Dining and food service

Food for your child

Children’s Hospital has room service for patients. Children may order any item off the menu in their room between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. by dialing (414) 266-3663. There is no charge for patient food. Your child’s food order will be delivered to his or her room within 45 minutes. Parents may leave a recorded message between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. to order their child’s meals for the following day. Some food items may not be allowed if a doctor has limited your child’s diet. If you have questions about your child’s meals, ask to see a dietitian. We do not automatically send food trays to patient rooms. However, we do check on children at meal times to make sure they have placed an order. For information about ordering food, call the Nutrition Services Department at (414) 266-3663. Do not give your child any food without consulting your child’s nurse.

Parent meal program

Children’s Hospital offers a meal program for parents or caregivers who can’t leave their child’s room. Parents can buy room service meal tickets in denominations of $2 at Children’s Hospital’s retail food locations and the Gift Shop. Tickets can be used to buy snacks and meals from room service. Tickets are non-refundable.

Retail food locations

Children’s Hospital offers a variety of dining options for our patient families and visitors. More information is available at any Welcome Center. Children’s Hospital wants our kids to be the healthiest in the nation. To help achieve this goal, we encourage patients, their families and our staff to make healthy food choices. We offer a discount on specially-marked healthy food items.

Many of our menus change weekly. Check out your dining options below.

  • Cafeteria (lower level) -- Open 6 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. daily
    See this week's menu, and the nutritional value of your selected items
  • Skywalk Deli (2nd floor, Clinics Building) -- CLOSED. The deli is closed for several weeks and will reopen as a Subway later this summer. It will have a complete Subway menu, including breakfast items.
  • Coffee Cabana (2nd floor, Clinics Building) -- Open 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
    See our everyday menu
  • Cafe West (1st floor) -- Open 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
    See our everyday menu| See our breakfast menu

Vending machines

Vending machines are located throughout the building.