19 Eliot Street
Cambridge , MA 02138 42° 22' 28.794" N, 71° 7' 11.0568" W


M-F, Full Service Breakfast, 8-10am; Continental 10-11:30am; Lunch 11:30am-2pm; Serving Pizza, Deli Bar Sandwiches, Hot Entrees, Rice Bowls, Salad & Soups


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

HKS is a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant!

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.

The lunchtime menu includes a variety of thin and thick crust pizzas, classic and specialty deli sandwiches, American grill classics, an extensive salad bar with soups, a daily destination international street food, and a climate-friendly entirely plant-based station.

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!


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 Serie DeMelo, General Manager, 617-494-5789 at