Search for Meaning Book Festival
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  • Seattle University's campus has a variety of eating options for the day-of the Festival. There are additionally some wonderful eateries just steps away on Broadway, as well as 12th Avenue, and other streets within the Capitol Hill neighborhood (Pike St., Pine St.) and downtown Seattle.

    On Campus

    Seattle University’s nationally ranked dining program (17th Best in the Nation!) is run by Bon Appétit Management Company. Food is purchased with the highest ethical standards and environmental impact in mind: eggs are cage-free, beef is range-fed, fish adheres to Seafood Watch guidelines, and produce is organic and grown locally whenever possible. For more information on Bon Appétit’s mission, principles and standards, visit (Photo by John Lok, The Seattle Times)

    Campion Hall | The Cave

    The Cave offers hot food, sandwiches, made from scratch soups and a wide variety of convenience foods, sundries, snacks, hot and cold beverages. Open 2 to 11 p.m. 

    Student Center | The Cherry Street Market & The Bistro

    The Cherry Street Market, located on the 2nd Floor, is the largest café on campus and is open from 8 to 10:30 a.m. for extensive continental breakfast, and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch. Dinner offered 5 to 7 p.m.

    The Bistro is located on the 3rd floor and offers personal house made pizzas and flavorful entrees from our open-hearth oven, salads, sandwiches, made from scratch soups, house-made desserts, smoothies, Caffé Vita espresso and assorted beverages. Open 2pm to Midnight.

    Pigott Building Atrium | The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with hot and cold sandwiches, made from scratch soups, pre-made salads, house baked goods, Caffé Vita espresso, and a wide variety of beverages.

    Sullivan Hall | The Side Bar

    The sidebar offers grilled sandwiches, salads, made from scratch soups, pastries, assorted beverages and local espresso. Open 8am to 5pm.