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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.

Fall 2022 Dining Service Hours

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. Available later this fall, this new app will allow you to order your food from the Patio Café using your mobile device, and then get your order from the new pickup window (opening soon). Items from Hawk Energy Bar and the coffee shop will also be available on the app.

Get the App

Food Trucks

Houston-area food trucks are parked in Parking Lot D on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm throughout the semester as per this schedule. 

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 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 $1,500 Dining Dollar Plan. Commuters, including residents of University Forest Apartments, faculty and staff are eligible to purchase a minimum of $50 Dining Dollars.

How to Buy a Meal Plan Buying a Meal w/ a Credit Card

Check Dining Dollar Balance Terms and ConditionsPetition


  • Dining Services

    Phone: 281-283-2653

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