American Family Children's Hospital

Cafeteria and Dining

Dining at University Hospital
Four Lakes Cafe
University Hospital's cafeteria, The Four Lakes Café, is located at H4/1 on the first floor of University Hospital. 
Hours: Monday-Friday, 6am-7pm
Weekends/Holidays: 6:30am-6:30pm
The Four Lakes Café at University Hospital includes the following food stations:
  • Governor's Grill
    Made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner items
  • Waubesa Wok
    Freshly prepared, made-to-order Asian cuisine
  • Around the World
    Different ethnic cuisine featured for one to two weeks at a time
  • Four Lakes Favorites
    Comfort foods
  • Bascom Hill Bakery
    Muffins, bars, cookies, pastries, hot cobbler and bread pudding
  • Big Ham on Campus
    Hot and cold made-to-order sandwiches
  • Farmer's Market
    Salad bar (make your own or order one to go) and hot hor d'oeuvres (chicken wings, fried cheese curds and jalapeno poppers) are also available.
  • Frozen Yogurt
    Soft-serve frozen yogurt is available, with two flavors offered each day.
Mendota Market
Mendota Market
The Mendota Market is the hospital's convenience store, located on the first floor near the cafeteria. It features:
  • Starbucks coffee
  • Babcock Hall ice cream
  • Pizza, calzones and a deli counter
  • Groceries and convenience store items

The Mendota Market is open 24 hours a day, Monday-Friday; from midnight to 4pm and 6pm to midnight, Saturday; and from midnight to 6:30am and from 6:30pm to midnight, Sunday and holidays.

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The Coffee Corner


For a coffee shop atmosphere, stop by The Coffee Corner for lattes, hot and iced cappuccino and other specialties.


Located on the second floor in the Clinics Lobby of University Hospital, The Coffee Corner is open from 7am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Atrium Cafe

Atrium Café


The Atrium Café is located on the third floor near the operating rooms of University Hospital (D6/331).


The Atrium serves a variety of hot and cold food items and is open from 6:30am-7pm, Monday-Friday.

Gift Cards for University Hospital Dining Locations
When family or friends are caring for a loved one in the hospital, you can help by purchasing a gift card good at any of the University Hospital or American Family Children's Hospital dining locations. The card will enable them to purchase meals for themselves without having to worry.
Dining Around the Hospital
Restaurant dining options abound near University Hospital and throughout Madison. For more information, contact the hospital information desks at (608) 263-0315.
The Isthmus, Madison's arts and entertainment weekly, also publishes an updated Dining Guide, including restaurant reviews, locations and phone numbers.