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Dining Locations & Hours

Please consult the COVID-19 website for revised hours and additional information.

Sharples Dining Hall | Essie Mae's Snack Bar | Kohlberg Coffee Bar | Science Center Coffee Bar


Sharples Dining Hall

Sharples is Swarthmore’s full service dining hall, a place where our community gathers to dine together. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sharples offers a delicious and varied selection of fresh, locally sourced food as well as gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options at every meal.

All students on a meal plan will have their card swiped upon entering Sharples. Any students not on a meal plan must pay with a credit card (cash is not accepted), or show a bagged meal that they will be eating. Guests are always welcome, and we encourage you to invite your friends and family to dine with us. The rates for guests dining in Sharples are $5.75 for breakfast, $10.00 for lunch, $12.50 dinner. Sharples Dining Hall will also no longer handle cash payments for dining, but meals, Swat Points, Dining Dollars, Garnet Cash, and credit cards are all still accepted.

Sharples also offers three small, private dining rooms available for meetings. These rooms may be reserved online on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Crumb Cafe

Sharples is also home to The Crumb Cafe (formerly Paces), located in the West Dining Room. The Crumb Cafe is a student-run late-night venue, open from 9 p.m. to midnight seven nights a week and serving sandwiches, finger foods, smoothies, milkshakes and more. For more information, visit The Crumb Cafe Facebook page.

Sharples Dining Hall Hours - ACADEMIC Year

Meal Hours:


7:30–9:30 a.m.

7:30–9:30 a.m.


Continental Breakfast

9:30–10:30 a.m.

9:30–10:30 a.m.

10–11 a.m.


10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lite Lunch

1:30–4 p.m.

1:30–4 p.m.

1:30–4 p.m.


4–8 p.m.

4–7 p.m.

4–7 p.m.

Essie Mae's Snack Bar

Essie mae

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Essie Mae’s. We offer an array of breakfast selections, including omelets, breakfast sandwiches, fresh-baked local bagels, assorted pastries, organic granola, cereals, yogurt, and fresh fruit. Enjoy our Fair Trade Coffee, juices, milk, and a large variety of teas.

For lunch and dinner, we make sandwiches fresh to order in our deli, offer meat and meatless items from the grill, and serve your favorite comfort foods, including chicken fingers, buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks, and fries. There is a colorful salad bar and a daily hot soup selection at lunch. We also have a variety of candy, ice cream, and sweet and savory snacks available all day. We carry gluten–free products, and vegetarian and vegan menu options are available throughout the day at every meal. 

Essie Mae's Snack Bar Hours - ACADEMIC year
Days of Week Hours
Monday - Friday 8–10:30 pm.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Kohlberg Coffee Bar

Kohlberg Coffee Bar

Kohlberg Coffee Bar serves locally roasted coffee and espresso, chai and organic teas, juices, sodas and smoothies. Our pastries, bagels and pretzels are locally baked daily, and we carry a variety of candies and snacks. For lunch, enjoy our homemade soups, delicious sandwiches and salads, and a selection of Indian dishes delivered hot from a local restaurant. Kohlberg Coffee Bar is open to the public and accepts cash, credit cards, Dining Dollars, Swat Points and Garnet Cash.

Kohlberg Coffee Bar Hours - ACADEMIC year
Days of Week Hours
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Science Center Coffee Bar

Science Center coffee bar

The Science Center Coffee Bar features locally roasted coffee and espresso as well as seasonal hot apple cider, organic teas, chai, hot cocoa, sodas, and iced-blended drinks. We also offer a wide assortment of baked goods and candies. Lunch features freshly made sandwiches, salads, and soup, and fresh sushi and Chinese food options are delivered daily from a local restaurant. The Science Center Coffee Bar is open to the public and accepts cash, credit cards, Dining Dollars, Swat Points, and Garnet Cash.

Science Center Coffee Bar Hours - ACADEMIC year
Days of Week Hours
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.–Midnight
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m.–10 p.m.