The Main Line Café

The Peru State College Dining Hall is arranged around destinations – action station areas that promote fun and excitement at everyday meals. Instead of all the food preparation occurring behind the scenes in a back kitchen, Fresh Ideas brings the action of a kitchen to our guests.

This all-you-care-to-eat dining venue offers a variety of menu options. Food is produced from the freshest ingredients and prepared just for you. Choose from the Chef’s Table featuring traditional home-style entrées. The Grill is made to order classics such as burgers and chicken. Trattoria features artisan style pizza, calzones, and pasta. Enjoy the Salad Station, along with an array of handcrafted desserts and beverages.

No time for breakfast? Too busy to stop for lunch? Missed out on dinner? Look for the Fresh on Demand micro-market powered by technology and fully-stocked with fresh food 24/7. Create your own combo or grab a few snacks using the FreshX app.

Monday - Thursday
Breakfast 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast 9:30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.
Lunch 10:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Light Lunch (Deli, Soup & Salad Bar) 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Dinner 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Late Night 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Friday - Sunday
Brunch 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Light Lunch 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Dinner 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The Roasterie

The Roasterie serves gourmet coffee and snacks in a comfy setting. The coffeehouse style cafe serves hot and cold beverages, as well as fresh baked muffins, scones, breads, and cookies in a relaxed space. The Roasterie at Peru State is a great place to hangout. Guests looking for an alternative to coffee, love our tea and fountain drinks.

The Roasterie at Peru State College is open Monday through Friday. In a hurry? Our Fresh & Go line is a selection of quick grab and go convenience items for when you don’t have time to eat at the dining hall. We offer a variety of freshly prepared items including deli sandwiches, wraps, and an array of snacks. Watch for new items on the menu and seasonal specials.

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

For Daily Menus and more information about Peru State College's dining partner, Fresh Ideas click here.

The app that lets you eat.

Photo showing the FreshX web app landing page on a cell phone
  • 24/7 access to the menu
  • Check your meal plan balance
  • Quick access without your ID
The FreshX dining app is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store

Green & Go Reusable To-Go Container Program

Green & Go meal container filled with a salad.
For students on the go, we are pleased to offer an exciting program that allows students to use an eco-friendly reusable container for their meal. The Green & Go reusable container may be used at any time in the dining hall or café. Purchase your Green & Go container for a one-time cost of just $5.00. Return your Green & Go container to Fresh Ideas and we will exchange it with a clean, sanitized box for your next meal.


2023 - 2024 Meal Blocks

All New Freshmen will be required to purchase either the 265-Meal Block ($2,357 per semester) or the Unlimited Meals Plan ($2,455 per semester) for their first year.

Students living in the residence halls must choose from the following meal plan options:

Name Cost Per Semester Bobcat Bucks Per Semester
Unlimited Meal Plan $2,455 $50
265-Meal Block $2,357 $150
210-Meal Block $1,996 $125
130-Meal Block* $1,317 $100
75 Meal Block** $639 $0

*Nicholas and Pate only
**Commuters Only

Commuter students are eligible for any meal plan.

For more information, please visit the One Stop webpage.