Our Cafeteria & Dining Options
Our main 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 Mlive.com 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
Construction: July 25 through Mid-November
Our award-winning main café will be under renovation beginning Friday, July 25 (after dinner) until mid-November. Patient meal service will in no way be affected during the construction.
Upon reopening, the café will have an expanded salad and homemade soup bar, fresh grilled paninis and a stone hearth oven, which will cook a number of individually sized dishes including pizza, lasagna and warm baked goods. In the meantime, we will offer the following food options, whose times and locations are listed farther below:
The Coffee Shoppe at Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center
Hours: 7 a.m.–5 p.m. and 11 p.m.–1 a.m. for midnight meal service
Location: Lacks Cancer Center, main floor around corner from information desk with street entrance off Lafayette
Menu: Breakfast baked goods, hot and cold sandwiches, heatable entrees, healthy side dishes, grab-n-go snacks, coffee and specialty drinks
The Wege Cafeteria
Hours: 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Location: Wege professional building, lower level, across from conference rooms 7 and 9, or on left side (north) upon exiting Wege tunnel from main hospital
Menu: Traditional hot and cold breakfast and lunch entrees, grilled sandwiches, soups, desserts and beverages (Mercy Health colleagues are encouraged to use the badge swipe system to expedite payment)
Mary Free Bed food cart
Hours: 6:45–9 a.m. and 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Level 2 of main hospital, north side of administrative wing
Menu: Both hot and cold food, breakfast and lunch options, assorted healthy snacks and beverages
Food Carts and Trucks
Hours: 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Location: In parking area(s) located outside The Coffee Shoppe at Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center for lunch and dinner, and the Mary Free Bed professional building for lunch only (our schedule of participants includes: “A Moveable Feast,” “GRPD,” "The Thundergun Café" and “Bella Dog”) See schedule here >
Hours: 6:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Days: Monday–Thursday, closing at 3:30 p.m. on Friday
Location: Wege Atrium, entrance located off Lafayette
Menu: Coffee and specialty drinks with grab-n-go breakfast and lunch options
Vending is available 24 hours a day throughout our campus with seating available. Our vending options offer 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:
- 2nd Floor, Main Hospital
- 3rd Floor, Surgery, Lacks Cancer Center
- Emergency Department, Ground Level, Hauenstein Neuroscience Center
The Shoppe in the Main Hospital
Hours: 8 a.m.–7 p.m. (Monday–Friday) and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
Location: Right off main entrance of hospital
Menu: The Shoppe has a wide variety of microwave and grab-n-go options, including Nantucket baked goods, candy and snack items.
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 Coffee Shoppe (located on the first level of the Lacks Cancer Center), The Shoppe in the Main Hospital 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.