M-R, 8 am to 2:30pm, F, 8am-2pm (lunch ends at 1:30pm)
Laurie Torf, Associate Director for Retail Operations
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). Coming soon, extended hours for the coffee bar, serving expresso-based coffee drinks, pastries, and grab-n-go selections (2:30-6:30pm).
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
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.
At the Northwest Café, we keep the community brewing with Peet's coffee, and a variety of breakfast, lunch and light snack options. The café has plenty of seating, but you might also enjoy dining on the lawn in front of the Museum of Natural History, before or after your visit there! Be sure to take advantage of our reusable mug discount!
Catering services are also available for functions being held in the building. See our menu.
The SEC Café is located centrally in the the Science & Engineering Complex on Level 1, just west of the main atrium. Surrounded by indoor and outdoor seating, SEC is a bright and welcoming space for gathering and a great meal.
M-F, (coffee/tea/drinks) 7:30-8 a.m., Full-Service Breakfast 8-10 am, Continental 10-11:30 am; Lunch 11:30 am-2 pm; Grab and Go snacks M-TH until 4 pm, Friday until 3 pm
Take a break from the bustle of the Harvard Longwood campus to stop by Sebastian's Café, where we offer everything from a light breakfast to a hearty lunch to a midday snack to tide you through the workday.
Breakfast includes a selection of hot and cold items, including eggs, breakfast meats, pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals and more.
Lunch includes a salad bar of 50+ items, pizza, grill items, a daily global bowl, snacks, baked goods and more.