Dining Options

Patient nutrition and visitor dining options

Dining and Meal Services

Wholesome, nourishing and well-balanced meals are an important part of your treatment and recovery. Mount Auburn Hospital makes every effort to provide nutritious meals that are prepared according to your doctor’s orders.

Room Service

Our Room Service Program gives you greater control over the timing and content of your meals during your stay with us. After reviewing your choices, dial phone ext. 3663 (FOOD) to speak with a member of our staff. The nutrition clerk will take your selections and contact our kitchen to place the order.

Our patient meal room service is at your service from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm daily.

You may request a meal at any time during our room service hours. Upon request, meal boxes and pre-cooked meals are available for after-hours dining.

If you’re scheduled for a special test or treatment, your nurse or doctor will tell you when you can receive a meal. At the appropriate time, you can call us from your room at ext. 3663 to ask for your meal to be delivered.

Please note that if you are on a special diet prescribed by your doctor, our nutrition clerks will offer you a range of food substitutions.

In special cases, a family member also may order a meal delivered to your room.

Meal and Snack Options for Visitors 

Your family members and visitors can enjoy several choices for meals and snacks.


Our cafeteria provides hot entrees, beverages and snacks for purchase. Dining choices include a made-to-order grill and deli counter:

Cafeteria hours (weekdays only):

  • 7:00 am to 10:00 am, Breakfast
  • 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Lunch
  • 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Dinner

Find the cafeteria on the second floor of the Needham building.

The Stanton Café

Our Stanton Café offers freshly made paninis, deli sandwiches, gourmet salads, pastries, desserts and Starbucks coffee.

Café hours:

  • 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, seven days per week

Find the Stanton Café in the main lobby of the Stanton Building.

Micro Market

Located next to the cafeteria, our innovative micro-market offers a variety of snacks, beverages, pre-packaged salads and sandwiches, coffee, and convenience items 24/7.

Vending Machines

You and your visitors may purchase snacks and beverages at our vending machines. Find vending at these locations:

  • In the Emergency Department waiting area
  • Second floor of the Needham building by the center elevators