Welcome to the Trop Café

During the summer, three meals* (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are served at the Trop Café at Tropicana Gardens Residence Hall or Tropicana Del Norte Residence Hall. We are proud to partner with Bon Appétit Management Company to bring you food that is alive with flavor and nutrition, prepared from scratch, using authentic ingredients in a socially responsible manner.

*Meals are served at the Trop Café per your camp or conference agreement.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & More

We are experienced at hosting large groups (we serve 3,000 meals a day during the academic year). Both locations offer plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. We are happy to work with you on your menus, to cater your meetings or provide sack lunches or dinners. If any of your guests have special dietary requirements or allergies, please let us know and we will be happy accommodate them.

Summer Hours at the Trop Cafe

Breakfast: 7:00 am - 9:15 am
Snack Breakfast: 9:15 am - 10:00 am
Closed: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lunch: 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
Snack: 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Snack: 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Dinner: 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Menus change daily. Day visitors are welcome to purchase meal cards at the front desk.

Sample Summer Menu


Scrambled Eggs, Home-Style Potatoes, Sausage, Buttermilk Pancakes,

Home Style Pot Roast, Bean and Cheese Burritos, Chicken Chow Mein, Brown Rice, White Rice, Steamed Vegetables, Cowboy Cookies

BBQ Chicken, Grilled Hot Dogs, Bake Ziti, Corn on the Cobb, French Fries, Seasonal Vegetables, Chocolate Chip Cookies


Scramble Eggs, French Toast, Bacon, Hash Browns, Fruit,

Beef Enchilada Casserole, Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry, Sun Dried Tomato Pasta, White Rice, Vegetables, Cookies

Cheese Pizza, Spicy Chicken Pasta, Beef and Broccoli, White Rice, Vegetables, Rice Krispy Treats


Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Tater Tots, Sausage Links

Burrito Bar: Shredded Beef, Shredded Chicken, Pinto Beans, Black Beans, Spanish Rice, Churros

Baked Corn Dogs, Garlic Chicken, Fettuccine Alfredo, Vegetables, Fries, Brownies


Scrambled Eggs, Buttermilk Pancakes, Sausage Patties, Hash Browns, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt

Chicken and Sausage Pasta, Beef Fried Rice, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Vegetables, White Rice, Sugar Cookies

Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chicken Quesadillas, Macaroni and Cheese, White Rice, Corn, Chocolate Chip Cookies


Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Hash Browns, Toast & Fresh Fruit, Yogurt,

Tortas Ahogadas, Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo, Spicy Tofu Pad Thai, White Rice, Brown Rice, Vegetables, Oatmeal Cookies

Three Bean Sauté, Thai Chicken, Italian Sausage Pasta, White Rice, Brown Rice, Steamed Vegetables, Cocoa Krispy Treats