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Cafe Willow Serving Area

Food Services

Café Willow

  • Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    Breakfast: 7-10:30 a.m. | Lunch: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Hours vary for semester breaks and Summer Session.

Choose from a wide selection of delicious, fresh and healthy food options at our beautiful new café overlooking Willow Lake. The bright new dining area will seat 300 people. Every day, our food stations will offer different menus from five distinct food concepts:

  • International Fusion
  • Chef’s Table (home cooking)
  • Trattoria and Pizzeria (Italian)
  • La Comida (Mexican)
  • Grill Favorites

We also offer $2 value menu items and $5 value meals every day.

View Café Willow menu

Café Willow Coffee Bar

Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (includes grab-n-go Deli)
Friday: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

The Café Willow Coffee Bar will feature:

  • Deli food, wraps and sandwiches, fresh greens and things (salad bar)
  • Hot and Cold Specialty Coffee Drinks, Fruit Smoothies
  • Fresh & Go Salads, sandwiches, wraps and home baked goods
  • Pizza, soup, made-to-order grilled cheese and grilled ham and cheese are available after 2:30 p.m.

Kaldi’s Coffee Café in the Atrium

Grayslake, Atrium
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Order a special drink or food item to enjoy in the Atrium or carry out.

  • Hot and cold specialty coffee drinks
  • Pre-made Fresh & Go Salads
  • Sandwiches and wraps
  • Home baked goods

Prairie - A CLC Student-Managed Restaurant

Hospitality and Culinary Management students showcase their skills in CLC’s student-managed restaurant by preparing and serving lunch for the CLC community. The restaurant provides a full sit-down dining experience and offers dishes that are typically served in upscale dining establishments. Located in Room A012, lower level A Wing.

View Prairie Hours and Menu

LancerZone Campus Store

Grayslake, off B Court
Monday-Thursday:  7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Open selected Saturdays before each semester starts.

Pick up snacks, class supplies, computers, software, spirit wear and more in our new store.

CLC Bookstore

The CLC Bookstore at all three campuses offers a variety of cold drinks, snacks and meal items. Grayslake campus LancerZone and Lancer Book Stop and the Southlake and Lakeshore bookstores offer a variety of cold drinks, snacks and meal items.


Each campus has food, snack, coffee and drink vending machines. Machines on the Grayslake Campus, located by the Atrium, D Wing and lower level T Wing, offer sandwiches, snacks and breakfast items. If needed, vending machine refunds can be made at any of the CLC Campus Bookstores.