Our programs and services are designed to suit all of our customers. From a fun, relaxing lunch with friends to a casual latté at Pearson’s Market to a fun-filled evening at The Chalet, you’ll find all you need at Saint Joseph’s College.
Pearson’s Café in Mercy Hall joins restaurant-style service with on-campus convenience. What’s more, it offers a combination of choices you may never have seen on a college campus before. These choices follow recipes using fresh ingredients, made-from-scratch preparation methods and sustainable practices.
Meals served in our dining hall are all-you-care-to-eat style of service. You can choose from a wide variety of delicious entrees including vegetarian, vegan or light selections, seasonal fruits and vegetables, salad bar, deli bar items and desserts. Our menus vary daily, providing selections to suit everyone. We use fresh ingredients and purchase 35% of our food from within the State of Maine. Our featured “Specialty” shops include:
If you are missing your favorite dish from home, this is where you will find it. Every day you will find home-style comfort meals such as meaty lasagna, shepherd’s pie, turkey club, and we always feature a vegetarian or a vegan selection daily. Your meal will be accompanied with your choice of chef’s potato, rice, steamed vegetable or chef’s fancy vegetable of the day. We offer you a well-balanced meal that will certainly leave your mouth watering and reminding you of home.
We feature all of your favorite grill items cooked to order just the way you like them. Fresh, local All Natural Black Angus Beef burgers topped with cheddar and sautéed mushrooms, grilled chicken with melted cheese and jerk seasoning. Classic grilled cheese and hot dogs along with a daily grill special such as turkey burgers, crab cakes or a meatball sub. Sides at this station include potato salad, coleslaw and French fries.
This is the ultimate salad bar, where you can re-create any salad that you have experienced! Choose from a variety of greens, fresh toppings and house-made croutons. We offer produce from local farms, including our own organic vegetable garden located on-campus, allowing you to receive the freshest product available. Our dressings are made from scratch with nine different options to choose from – including low fat and fat free. Seasonal fruit is available throughout the café.
This is a large self-service deli bar offering you a variety of breads and wraps for you to create your dream sandwich. There are six deli meats including house-roasted turkey and beef, and assortment of cheeses, flavored mayonnaise, hummus, tabbouleh, and roasted vegetables just to name a few. To accompany your sandwich you can choose from one of our two made-from-scratch soups that change daily. One of the soups will always be a vegetarian or vegan option.
This station will give you a taste of Italy on a daily basis. Serving white and wheat pasta daily, along with fresh in-house baked bread, and accompanying sauces (Always a vegetarian or vegan option). Our pasta sauces are made in-house with the freshest of ingredients.
Our neweset addition to the program this coming year. This station will feature vegan entrees, made without gluten entrees and lactose free items. There will be various sides and great healthy dishses.
Try made from scratch hand tossed pizza with house-made pizza sauce, local ingredients and your favorite toppings, or try one of our great pasta bakes.
As the name says, the place to treat yourself to sweets ranging from fresh-baked cookies to pies, cakes and other wonderful goodies. The Fountain of Youth offers assorted sodas, an array of flavored water, juices and milks. Just beyond the Fountain of Youth is java, offering locally roasted, freshly ground Guatemalan fair trade, shade grown organic coffee.