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Café at Boston Children's

The Café at Childrens features a food court-style servery with many options including pizza, wraps, deli, theme cuisine, homestyle entrees, grill, salad bar and more. We proudly brew Green Mountain coffee. We also have a new wellness grab-n-go refrigerator featuring many healthy selections.

We accept all major credit cards and you may purchase gift cards for friends and family members. Boston Children's employees may sign up for our Fast Cash program and use the dedicated Fast Cash register station.

Please look for our Kid Combo special meal deals and Hood's free milk program for children under 12.

Café Gift Cards

Gift cards are available for sale at any register any time. They can be reloaded with any amount of money you wish.

Contact the Café at Boston Children's

Retail Manager: Richard Barisano as Retail Manager at 617-355-2278

Café Supervisors: Malissa Williams, Patrick Luce at 617-355-4041

Café Hours

Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 6:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Hot & continental breakfast 6:30-10:15 a.m.
  • Continental only 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Theme Station* 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Entree Station 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; 4 p.m.-close
  • Deli Station* 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Pizza/Pasta Station 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Wrap Station 11:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
  • Grill Station 11:30 a.m.-close
  • Salad Bar closes approx. 3-3:30 p.m

*Theme and Deli Stations are not open on weekends.

Au Bon Pain

Open Sunday through Thursday, 24 hours a day
Friday and Saturday, closed at 11 p.m.
Phone: 617-734-0451
Located in the main lobby

Au Bon Pain, a bakery-café, serves soups, sandwiches, salads, coffee and baked goods.

Nutrition services for patients

Registered dietitians and diet technicians provide high-quality nutritional care to all patients and arrange for any special meals physicians have ordered for your child. You may discuss your child's food preferences, food allergies and special dietary needs with a hospital dietitian, diet technician or your child's nurse.

Other mealtime options

Many additional restaurants, delis and fast-food choices are available at the Longwood Galleria next door to Children's, elsewhere in the Longwood Avenue area, in Brookline Village and further east on Brookline Avenue. For information about these locations, click here or call Reception and Information Services at 617-355-6201 or visit the Information Desk in the Main Lobby.

Patient Food Services

Boston Children's Hospital is proud to present Room Service to accommodates the dietary needs of patients, including allergies, kosher observance, gluten free foods, or whatever your child prefers.

There is no restriction on the kind of food your child may order; want breakfast foods for dinner or a chicken sandwich for breakfast? No problem! Our friendly staff will take your order any time you call and deliver it to you within 45 minutes. We also make many different formulas as required by our youngest patients.

We suggest the following meal times:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Lunch: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Dinner: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Hours & Contact Info

  • Hours of Operation: 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM. (Orders for hot food are taken until 6:00 PM, orders for salads and sandwiches until 7:00 PM.)

  • To order food from within the hospital, call extension 5-FOOD (5-3663)

  • Patient Services Manager: Joanne Murray 617-869-2140

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