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MCAD Café and Micro Market

Whether you need a full meal or just a coffee, the MCAD Café has you covered. The Café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the academic year, offering a wide variety of fresh food options. The staff can accommodate those with special dietary needs and preferences such as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diners. The Café is always striving to use sustainable and ethical practices. 

A Micro Market is located in the Café and offers a wide variety of items including sushi, sandwiches, heat-and-serve meals, beverages, and snacks. The self-serve market is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Credit/debit cards and MCAD Café flex meal cards are accepted.

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Resident Student Dining Plan

While MCAD’s residential apartments provide fully equipped kitchens, MCAD also has an on-campus café and Micro-Market serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and meal kits daily during the academic year. To promote healthy eating habits, and to provide a convenient method to pay for meals, students who live in MCAD housing are required to buy a declining-balance meal card. The plan will be charged each semester along with tuition and MCAD apartment rent.

Dining plan is subject to change.

Food from the MCAD Cafe

Other Food Options

If you like to cook, convenient campus shuttles make regular trips to nearby grocery stores. MCAD's on-campus apartments offer full kitchens, including refrigerators, ovens, and stovetops.

If you like to eat out or cook in, campus is two blocks from the famous Eat Street on Nicollet Avenue, which boasts more than fifty destinations for eating out or grocery shopping. To name a few stores within walking distance of MCAD's campus:

  • Aldi Foods
    2601 Lyndale Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Shuang Hur Supermarket Minneapolis
    2712 Nicollet Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • The Wedge Co-op
    2105 Lyndale Ave South 
    Minneapolis, MN 55405

Here are just a few of students’ favorite food spots:

Food Support 

Some of these costs can cause stress and impact your academic success and personal well-being. Help comes in a variety of forms. 

MCAD has established an Emergency Parachute Fund. Available to current MCAD students, this fund provides limited financial assistance to students who are unable to meet essential expenses.

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