Commons Café

Commons Café


  • Dinner  June 8, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Commons will be open for dinner 6 PM-7:30 PM
  • Breakfast  June 9, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Commons will be open for breakfast 8 AM-9:30 AM
  • Breakfast  June 10, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Commons will be open for breakfast from 8 AM- 9:30 AM
  • Breakfast  June 11, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Commons will be open for breakfast from 8 AM-11 AM

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Weekly Schedule

  • Lunch     Mon-Fri, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Lunch @ Taqueria     Tue-Fri, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Lunch @ Daily Planet     Mon-Fri, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Lunch @ Ovens     Tue-Fri, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Lunch @ The Grill     Mon-Fri, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Lunch @ The Deli     Mon-Fri, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Located in the Gray Campus Center, Commons is the main dining facility on campus.  During the academic year, Commons is open 7 days a week and welcomes student, staff, faculty, and campus visitors to experience our made-from-scratch cooking, abundant salad bar, and house baked goods.  Jump start your morning with a made-to-order breakfast sandwich, fresh pastries, fresh seasonal fruit, or a hearty breakfast special from the grill.   Lunch features our taqueria, made to order deli sandwiches, comfort food at Daily Planet, hand tossed pizza, made from scratch soups, and a selection of desserts.  At dinner, guests have the option to create their own dish at either Carve or Rice Bowl station, or chose from scratch made pasta dishes, delectable vegan/vegetarian entrees, or a made to order item from our grill station.  Our salad bar always features produce sourced from local farms, fresh fruit, and a variety of composed salads.  In a hurry?  Check out our healthy options in our grab n go area. 

Transact Mobile Ordering App FAQ

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about our online ordering app, Transact. If your question is not answered here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] For more information about Bon Appetit at Reed College, the food we are offering, or some of the important changes we have made to ensure our cafés are as safe as possible, please use the link on the main page of the Transact app.

Just Ask

Do you have a specific question about nutrition or the foods that are served in your Bon Appétit café? Just ask a Manager. We’d love to chat with you and discuss your needs. Want to set up a discussion, or need to contact us directly? Here you go.

Michael Bucuvalas, General Manager, [email protected]
Jesse Fairman, Executive Chef, [email protected]

Meal Plans

We offer a variety of meal plans to fit your lifestyle. The meal plans operate on a declining balance or debit system. Depending on the plan selected, students begin each semester with a set amount of meal plan dollars or “points”. Students then draw down on their balance as they purchase food. If a student runs out of points they can add additional money throughout the semester. To inquire about meal plan sign-ups or more information, please stop by the Bon Appétit office or the Res Life office.

Learn more about Meal Plan options –

Reed College Meal Plans

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Tuna, provolone, arugula, bread and butter pickles, served on sourdough

Daily Planet North

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Roasted chicken, basmati rice, parsnips, carrots, bell peppers, onions, ginger, fresh herbs, coconut curry
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Roasted tofu, basmati rice, parsnips, carrots, bell peppers, onions, ginger, fresh herbs, coconut curry


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Fish sticks, coleslaw, tartar sauce
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Chick'n tenders, coleslaw, tartar sauce.
SIDES: French Fries

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Serving Students with Food Allergies and Celiac Disease

The dining services team is well-trained in food allergy awareness and offer a number of options for students with food allergies and celiac disease. This includes communication about and modification to existing menu items, special preparation of menu items, and access to special products as agreed upon with students.

Daily menus for each café can be accessed at Menu items that are appropriate options for most students with celiac disease are labeled as “made without gluten-containing ingredients” and can be filtered to streamline searching using the dietary preferences filter. Top-9 allergens are included in menu names and/or descriptions whenever possible. For more on eating with a food allergy in our café, visit this page. Further questions about ingredients can be answered by our trained managers/chefs on-site.

In addition, Reed College offers Carve, where meals a crafted with food-allergic guests in mind. All options are prepared with care using whole foods without the top-9 allergens plus gluten. This space also serves as an area to keep allergen friendly products such as breads and non-dairy alternatives. If you need additional assistance our team works with students to craft personalized meals meeting their dietary needs.

For questions about these services or to request food allergy accommodations, students should contact:

Michael Bucuvalas, General Manager
[email protected]
(503) 777-7370

Jess Gibson, Disability and Access Resources
[email protected]

(503) 517-7689

Eat Right — For You



When it comes to wellness, Bon Appétit’s focus is on simple, delicious food — that happens to be good for you. To support long-term health, we are bringing more plants to menus every day in a craveable way, while emphasizing healthy cooking techniques. When healthy food tastes good, nourishing your body and mind becomes the easy choice.

Our wellness commitments

Food Allergies

We serve thousands of guests with food allergies and sensitivities safely in our cafés every day. Our chefs, managers, and dietitians work closely with our food-allergic guests to create reasonable solutions to help them eat what they love. If you have questions about eating for your dietary needs in our cafés, reach out to us: we’ll gladly meet with you.

Food allergies & sensitivities