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19 Eliot Street
Cambridge , MA 02138


M-F, Hot Breakfast 7-9:45am; Continental 9:45-11am; Lunch 11:30am-2pm; Serving Pizza, Deli Bar Sandwiches, International Hot Buffet, PHO Station, Salad & Soups; 2-3pm Light Snacks


Serie DeMelo
  • Baked goods & pastries
  • Grab n' go salads / sandwiches
  • Hot breakfast / oatmeal
  • Hot entrees
  • Made-to-order sandwiches
  • Pizza
  • Salad bar
  • Soups & chilis
  • World cuisines

From Jan 6-Jan 17 the cafe will be open 7am-2pm (closing one hour early than normal) and will have limited lunch selections. 

  • January 2nd and 3rd serving Continental Breakfast (7-11:30am), Lunch (11:30am-2pm) with a limited menu of Grab and go deli sandwiches, Pizza, Hot Soups and Salad Platters
  • Monday, Jan 6th through Friday, Jan 17th the café hours and offerings are below:
    • Full Service Breakfast - 7-9:45am
    • Continental Breakfast – 9:45-11:00am
    • Limited Lunch Menu – 11:30am -2:00pm – Serving Pizza, Deli Bar Sandwiches, International Hot Buffet, PHO Station, Salad & Soups. Please note that we will make adjustments to the menus base on the business needs.

The Café resumes  normal business hours on Tuesday, January 21.


Dining at the Harvard Kennedy School is as diverse as the community who studies and works there. A range of hot and cold breakfast selections is available until 9:45am. Lunch service runs from 11:30am-2:30pm. Light snacks are available in the interim periods. The HKS Café has extensive seating, but you can also take lunch outside to nearby JFK Park for a lovely break in the day.

We can also support your catering needs with a menu perfect for any event or any budget, big or small. Our catering menu, with a core of popular ideas for any time of day, is available on EMS. But that's just a starting point! Let our team of catering professionals work with you directly to develop a menu suitable to your particular needs and tastes – we love to get creative with you! Contact Danielle Storella, Catering Sales Manager, at 617.496-6231 or