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At Zag Dining, we strive to give students the nourishment needed to succeed in school in a fresh, fun, community environment. Our comprehensive dining program offers quality, variety, convenience and varied meal plans to give each student the opportunity to choose the plan that is right for them. As incoming freshmen, your daughter or son will be picking a meal plan as part of their residency requirement. The vast majority of first year students opt for the flexibility of the unlimited plans, which allow them to focus on adjusting to college life, meeting new people, and successfully getting through their first semester. If your student is concerned about making the right meal plan choice, rest assured that unrestricted changes can be made through the first Friday of the fall semester.

Below we have listed and described all the campus dining locations that your student can take advantage of with their meal plan.


The COG is the center of community interaction for Gonzaga University. Gonzaga residents, faculty, staff and guests are all welcome to dine, socialize and explore the expanded dining options. The COG is a two-level facility with six restaurant-style stations that are designed to provide a complete meal. Dining options include:

Daily Bread

Fresh deli-style sandwiches featuring house-baked breads, homemade soups, salads and baked goods from our own bakery.


Classic American comfort food like chicken pot pie, meatloaf, burgers and fries, plus our famous made-to-order omelets.

360 Degrees

Mongolian-style grill stationed at the center of the COG serving fresh stir fry, custom made for each guest.


Vegetarian central, featuring sustainable, seasonal foods, as well as produce from our rooftop hydroponic greenhouse.

Mediterranean Coast

Located on the 2nd level, serving dishes inspired by the cultures surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, including pizzas and flatbreads from the wood-fired oven.

World’s Fare

Located on the 2nd level, serving cuisine from around the globe. This station also features our Simple Servings platform – menus designed free of the 8 most common food allergens – allowing students with food allergies to dine with confidence and convenience.

Daily Bread Express

Daily Bread Express is located in Cataldo Hall. Just like the Daily Bread located in the COG, the Express serves fresh deli-style sandwiches featuring house-baked breads, homemade soups, salads, and baked goods. This fall, Daily Bread Express will also be serving family-style dinners.

Retail Dining


The Bulldog is a full service restaurant located on the second floor of the John J. Hemmingson Center. The restaurant’s menu features healthy, local, and sustainable food options. The Bulldog also offers a take out menu.

Zaggin’ Wagon

Rock lunch time with food truck fare, Gonzaga-Style! The wagon offers a classic grill menu, as well as a tasty daily special. Popular items on the menu include a cheeseburger, popcorn chicken, and a chicken BLT wrap.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Einstein Bros. Bagels wrote the book on bagels! The bagel shop boasts some of the best coffee & espresso – famously known as Darn Good Coffee®. Einstein Bros. Bagels provides a variety of deli sandwiches, breakfast egg sandwiches, lunch catering, and delicious baked snacks and sweets. Einstein Bros. Bagels is located on the first floor in the John J. Hemmingson Center.

The Marketplace

The Marketplace focuses on local, fresh and seasonal products. Soups, sandwiches, salads, and sushi are made from scratch daily. Gluten free, dairy free, organic, and GMO free products are featured along with typical convenience items such as candy, gum, and chips. The Marketplace is located on the first floor in the John J. Hemmingson Center.


Starbucks is a full-service location in the John J. Hemmingson Center serving high-quality whole bean coffees along with fresh, rich-brewed, Italian style espresso beverages. They also serve a variety of pastries and confections, coffee-related accessories and equipment.

Fuel Cell Smoothies & More

Full Cell Smoothies & More, found in the Rudolf Fitness Center, offers blended masterpieces! The secret is in the mix: real whole fruit, 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, plus nutritional boosts. Smoothies are a very refreshing treat.

Panda Express

Panda Express serves Asian-inspired dishes, wok-tossed with fresh veggies and gourmet sauces. This restaurant is known for delicious Chinese dishes, fast. Centrally located in Cataldo Hall.


Duff’s is located in the Kennedy apartments and is a great place to grab breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Make sure to dine at Duff’s this fall and try out the new menu!


Subconnection makes custom order subs and wraps. This dining facility is located on the ground floor of Welch Hall, and also features breakfast sandwiches, salads, and pizza. Enjoy your favorites anytime with extended hours and more seating.

Margie’s at Tilford’s

Margie’s, found in the Tilford Center, is a full-service espresso bar featuring locally owned Craven’s Coffees, lattes, mochas, and Italian sodas, fresh baked pastries and sandwiches.

Café Lawte

Café Lawte is a full-service espresso bar featuring locally owned, responsibly sourced Craven’s Coffee. Café Lawte is located in Gonzaga University’s Law School.

Barney’s Café

Barney’s Café, in Coughlin Hall, is a convenient place to grab espresso or coffee beverages before class. Barney’s also serves Italian sodas, juices, and fresh brewed teas. Other items that are available include: fresh pastries, baked goods, Simply To Go salads, sandwiches, and yogurt parfaits.

Zag Dining

Zag Dining is serious about food! Our talented team of professionals is here for your student. We love special requests – give us a recipe from back home and we’ll add it to the menu! Does your student need help with dietary restrictions or allergies? We are skilled at accommodating the most challenging dietary needs. We are available in person, by phone, or e-mail to help your student get acclimated to a new routine.

Our website, Zag Dining, is a great resource to look at locations, peruse our menus, gather nutritional information, or learn about upcoming events. You can also find the answers to frequently asked questions about meal plans and tips on how your student can get the most out of their plan. If you have specific questions, please call us at 509-313-6906. Our summer office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm, PST.

Zag Dining has been a proud partner of Gonzaga University for over 50 years. We welcome you and your student into the Zag family, and look forward to meeting you personally during orientation activities this fall. Until then, enjoy your summer!

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