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Sharing meals is another opportunity you'll have at University of Houston-Clear Lake to make special connections with other students, faculty and staff. Located on the first floor of the Bayou Building, the Patio Café can be an extension of your classroom. It can be a place where you can meet new people, catch up with friends, have a good meal, and even get a little homework done.

You can choose from a variety of food options, including Starbucks, different sandwich options, and grill items. The Fresh Fork provides catering services to support your dining and event needs during and after business hours. To learn more about your menu options, visit Dine On Campus, operated by Chartwells.

Hours of Operation

Get Your Food Faster with the Boost Mobile App

UHCL Dining introduces the new Boost mobile app, available from the App Store and Google Play. This app allows you to order your food from the Patio Café using your mobile device, and then get your order from the pickup window. Items from Hawk Energy Bar and the coffee shop are also available on the app.

Get the App

Meal Plan

UH-Clear Lake Dining Services offers Dining Dollar meal plans. Each Dining Dollar is equal to one US Dollar and can be used to purchase any food and beverage item at Patio Cafe or Hawk's Coffee House in the Bayou Building or the Hawk Energy Bar inside the Recreation & Wellness Center. Students living in Hunter Residence Hall are required to purchase the $1,600 Dining Dollar Plan. Commuters, including residents of University Forest Apartments, faculty and staff are eligible to purchase Dining Dollars.

Check Dining Dollar Balance

How to Buy a Meal Plan for Commuter Students (Optional Fees) 

How to Add Funds to Hawk Card Using a Credit Card


  • Dining Services

    Phone: 281-283-2653

    Bayou Building, Patio Cafe
    2700 Bay Area Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058-1002