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Missions Cafe

MISSIONS CAFE: Valley Fitness Center

Our vision... Missions Café will strive to support the USD community in a holistic way through sustainable practices, a healthy menu, and creative alternatives for our customer’s nutritional needs. Recipient of a Gold Loyal E. Horton Award presented by NACUFS for excellence in dining.

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Come by for our famous waffle bar for a hearty breakfast, our yogurt and juice bar are a great way to get energized for your day.  Our fresh salads make the perfect lunch and enjoy a frozen yogurt dessert for a late night treat.


This innovative eatery is conveniently located in the valley residence hall area. The focus is on natural, organic and gourmet products. Dannon YoCream frozen yogurt is featured along with healthy snacks, organic espresso and tea, fresh bagels, and supplementary beverages. Conveniently located within the new fitness center in the valley undergraduate residential area, Missions Café will be the ultimate hang-out for valley residents. Wireless connectivity, a flat-screen TV, and extensive late night hours are a few of the café’s many features.

Menu Highlights

Here are a few of the many offerings you can grab on your way to class, the gym or work: frozen yogurt, salads and sandwiches, healthy snacks, sushi, organic coffee, espresso and tea – including individual tea service - supplementary beverages, bagels, baked goods and a wide variety of fruits delivered fresh each day. Perfect for people who are active, health conscious, or just hungry!

For gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan options visit our Wellness Page.

Going Green

Missions Café was the first dining location on campus to offer a range of environmentally-friendly products. To-go packaging, cutlery and beverage cups are sustainable products made from renewable resources such as corn and potato starch. Bags and napkins are made from 100% recycled materials. Plastic, cans, glass and cardboard will be recycled. This cafe is also the pilot unit for a new effort to compost food scraps on campus in conjunction with student environmental groups and the Office of Sustainability.