7:30pm (M-F)
Brunch 10:30am – 1pm (Sat & Sun)
Sat Dinner 5-6:30pm
Sun Dinner 5-7:30pm


7:30 am – midnight (M-F)
7:30 am – 10:45am - Breakfast Meal Swipe (bagel, topping, & juice or coffee)
1pm – 10:30pm (Sat)
1pm – midnight (Sun)
7:30 pm – 9pm Dinner Meal Swipe (M-F) (chicken sand, burger, or veggie burger with chips; or Caesar salad w bread stick; and beverage)

Nessie’s in The Loch

11am – 7:30pm (M-F)
11am – 4:45pm Lunch Meal Swipe (box lunch, calzone, pizza, hot hoagie, or Caesar salad & bread stick with beverage & cookie)
5pm – 7:30pm Dinner Meal Swipe (M-F) (calzone, pizza, hot hoagie, or Caesar salad & bread stick with beverage & cookie)

Atrium Market on 2nd Floor of Campus Center

11am – 1:30pm (M-F) Lunch Meal Swipe (simple sub, chips, fruit, cookie, & beverage)

Scotty’s in the Leonard Center

10:30 am – 2:30 pm (M-F)
11am – 2:30pm Lunch Meal Swipe

Coffee Cart in Janet Wallace Fine Arts

8am – 2pm (M-F)

Preseason Dining

Begins with breakfast on Sunday, August 16, 2015.

Café Mac

Breakfast 7:30 – 9am
Lunch 11:30am – 1pm
Dinner 5 – 6:30pm


8am – 3pm (M-F)

Fall Break Dining

Begins with brunch on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Café Mac

Brunch 11:30am – 1pm
Dinner 5 – 6pm (Thur – Sat)
Sunday Dinner 5 – 7:30pm


1pm – midnight (Sunday)

Thanksgiving Break Dining

Begins with brunch on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

Café Mac

Brunch 11:30 am – 1pm (Wed, Fri, Sat, & Sun)
Dinner 5-6pm (Wed, Fri, & Sat)
Thanksgiving 11:30 – 1pm
Sunday Dinner 5-7:30pm


1pm – midnight (Sunday)

January Break Dining

Begins with lunch on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Café Mac

Breakfast 8:30 - 9:30am
Lunch 11:30 am –12:30 pm (11:30 - 1pm, beginning 1/12)
Dinner 5-6pm (5-6:30pm, beginning 1/12)

Spring Break Dining

Other dining will end with dinner on Friday, March 13, 2015.


10am – 2pm (M-F)

Senior Week

Begins with lunch on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Café Mac

Lunch 11:30am – 1pm (Tue – Fri)
Dinner 5 – 6:30 pm (Tue – Thur)


9am – 3pm (T-F)

Summer Dining

Summer dining begins with lunch on Monday, June 1, 2015. Cafe Mac will be closed on July 3 & 4 as the campus hosts Prairie Home Companion.

Café Mac

Breakfast 8-9 am (when offered)
Lunch 11:30 am – 1pm (11:30-12:30 on weekends)
Dinner 5-6pm


8am – 2pm (M-Th)
8am - 1pm (F)