HDS Commons

Harvard Divinity School, Swartz Hall
45 Francis Ave.
Cambridge , MA 02138 42° 22' 28.794" N, 71° 7' 11.0568" W


Academic Year M-R, 8am-6:30pm, F, 8am-2pm (lunch ends at 1:30pm); Spring Semester last day of service: May 17
  • Baked goods & pastries
  • Espresso-based coffee drinks
  • Grab n' go salads / sandwiches
  • Grab n' go yogurt & fruits
  • Hot breakfast / oatmeal
  • Made-to-order sandwiches
  • Soups & chilis

In the beautiful, new Swartz Hall, the HDS Commons invites you to connect with your community over a delicious meal.  Offering hot and cold breakfast selections (8-10:00am), made-to-order lunch items(11:30am-1:30pm), and coffee and grab-n-go (8am-2:30pm).  Monday through Thursday, you can also enjoy xtended hours for the coffee bar, serving espresso-based coffee drinks, pastries, and grab-n-go selections (2:30-6:30pm).

At breakfast, the cafe features a traditional breakfast grill of hot cereals, eggs, breakfast meats, baked goods and pastries, fresh fruit and yogurts, and freshly brewed Peet's coffees and teas.

At lunch, offerings include grain or greens bowls, with specialties such as the Evergreen, Burrito, Mezze or Caribbean bowl, or a custom version based on your choice of green or whole grain bases, a range of vegetable and protein toppings, and homemade dressings. Options always include choices for a plant-forward or plant-based meal.

Classic lunch grill items such as burgers and chicken are also available. Snacks, bottled beverages and grab-n-go selections round out the offerings.

View the menu and ingredients online.

Interested in a Meal Plan?

Any Harvard graduate or professional school students may elect to purchase a declining balance meal plan for use in designated Harvard University Dining Services Campus Cafes. Recognizing that food is a universal connector, the meal plan was established to foster and nourish your community experience. Nothing is as unifying as a shared meal! Learn more and enroll!