Food Services

Food Services

Students sitting at a table in Rosie’s.

Students dining at Rosie’s during the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center.

Image: Dave McLaughlin

Dining Options

Penn State York offers two on-campus dining options for students, faculty and staff – Rosie’s and The Bistro.


This newly-renovated space will offer students a restaurant-like feel with a large variety of food options. In addition to Rosie’s, the space will house a new coffee bar called “Cup O’ Joe.” A variety of seating is available for students to eat, study, and relax. The wonderful cooks are always open to suggestions and customizations.

Rosie's Hours

Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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The Bistro

The Bistro is a full-service cafe, offering freshly roasted coffee from around the world, lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, tea, chai, and gourmet hot chocolates. For an extra creamy treat, the Coffee Bar offers frozen caramel mochas and other frozen coffee drinks and fruit smoothies. Start your mornings with one of the specialty bagels or muffins. For lunch or dinner, gourmet sandwiches and soups are available.

The Bistro is located in the John T. and Paige S. Smith Atrium which connects the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center to the Lee R. Glatfelter Library. Whether taking a study break at the library or just relaxing with friends, visit The Bistro and choose from the selection of fresh baked goods to munch on while sipping your favorite drink. Call The Bistro at 717-505-8980.

The Bistro Hours

Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Closed Fridays, with extended hours for major events at The Pullo Center.


Catering services are also available to the faculty, staff and students of Penn State York. From informal breakfasts, coffee breaks, luncheons and buffets to full multi-course meals, The Bistro can tailor a menu to match your needs (and your budget). For your next meeting, luncheon, break, banquet or ceremony, contact The Bistro at 717-505-8980 or e-mail

Food Service Operations

Campus food services are managed and operated by Rosie’s and their friendly staff. All meals are prepared on-site with the freshest ingredients available. Coffee is roasted at The Bistro’s local roasting facility, using the same unique blends and roasts that have been served at the White House and Governor’s Mansion.

The Bistro understands the challenges of student life when it comes to meals and snacks. A diverse but changing menu, flavorful and nutritionally-balanced meals, fast and friendly customer service, and affordable meal options are always taken into account at Rosie’s and The Bistro. Both venues accept cash, credit/debit cards, and Lion Cash. To contact Food Services, call 717-771-4039.

Students getting food at Rosie’s

Rosie’s Food Service Area

Students choosing food at Rosie’s during the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center.

Image: Barb Dennis