Dining Services

Two students eat a meal at Hillside Cafe.

Hillside Café

Hillside Café is conveniently located near the center of campus. It is the smallest dining center, which creates a tight-knit environment. If you’re craving a taste of home, this is the dining center for you! 

Hours

Today's Hours at Hillside Cafe

Closed

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Specific Meal Times

Monday thru Friday
Breakfast/Lunch: 7:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: 4:30pm-7:00pm

Saturday and Sunday
Brunch: 8:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: 4:30pm-7:30pm

Hours subject to change during holidays and break schedules.

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Meet Our Team

Headshot of Cindy Carlson-Combs, Hillside Cafe General Manager.

Cindy Carlson-Combs

General Manager
Headshot of Stephanie Alvarado, Hillside Cafe Associate Manager.

Stephanie Alvarado

Associate Manager
Headshot of Ray Soendjaya, Hillside Cafe Executive Chef.

Ray Soendjaya

Executive Chef

   

Everyday Choices

Breakfast 

Start your day off with a continental breakfast of eggs, tofu scrambles, bacon, pancakes, and/or potatoes, or try something different with our international breakfast options. In a hurry? Try our rotating selection of wrapped breakfast sandwiches on a croissant, English muffin, or biscuit. Breakfast burritos are available on a rotating basis, and vegetarian sandwiches are available daily.

Cereal, Yogurt, and Fruit

Looking for something to grab on the go? All of our dining centers offer a large selection of cold and hot cereals, fruits, and locally made yogurt. Non-dairy milks are also available.

Stonewall Pizza and Pasta

In the mood for pizza or pasta? Try our rotating selection of pizzas and calzones, made fresh daily using pizza crust made from Shepherd’s Grain sustainably sourced wheat. Or, check out our pasta sauce specials of the day and combine it with your favorite pasta.

Chef's Creations

From familiar favorites to dishes that will excite your palate with new flavors! With a menu that changes daily, we offer a variety of healthy and indulgent options, including grilled chicken breast and fish, roast beef, grilled tofu kabobs, vegetable wellingtons, and a mac and cheese bar.

Big Cat Grille

The Big Cat Grille serves a rotating selection of burgers, sandwiches, chicken strips, fries, and more! Come try our sandwich special of the day, whether its gyros, grilled cheese, or pulled pork. Vegetarian options are always available and gluten-free burgers and sandwiches can be made on request.

Soups

Craving a warm meal? Try one of our homemade soups! Options rotate daily, with at least one vegetarian soup offered each day.

Field of Greens Salad Bar

Make your salad an appetizing side dish or a full meal with our selection of colorful vegetables, lean proteins, and specialty salads. Try our locally sourced fresh vegetables, and pack your salad with protein from chickpeas, chicken tofu, and edamame.

Gluten-Free Options

Check out our gluten-free zone for a variety of gluten-free muffins, cookies, bagels, and breads. Our gluten-free zone also houses a separate toaster with a lock combination reserved for students with severe allergies to gluten/wheat. For more information, see a chef or a manager in the dining centers, or contact our dietitian at alice.ma@wsu.edu or at 509-335-4785.

Natural

The Natural station is a gluten-friendly, allergen-friendly platform that excludes the top-eight common allergens. Try our rotating selection of chicken and beef specials served with sides of rice, quinoa, corn, and fresh, locally grown vegetables.

Deli

Stop by the Hillside Deli and ask our staff to build you a sandwich. With a variety of breads, meats, cheeses, spreads, and vegetables, the possibilities are endless!

On Fire

Enjoy classics like pasta, curries, quesadillas, tacos, and our ever-popular Wing Wednesdays! All items are prepared-to-order, with options to substitute with dairy-free cheese, tofu, and even cauliflower wings in your dish!

Cereal, Yogurt, and Fruit

Looking for something to grab on the go? All of our dining centers offer a large selection of cold and hot cereals, fruits, and locally made yogurt. Non-dairy milks are also available.

Gluten-Free Options

Check out our gluten-free zone for a variety of gluten-free muffins, cookies, bagels, and breads. Our gluten-free zone also houses a separate toaster with a lock combination reserved for students with severe allergies to gluten/wheat. For more information, see a chef or a manager in the dining centers, or contact our dietitian at alice.ma@wsu.edu or at 509-335-4785.

Big Cat Grille

The Big Cat Grille serves a rotating selection of burgers, sandwiches, chicken strips, fries, and more! Come try our sandwich special of the day, whether its gyros, grilled cheese, or pulled pork. Vegetarian options are always available and gluten-free burgers and sandwiches can be made on request.

Field of Greens Salad Bar

Make your salad an appetizing side dish or a full meal with our selection of colorful vegetables, lean proteins, and specialty salads. Try our locally sourced fresh vegetables, and pack your salad with protein from chickpeas, chicken tofu, and edamame.

Soups

Craving a warm meal? Try one of our homemade soups! Options rotate daily, with at least one vegetarian soup offered each day.

Deli

Stop by the Hillside Deli and ask our staff to build you a sandwich. With a variety of breads, meats, cheeses, spreads, and vegetables, the possibilities are endless!

Breakfast 

Start your day off with a continental breakfast of eggs, tofu scrambles, bacon, pancakes, and/or potatoes, or try something different with our international breakfast options. In a hurry? Try our rotating selection of wrapped breakfast sandwiches on a croissant, English muffin, or biscuit. Breakfast burritos are available on a rotating basis, and vegetarian sandwiches are available daily.

Stonewall Pizza and Pasta

In the mood for pizza or pasta? Try our rotating selection of pizzas and calzones, made fresh daily using pizza crust made from Shepherd’s Grain sustainably sourced wheat. Or, check out our pasta sauce specials of the day and combine it with your favorite pasta.

Chef's Creations

From familiar favorites to dishes that will excite your palate with new flavors! With a menu that changes daily, we offer a variety of healthy and indulgent options, including grilled chicken breast and fish, roast beef, grilled tofu kabobs, vegetable wellingtons, and a mac and cheese bar.

Natural

The Natural station is a gluten-friendly, allergen-friendly platform that excludes the top-eight common allergens. Try our rotating selection of chicken and beef specials served with sides of rice, quinoa, corn, and fresh, locally grown vegetables.

Built-to-Order Bowls

Try our weekly rotating bowl option for an authentic taste of international cuisine, including ramen, bibimbap, phở, and poké! Customize your bowl with your choice of protein, vegetables, sauces, and more!

On Fire

Enjoy classics like pasta, curries, quesadillas, tacos, and our ever-popular Wing Wednesdays! All items are prepared-to-order, with options to substitute with dairy-free cheese, tofu, and even cauliflower wings in your dish!

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Hours

Today's Hours at Hillside Cafe

Closed

More Hours

Specific Meal Times

Monday thru Friday
Breakfast/Lunch: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
Brunch: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Hours subject to change during holidays and break schedules.

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