Illini Union Dining offers so many tasty choices, it's hard to make a decision about where to satisfy your taste buds! Scroll down to check out all Union and campus dining options.

All the Illini Union restaurants are available to cater your next function. Email to set up your order.


During break periods, all dining will have altered hours. Please click to see all dining and Union building hours. NOT ACTIVE YET

Union Restaurants

Einstein Brothers Bagels

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Bagels have never been so versatile! Dine on everything from turkey wraps to bagel dogs to egg sandwiches. Don't forget to grab a cup of Darn Good Coffee in the morning to start the day off.


Lower Level

Mon-Thur | 8am-3pm
Fri | 8am-1pm
Sat/Sun | closed

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

We make eating better easy breezy with fresh, made-to-order smoothies, wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads that instantly boost your mood.


Main Level SW Wing

Mon-Thur | 10am-6pm
Fri | 10am-4pm
Sat/Sun | 11am-4pm

Just Bee Acai

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What is Acai? It is a fruit that come directly from açaí palm trees. These small, dark-purple berries pack a nutrient punch with a whole host of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. 


Main Level SW Wing

Fall 2022

Sun & Mon | CLOSED
Tues & Wed | 11am-3:30pm
Thur | 2-6pm
Fri | 11am-3:30pm
Sat | 10am-2pm

Starbucks at the Union

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Enjoy a cup of coffee with the company that has been around since 1971. Starbucks Coffee Company now has a convenient location at the Illini Union Courtyard Café! Grab a drink or treat on the go, or sit and enjoy your time in the brand new state of the art café.

Have a meeting in the Illini Union? Starbucks can cater your meeting/event. Order online today!


Main Level Courtyard Café

Everyday | 7am-6pm

Campus Dining Cafes

Einstein Brothers Bagels

Einstein Brothers Bagels

Vet Med:
Mon-Thur | 7am-2pm 
Fri | 7am-1pm
Sat/Sun | closed

Mon-Thur | 8:30am-3pm
Fri | 8:30am-1pm
Sat/Sun | closed

Closed - TBD

Willard Airport: 
Dependent on flight statuses

Espresso Royale

Espresso Royale

BIF (Cafe Kopi):
Mon-Fri | 8am-8pm
Sat | closed
Sun | Noon-8pm

Grainger Library:
Mon-Fri | 8am-Midnight
Sat/Sun | 11am-11pm

Campus Inst. Facility (CIF): 
Mon-Fri | 8am-5pm
Sat/Sun | TBD


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Illini Union Bookstore 

Monday-Friday | 7:30am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday | 11am-4pm

Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering 

Monday-Friday | 7am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday | closed

Jitters Cafe

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Jitters Cafe can satisfy your breakfast and lunch needs at the College of Law. Coffee, tea, beverages, sandwiches, soup, and more!

College of Law

Mon-Wed | 8am-4:30pm
Thur | 8am-3pm
Fri | 8am-1:30pm
Sat/Sun | closed

Nic's Cafe

Nic's Cafe

NCSA Building

Currently Closed