Café 84 was built to serve the athletes during the 1984 Summer Olympics (hence the name Café 84) as a retail dining venue. To support the university’s goal of becoming a more residential community, Café 84 became a residential dining restaurant for meal plan participants in 2013 and was beautifully redesigned. To accommodate the increasing requests for healthier menu options, we have completey re-engineered our fall 2015 menu and are introducing health-promoting selections made with locally sourced whole foods and simple ingredients without skimping on flavor or variety. Under the direction of Chef Nate Martinez, Café 84’s thoughtful stations (Expo, Between Bread, Chef’s Table, Soup and Salad, LSO and Trojan Treats) will provide students tasty meals to fuel them for studying and student life. Dietitian Lindsey Pine is very active with the LSO program and will have educational displays and information to guide conscientious eaters to make informed choices on what they consume.
Be sure to check out our theme nights, where we transform the dining room, bring in entertainment and let our chefs “go all out” with the menu. Be sure to come dressed to theme to be in our costume contest. See the Facebook event for full details.
Each residential community is anchored by an all-you-care to eat dining venue. Specific meal plan participants enjoy unlimited access to all three restaurants. Each restaurant offers a different culinary experience appealing to a variety of dining preferences and nutritional lifestyles of our diverse student population.