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Food Services

Socrates Café, Plato II Go & EAGLES' LANDING (STARBUCKS)

6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Full service breakfast, coffee, juice and water Hot breakfast line with cooked-to-order options and continental breakfast
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Full service lunch, coffee, juice and water Deli, grill, self-serve hot bar, pizza, soups and full salad bar
Plato II Go 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m Tex-Mex menu selections  Nachos, quesadillas, burrito bowls & taco salads…and ice cream!
Eagles’ Landing 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Coffee and tea Proudly serving Starbucks brand coffees and teas, as well as chilled beverages.


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Located at one end of the CGUS (Center for Graduate & Undergraduate Studies), the Socrates Café dining area is an active place for students and the LIFE Community to eat, study or just socialize. The dining room has seating for more than 250, not including the Presidential Dining Room (PDR), which can be divided into two separate meeting areas. Additionally, the entire south wall of the Café opens to an inviting outdoor patio area with shaded seating areas featuring a fire pit, a reflection pool and calming water streams.

The dining room features high ceilings, natural lighting and booth seating with flat screen monitors that you can connect to your laptop. There are four flat screen displays in the center of the space that show news, sports and campus event calendars – there’s even a drop-down projection screen that can be used for event presentations and is often used for LIFE sporting events.

Affordable, healthy menu items are prepared to provide something for everyone, and when possible, include locally sourced and/or organically produced options. We strive to obtain as much produce and protein from local farmers and other vendors committed to sustainability and humane treatment of animals.

Plato II Go features our fresh, made-from-scratch Tex-Mex menu, as well as a variety of additional hot menu items.

Eagles’ Landing is our own Starbucks branded beverage stand, located down the main hall of CGUS. It serves all your favorite Starbucks beverages, both hot and cold.

For more info on Food Service operations, email

Food Services are closed on Graduation Day and during school breaks.

There are several established “Special Service Days” throughout the year, which include (but are not limited to) L.I.F.E. – LIFE Involvement and Fair Experience (formerly First Thursday), OSCEs, National Boards and Final Exam Week. During these periods, there may be adjusted openings for the venues, as well as reduced menu selections. Generally, Socrates selections will be limited to one soup (instead of three), salad bar, pizza, deli and grill items, with no prepared hot line.

Note: Food-allergic individuals, please be aware that we handle and prepare egg, milk, wheat, shellfish, soy, peanut, tree nut products and other potential allergens in our cafe and kitchen.


eBucks (formerly Eagle Dollars) is a declining balance money account and an easy way to budget your purchases in any of our Food Service venues, as well as the Library. Add funds to your Eagle Card online at: and then present your card for services at the Library, Socrates Café, Plato II Go or Eagles’ Landing. For more info on eBucks, email


Welcome to Life University Dining! Our mission is to be your first stop for all catering services and to provide you with exceptional quality, exceptional service and a creative cutting-edge culinary experience. Whether planning a simple breakfast or an upscale executive luncheon, you will find all of our most popular menu selections online. Click to get started!

Catering and Meal Voucher Process.


Menus in Socrates Café are seasonal and regional, with items freshly-made and featuring clean-label ingredients and sourcing from local and regional organic farmers and vendors. Entrees, soups and sauces are prepared by hand and from scratch in the Café kitchen. Most-requested items, such as breakfast eggs, are cage-free; burgers are fresh and locally grass fed.

Pizzas are a Café specialty with fresh, creative toppings and a chargrilled crust. Each week, the calzones of the day are also offered, and the menus change, highlighting guest and chef favorites, seasonal specials and accommodating many preferences: dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, locally grown, vegan, vegetarian, wild-caught, organic and sustainable. Socrates Café is about choice, quality and excellent service.

Natural lighting reduces energy consumption and promotes a more calming atmosphere. A two-story wall on the east/southeast side of the Café offers beautiful views and less need to use energy. Outdoors, foliage replaces concrete where possible to create a more inviting area and decrease runoff. Environmentally-friendly disposable products are used in the Café and during catering functions. These non-traditional foodservice products use the fewest virgin, non-renewable resources possible.

Socrates Café was constructed according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, a third-party certification program used by architects, engineers, interior designers, construction managers and other officials to effectively build according to environmental sustainability. This means that in all facets of the project from planning, development and construction, the environment was a top priority.