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Our Cafeteria & Dining Options


Our café is a great place to take a break while visiting us. Grand Rapids Magazine has rated our hospital cafeteria #1 among hospitals in Grand Rapids.

Located on the main floor of the hospital, we offer a variety of serving stations including soup of the day, a 36-item salad bar, hot entrees, made-to-order deli wraps, hot-off-the-grill sandwiches and a frozen yogurt station. Our hot entree line features our healthy take on traditional favorites, as well as vegetarian and current food trends. Mercy Health Saint Mary's is a proud participant in the Healthy Foods in Health Care Initiative. This means our milk is bovine growth hormone free, our foods do not contain trans fat, our cafeteria offerings are baked not fried, we serve 100% fruit juice, we are committed to buying locally, and we promote recycling. In 2012, we were awarded the "2012 101 Best and Brightest Wellness Champion," in part for the healthy food environment we have created for our associates, visitors and patients.

Healthy Choices: Click here to read a story about lower prices for healthy choices in our café.

Our café is handicap accessible, and is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. There are microwaves available for your personal use.

Meals are currently served at the following times:

  • Breakfast: 7 a.m.–10 a.m., Monday–Friday (continental breakfast served on weekends and holidays)
  • Lunch: 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Monday–Friday
  • Mid-afternoon Snack: 2 p.m.–4 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:30 p.m.–7 p.m.
  • Late Night Café: 11 p.m.–1 a.m., Monday–Friday

Please call 616-685-6376 to hear our daily menu.

Quick Dining Options

The Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center also has a quick dining option. Located near the Lafayette entrance on the first level of the Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center, The Shoppe offers a broad selection of coffee, teas, smoothies and other beverages as well as a mix of salads, sandwiches, soup, bagels and more. The Shoppe is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 616-685-5030.


Vending is available 24 hours a day and offers a variety of items including sandwiches, snacks and soft drinks. We recommend you choose the choice plus options that are < 250 calories, < 10 g fat, < 3 g saturated fat, 0 g transfat, < 20 g sugar and < 230 mg sodium. Vending is located in the corridor leading to the Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center. There is also a microwave oven and a change machine available.

Additional vending locations:

  • Café
  • 2nd Floor, Main Hospital
  • 3rd Floor, Surgery, Lacks Cancer Center
  • Emergency Department, Ground Level, Hauenstein Neuroscience Center

Guest Trays

Patients can invite a guest to dine with them in their room. Meals can be paid for by credit card or with a gift card available from The Shoppe (located on the first level of the Lacks Cancer Center), or from the cafeteria, gift shop or cashier's office in the Main Hospital. We apologize that we are not able to accept cash.

Guest Meal Prices: $7.00 per tray for breakfast, lunch or dinner. To place your order from within the hospital, dial extension 5-1234. Your selection will be delivered within 45 minutes of the time of your order.