The heart of sustenance and connection on campus is Kitchen Table. Gather with friends near the stone hearth and glowing fire or dine al fresco with a view of the redwood forest. Our menus feature a variety of locally sourced homemade foods and cooking styles, from lively lighter fare to hearty favorites and inspired culinary creations.
For espresso drinks, savory snacks, and sweet treats, Common Grounds café is a centrally located, eclectically decorated spot for lively conversations or time with a good book between classes. In the evenings, take a glass of wine onto the patio and relax by a cozy fire pit.
Meals at Kitchen Table
Fresh, organic, locally sourced, and seasonal—these words reflect our commitment to nourish you during your stay at 1440 Multiversity. While focused on plant-based cuisine, daily menus also include sustainable sources of animal protein as well as gluten-free, lactose-free, and paleo options.
Seasonal and Locally Sourced
Passionate about creating varied menus in harmony with the seasons, Chef Kenny Woods has formed a unique partnership with the Santa Cruz farmers markets. This win-win exchange gives us exclusive access to the best ingredients and creates an additional revenue stream for our local farms.
Common Grounds Café
Enjoy a morning espresso, midday snack, and evening gelato or glass of wine at Common Grounds. Accented with bright colors, refurbished wood, and antique clocks, this is a welcoming hub to gather with friends, dive into that book you’ve been wanting to read, or grab some late afternoon chocolate before walking in the woods.
"The food is so good, so clean, well prepared, and just creative and flavorful! I feel energized because of the food I'm eating. I know that it is filled with good stuff and nutrients, and it's delicious."