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Food Services

Alvarado Cafe

food services at Alvarado Hospital

Our restaurant-trained chef is delivering up tasty and healthy cuisine seven days a week at affordable prices in the Alvarado Cafe! The menu changes weekly, but sample entrees include rolled quesadilla with pulled chicken; risotto bar with chicken, sausage or shrimp; turkey, avocado and grilled cheese sandwich; roasted tomato, chicken and mushroom soup; grilled capri sandwich; chicken, carne and fish taqueria; crispy tofu stir fry; and quinoa and black bean-stuffed peppers.

The newest addition to the Alvarado Cafe selection is a Designer Sandwich & Flatbread Pizza Bar - Design Your Own Creation, which is available Monday through Friday. For a list of prepared creations and prices, click here.

The cafe is located on the first floor of the main hospital and is open during the following hours for breakfast, lunch and dinner:

Monday-Friday: 6:45 a.m.-7 p.m. (closed from 9:30-10 a.m.)
Saturday-Sunday: 7 a.m.-1:45 p.m. (closed from 10-11 a.m.)

Patient Meals

Each patient meal is prepared under the direction of our restaurant-trained chef and is individualized based on doctor's orders. You may make selections daily. The menu will include items with only the finest, freshest ingredients. Each request is cross-referenced with doctor’s orders to ensure our patients’ health and safety. In addition, the Alvarado Cafe and vending machines are located the first floor of the main hospital. To call Food Service, dial 619-229-3111.

Nearby Restaurants

food servicesThere are several restaurants a few blocks east of the hospital on Alvarado Road. Our information desk can help direct you to these and other restaurants.

Nearby restaurants within walking distance include:

  • Marie Callender's Restaurant, located at 6950 Alvarado Road, serves a variety of classic American foods, including pot pies, turkey dinners, BBQ ribs, specialty salads, a salad bar and pies. Takeout is available by calling 619-465-1910.
  • DZ Akin's Deli, located at 6930 Alvarado Road, features more than 100 sandwiches and ethnic foods, as well as corned beef and cabbage, roast brisket of beef, stuffed cabbage rolls, cheese blintzes, lox, borscht, bread pudding and potato knishes. Takeout is available by calling 619-265-0218.
  • Denny's, located at 6970 Alvarado Road, is a coffee shop-style restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours a day. For meals to-go, call 619-461-2862.

Refresh Coffee Cart

Gourmet coffee, tea and light snacks are available 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the hospital's West Tower (6645 Alvarado Road). For faster service, call in your order to 619-917-7334 for Refresh Coffee.

Vending Machines

There are vending machines located on most floors of the main hospital and in the cafeteria on the first floor of the hospital.

Grocery Stores

There are two grocery stores within 1 mile of Alvarado Hospital:

6670 Montezuma Road, San Diego 92115

Windmill Farms Community Market
6386 Del Cerro Blvd., San Diego 92120