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Welcome to the Trop Café

trop cafe girlsAll Tropicana Villas Residents are welcome to purchase meal cards and eat breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Trop Café at nearby Tropicana Gardens Residence Hall or Tropicana Del Norte Residence Hall.
To purchase a meal card for yourself or your guests, please stop by the Front Desk at Tropicana Gardens or Tropicana Del Norte. Residents of Tropicana Villas are also eligible for a 20% discount on an unlimited academic year meal plan. For more information please call (805) 968-4319.

1 meal: $13
10 meal card: $100.00
20 meal card: $190.00
Unlimited: $4,000 (includes 20% discount off of $5,000 unlimited academic year plan. Café is closed during academic breaks. Call for dates)

Choose from an ever-changing menu of hot entrees, homemade soups, and extensive salad and deli bar,
fresh fruits, fresh baked desserts, traditional fast food favorites, and a daily vegetarian selection.
At the Trop Cafe you will find:

  • Fresh, seasonal and regional products in all our menus
  • Sustainably raised and organically grown products wherever possible
  • Food cooked from scratch
  • A wide choice of healthy menus everyday

Café Hours
Schedules will be posted in advance for special meals, finals and holidays.

Café Menus
For daily menu updates, follow us on Twitter @tropcafe

Café Locations
There is a Trop Café located a few blocks away at Tropicana Gardens and Tropicana Del Norte Residence Halls.
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