Patient Meals & In-hospital Dining Options for Patients and Visitors

Food Services provides room service to inpatients every day, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (617) 732-7120 to make an order, and the meal will be delivered within 45 minutes. For patients unable to place their own order, assistance will be provided.

All menu items are available throughout day. For patients on specially prescribed diets, the Registered Dietitian from Inpatient Nutrition Services will review their meal order to ensure that selections are appropriate. Any recommended modifications will be discussed with the patient. We are also happy to assist in meeting dietary requirements for patients with kosher, vegetarian, or gluten-free diets, or patients who have food allergies.

If you have any questions about your food, the menu selection process or your special diet, please call (617) 732-7120 while in the hospital.

Meal times vary, but general times are:

Tower: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
Connors Center: 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 
Shapiro Center: 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 

Tower: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Connors Center: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Shapiro Center: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Tower: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Connors Center: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Shapiro Center: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Food Services operates the Cafeteria and Café X-Press. They are both located on the second floor of the Patient Tower. For more information, please call extension 2-7461 while in the hospital.

Cafeteria Hours: 

Monday through Friday 
Breakfast/Morning: 6:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Lunch: 11:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Snack/Dinner: 2:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Late Night: 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday 
Breakfast/Morning: 6:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Lunch: 11:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Snack/Dinner: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Late Night: 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. 

Café X-Press Hours (Weekdays Only): 
Gourmet My Way: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Pizza and Grinders: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Coffee Connections at 45

Located at the 45 Francis Street entrance to the hospital.
Hours: Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Au Bon Pain

Privately operated, Au Bon Pain serves soup, sandwiches, salads, baked goods, specialty drinks, coffee and soft drinks. It is located in the Schuster Lobby at 75 Francis Street and is open 24 hours a day. The staff at Au Bon Pain can be reached at (617) 739-6860.


Privately operated, O’Naturals focuses on using natural and organic ingredients. The restaurant offers a variety of brick oven flatbread sandwiches, pizzas, soups, specialty baked goods, snacks, candies, soft drinks and Starbucks coffee. O’Naturals is located on the first floor of the Shapiro Building at 70 Francis Street. Staff can be reached at (617) 232-6200. 

Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Pat’s Place

Privately operated, Pat’s Place offers a full hot and cold menu and is located in the Peter Bent Brigham Building. If you are calling from within the hospital, please dial extension 2-4088. 

Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: closed 

Please note, any patient food that is not prepared by our food services department must be cleared with the patient’s nurse.


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