Northstar Cafe | St. Lawrence University

Northstar Cafe

Northstar Cafe will be closing nightly at 10pm for the Spring Semester


April 19th – April 30th CLOSED

May 1st – May 5th Open to faculty, staff and all non-Phase 0 students (Phase 0 students must get their meals at Dana)

May 1st 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - Dinner only

May 2nd 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

May 3rd – May 5th 8:00 a.m. – Midnight

May 6th – July 8th   

(For the hours listed below - The Coffee Shop and Jacks are open the entire time - NS Cafe counter service available from 4pm - 11:30pm only)

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – Midnight  **Counter service available from 4pm to 11:30pm only

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – Midnight  **Counter service available from 4pm to 11:30pm only

Sunday: Noon - Midnight  **Counter service available from 4pm to 11:30pm only

July 9th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. **No counter service

All hours are subject to change.

What's New at the Northstar Cafe?

  • There is a new online ordering system called GET food
    • You will need to download the app to be able to order food and coffee at Northstar Cafe
  • All food will be served in disposable containers
  • Northstar Cafe will have one entrance and one exit
  • We are opening earlier on Sundays
  • We have external card readers for your university ID that YOU will swipe, so no need to pass your card to our cashier
  • There is a new queuing system in the service are to allow for social distancing
  • We have added extra staffing to sanitize all high touch points throughout the service hours
  • There are 45 seats available inside
  • There are 40 seats available under a tent outside the Student Center

The Northstar Cafe has 2 new partners:

  • Paesan's Pizza of Albany, NY - a family run business since 1994, to offer our guests a delicious, Brooklyn style 10" pizza
  • Old World Provisions of Troy, NY - to offer a true New York delicatessen, with four generations of experience starting on the streets of NYC in 1950.  This deli meat will be served at Northstar Cafe and Time Out.

Through our coffee partner, Sun Coffee Roaster, we will be offering a new line of canned organic tea drinks from Teatulia.  You can find these tea drinks at Northstar Cafe, Time Out and Johnson Grab & Go

Located on the lower level of the Sullivan Student Center, the Northstar Café offers three distinct concepts in one convenient location. 

There’s a main serving area featuring made to order deli sandwiches, home-style soups, breakfast all day, your favorite grilled items, quesadillas, wraps, a stone hearth pizza station, and more.  Jack’s Corner, which includes grocery items, grab and go salads, snack foods and beverages; and a Sun Coffee Roasters coffee bar featuring specialty coffees, blender drinks.

As mentioned above, we have a new online ordering system called GET food.  We are no longer taking paper orders.  If you have not downloaded the app, we will have a selection of pre-made foods available for you to pick up and go. 

Students can use meal exchanges for specials at the Cafe. 

Breakfast Meal Exchange ($7.25)  - Students can choose (1) one of the following options:

1. (1) Cup of Cereal and (1) half pint of milk

2. (1) Breakfast Pastry

3. (1) Bagel with (1) cream cheese

4. (1) Bagel Sandwich with (1) egg and American Cheese with a choice of ham, turkey bacon, pork sausage or veggie sausage, or no protein option

Lunch Meal Exchange ($9.25) - Your choice of (1) daily lunch special

Dinner Meal Exchange ($13.50) - Your choice of (1) daily dinner special and (1) dessert of the day

All above options come with (1) whole fruit and (1) of the following beverages - medium (16oz) fountain beverage, half pint of milk, bottle of SLU Water

Whether you’re looking for a quick grab-and-go snack or complete meal, the Café is sure to have it!


All Day

  • Cheddar Broccoli Soup Vegetarian
    Contains: DairySoyWheat
  • Turkey Tortellini Soup
    Contains: EggsDairySoyWheat
  • Beef Chili Gluten Free


Dining Special

  • Option 1 - Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
    Contains: DairyWheat
    with French Fries
  • Option 2 - Soy Chicken Parmesan Sandwich Vegetarian
    Contains: DairySoyWheat
    Served with french fries
  • Option 3 - Choice of Pre-made Salads and a Small Soup


Dining Special

  • Option 1 - The Saints Bowl
    Contains: DairyWheat
    Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy and shredded cheese
  • Option 2 - The "Saintly" Bowl Vegetarian
    Contains: DairySoyWheat
    Made with Vegetarian Chicken Nuggets
  • Option 3 - Choice of Pre-made Salads and a Small Soup