Snack or meal options

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The Library has a Patron Lounge on the lower level, equipped with a refrigerator, coffee machine, hot and cold filtered water and other supplies.  If you wish to bring your lunch or a snack, you may use this room for breaks.  There are comfortable sofas, tables and chairs, and a power strip for charging your devices.

We are sometimes asked to recommend places nearby where one can buy coffee, snacks or lunch. Here are a few suggestions in the area :

1. A coffee shop / cafe is available in Richmond Hall, offering coffee and tea, some meals and snacks.  Visitors need to have a personal or guest Library card to have access to the building (for more information, please ask at the Circulation Desk).  Please note that payment at the cafe must be made using a credit or debit card — no cash will be accepted.  Normal open hours for the Richmond Hall cafe are :

Sept – May
8:00 am – 10:30 am, Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri breakfast
11:30 am – 2:00 pm, Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri lunch
On Wed, Community Lunch only
Closed Sat and Sun

June – Aug
11:30 am – 2:00 pm, Mon – Thurs lunch
Closed Fri – Sun


Drive or walk north on Brook Road to the corner of Bellevue (green arrow on map) and turn left

2. Northside Grille, at 1217 Bellevue : serves lunch and dinner, and a weekend brunch

and Enoteca Sogno at 1223 Bellevue : dinners only, Tues-Sat, Italian dining and wines

and Little House Green Grocery at 1227 Bellevue : organic produce and artisanal food items

3. Zorba’s Express Pizza and Subs, at 4026 MacArthur : serves lunch and dinner, take-away

4. Dot’s Back Inn Diner at 4030 MacArthur : serves breakfast, lunch and dinner

5. The Mill, at 4023 MacArthur : lunch and dinner daily, plus Sat and Sun brunch

and Mi Jalisco, at 4019 MacArthur : Mexican style lunch and dinner

6. Stir Crazy, at 4015 MacArthur : coffee house, also serves lunch sandwiches and baked goods

and Demi’s Mediterranean at 4017 MacArthur : open for dinner Tues-Sun

7. Nutall’s Market, at 4010 MacArthur : small neighborhood grocery, sells drinks and snacks

8. Kitchen 64, at 3336 N. Boulevard : breakfast, lunch and dinner (popular and often crowded)

9. To the Tres Machos restaurant at 2313 Westwood (continue down Westwood about 5 minutes by car) : lunch and dinner daily, casual Mexican