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Dining

Grab a napkin, because we’re serving up some of the best dishes you’ll find around.


UL Lafayette’s dining services offer high-quality food with a focus on comfort and healthy options. So tackle a salad bar or savor some shrimp and grits—there’s always a meal that will hit the spot.

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Find Your Meal Plan

We have several meal plans to choose from, each designed to fit your needs based on how often you eat on campus. Choose the plan that's right for you.

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Cafeteria-style Dining

Cypress Lake Dining Room brings together expertise in culinary arts, wellness, and sustainability to offer a wide variety of fresh food options designed to satisfy everyone's appetite with choices that rival your favorite restaurants.

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Chains & Restaurants

Chick fil A®, Pizza Hut®, and McAlister’s® are just a few of the familiar destinations you’ll find spread throughout campus that are sure to satisfy.

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Cafés with Unique Selections

Relax and enjoy a meal at Café Fleur-de-Lis or Lagniappe Café for a one-of-a kind experience. From Cajun and Creole dishes to Asian fusion, you'll have a range of options in a quiet, more intimate atmosphere.

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Coffee & Quick Stops

When coffee is life and you’re in need of a pick-me-up, swing by The Brew in the Student Union for Starbucks® or Jazzman’s Café in Dupré Library. Both have signature flavors and options to enjoy that will give you the boost you need to take on the day.

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Student-Athlete Focused

Training Table is our secondary dining room that was created to provide high-performance meals for our student-athletes. Our chefs and athletic coaches have designed these meals to aid in the recovery and training of our Ragin Cajun Athletes. Located near Cajun Field, this dining room is available for any student on the Cajun Performance Meal Plan.

Sustainable Dining Practices

UL Lafayette is dedicated to reducing the amount of waste we produce in every aspect of our campus environment. Our dining areas do not include straws, plastic bags, trays, or Styrofoam. To-go meals are served in a green, reusable Good to Geaux containers. Second Harvest picks up our leftovers at the end of the day every day to feed those in need. We also oversee composting efforts to ensure all our waste is disposed of as environmentally safe as possible.

Learn about the Good to Geaux program
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Meeting Your Needs

Campus Cupboard is a free resource for students and staff who require short-term help to meet their food needs. The shelves are filled with canned goods and other nonperishables, the results of campus food drives, and donations from individuals, and student and community organizations. 

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