Soka Bistro

Welcome Students!

As we begin a new school year, we would like to share our Soka Bistro rules and guidelines, with all our new students as well as friendly reminder to all returning students.

Stay Fresh

Soka Bistro

Currently Closed
  • Breakfast Served from 7:15 am - 9:30 am
  • Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Dinner 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Weekly Schedule

  • Breakfast     Mon-Fri, 7:15 am - 9:30 am
  • Brunch     Sat-Sun, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch     Mon-Fri, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Dinner     Mon-Fri, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Dinner     Sat-Sun, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our cafe is located on the second floor of the Student Center and offers a variety of foods ranging from exciting exhibition stations with fresh American and International cuisine prepared before your eyes to delicious desserts. You'll find a custom deli and extensive salad bar selections as well as soups made from scratch daily. We proudly brew locally roasted Jetty coffee. 


Sugar + Butter

2260 cal.


380 cal.


Warm & Soulful

lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, parsley,
***Food for Passover **
russet potatoes, fennel, thyme, rosemary, dill olive oil
*** Food for Passover ***
*** Food For Passover ***

Masa Y Salsa

ground turkey, taco seasoning, bao buns
red bell peppers, fresh jalapeno, avocado sauce

Spoon & Spice

cranberries, apples, almonds, feta cheese , honey lemon mustard dressing,
chicken, lemon juice, herbs, paprika, oil
tofu, lemon juice, herbs, paprika, oil

Near & Far

lentils, onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, paprika, graham masala, coriander, tomatoes, coconut milk, jalapenos
SIDES: sliced jalapenos, red onion, mango chutney

Leaves & Greens

honeydew melon, cuc,bers, red onions, cranberries, sunflower seeds, olive oil, lemon juice. honey, salt and pepper


Warm & Soulful

onion, turnips, parsnip carrots, celery, dill, parsley, matzo balls
*** Food for Passover ***

Masa Y Salsa

sopes, ground beef, re-fried beans, chili powder, cumin, paprika , oregano, onion powder, garlic powder
re-fried beans, sopes, crumbled tempeh
queso fresco, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, avocado sauce
** Vegan without Cheese and Sourcream***

Spoon & Spice

snap peas, carrots, bell peppers, corn, celery, green onions, sweet chili sauce , ginger peanut sauce, vegan ranch
noodles soaked in soy sauce, mirin, rice vinegar, sugar

Leaves & Greens

honeydew melon, cuc,bers, red onions, cranberries, sunflower seeds, olive oil, lemon juice. honey, salt and pepper

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Food Recovery Verified

Bon Appétit at Soka University of America is fighting food waste and hunger by recovering surplus perishable food from our campus that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to people in need through Chefs to End Hunger.

Chefs to End Hunger. Fighting food waste and hunger since 2012.
This organization is about empowering chefs to easily and efficiently use the resources already at their disposal and repurposed food currently going to waste to join in the fight to end hunger and make a real cumulative impact daily. Chefs to End Hunger currently operates in California, Nevada, and Arizona, and aims to one day be implemented nation wide.

Learn more about the Food Recovery Network
and Bon Appétit’s food recovery efforts

Eat Right — For You



When it comes to wellness, Bon Appétit’s focus is on simple, delicious food — that happens to be good for you. To support long-term health, we are bringing more plants to menus every day in a craveable way, while emphasizing healthy cooking techniques. When healthy food tastes good, nourishing your body and mind becomes the easy choice.

Our wellness commitments

Food Allergies

We serve thousands of guests with food allergies and sensitivities safely in our cafés every day. Our chefs, managers, and dietitians work closely with our food-allergic guests to create reasonable solutions to help them eat what they love. If you have questions about eating for your dietary needs in our cafés, reach out to us: we’ll gladly meet with you.

Food allergies & sensitivities


Wellness also includes the health of the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth. They’re all connected. Bon Appétit has been committed to “food service for a sustainable future” for decades, and we’ve led the food service industry in tackling many important issues, such as cage-free eggs, antibiotics in animal production, and farmworker rights.

Our sustainability commitments

Tell Us What You Think

Common Questions

  • I’ve been trying to eat a healthier diet. Will I be able to find a healthy food choice in my café?
  • Can you tell me how many calories are in the foods in my café?
  • How will you handle my concerns about a food allergy?
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