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:
  • Soup and Salad Bar: Aquaponics lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, ancient grains, fresh fruit and vegetarian proteins

  • The Sandwich Bar: Hot and cold sandwiches

  • The Grill: Breakfast, lunch and dinner options

  • Around the World: Ethnic cuisine

  • Waubesa Wok: Asian cuisine

  • MySmart Choice station: Healthy meals for calorie-conscious eaters

  • Farm to Table: Wisconsin favorites

  • Cold Beverages and Grab and Go: Sparkling and vitamin waters, milk, teas, diet sodas, sandwiches and snacks

  • Vegan and Gluten-Free Station: Foods for special diet requests

  • Condiments: House-made dressings and sauces

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.


Free Kids Meals

UW Health is a Summer Food Service Program site and offers healthful, kid-friendly meals from June through August to any child or adolescent ages 1 to 18 years. Meals are served within the Four Lakes Café and the American Family Children’s Hospital’s Farmers Market Café.


Food and Beverage Policy


Frequently asked questions about UW Health and American Family Children's Hospital Food and Beverage Policy


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.