Commons Café

Commons Café


  • Café Closed  May 20-19
  • Commons will be closed for the weekend.
  • Breakfast  May 20-24, Closed
  • Brunch  May 20-24, Closed
  • Lunch  May 20-24, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Commons will be open Monday-Friday, 11:30am-1:30pm for the summer.
  • Dinner  May 20-24, Closed
  • Late Night  May 20-24, Closed
  • Melange  May 20-24, Closed
  • Daily Planet  May 20-24, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Ovens  May 20-24, Closed
  • Grill  May 20-24, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Classics  May 20-24, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Café Closed  May 25-26
  • Commons will be closed Saturday & Sunday for summer.

Next Week's Special Hours

  • Breakfast  May 27-31, Closed
  • Lunch  May 27-31, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Dinner  May 27-31, Closed
  • Late Night  May 27-31, Closed
  • Daily Planet  May 27-31, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Grill  May 27-31, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Classics  May 27-31, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Café Closed  June 1-2
  • Commons will be open Monday-Friday 11:30am-1:30pm.

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Weekly Schedule

  • Breakfast     Mon-Fri, 7:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Brunch     Sat-Sun, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Lunch     Mon-Fri, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Dinner     Mon-Sun, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Late Night     Mon-Fri, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Melange     Mon-Fri, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Melange     Mon-Sun, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Daily Planet     Mon-Fri, 7:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Daily Planet     Mon-Fri, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Daily Planet     Mon-Fri, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Ovens     Mon-Fri, 7:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Ovens     Mon-Fri, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Grill     Mon-Fri, 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Grill     Mon-Fri, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Classics     Mon-Fri, 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Classics     Mon-Fri, 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 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,
Jesse Fairman, Executive Chef,

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 — 2023-24 Coming soon!

Commuter Cash



Daily Planet North

  • reg.8.25
(tree nuts) Grilled chicken, mushrooms, carrots, bell peppers, snap peas, bok choy, white rice, tamarind sauce, cashew papaya salad
  • reg.8.25
(soy, tree nuts) Tofu, mushrooms, carrots, bell peppers, snap peas, bok choy, white rice, tamarind sauce, cashew papaya salad


  • reg.7.95
Grilled beef, onions, cilantro, aji verde, pico de gallo, corn tortillas, Spanish rice, black beans
  • reg.7.95
Roasted sweet potatoes, onions, cilantro, aji verde, pico de gallo, corn tortillas, Spanish rice, black beans
  • reg.2.35


  • reg.3.00
Chicken, broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, onions, celery, garlic, wild rice