Waves Café

Waves Café

Serving Breakfast Til 10:30 am
  • Breakfast Served from 7:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Dinner 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Continuous Dining 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Weekly Schedule

  • Breakfast     Mon-Fri, 7:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Breakfast     Sat-Sun, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Lunch     Mon-Sun, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Dinner     Mon-Sun, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Continuous Dining     Mon-Sun, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Visit Waves Café, located at the Tyler Campus Center for a dining experience with concepts ranging from global cuisines to classic American comfort foods. Prepared from scratch daily using fresh, seasonal, and often locally sourced ingredients.

GRATE & GRIDDLE — Offering a variety of seasonally inspired daily grill specials with classic grill fare customized based on Pepperdine's students' preferences. From the perfect burger or simple grilled cheese sandwich to wild salmon with seasonal vegetables, the Grate & Griddle offers both comforting staples and mouthwatering new specials.

LEAVES & GREENS — We’ll stock Pepperdine’s salad bar with fresh, seasonal ingredients from small local farmers and artisans. At our salad bars you will find avairety of fresh ingredients like cooked-from-scratch whole grains and beans, house-made composed salads, house-roasted meats and plant-based proteins, and tempting garnishes. All salad dressings will be made in-house with heart-healthy olive or canola oils, and low-calorie options are always available.

WOOD & STONE — Pizza at Pepperdine will be made the way it should be — by hand. At Bon Appétit we’re passionate about pizza, so everything from the dough to the sauce is prepared from scratch without shortcuts. Our toppings are our own house-made pesto and meatballs, house-roasted vegetables, and a special blend of five cheeses.

SHOW & TELL — Exciting exhibition-style cooking, from wok-tossed noodles to aromatic curries to hand-carved shawarma. Pepperdine students can choose from a wide variety of seasonal, local produce, meats, seafood, and vegetarian proteins to customize their own dish, or enjoy the day’s chef-created special. With its emphasis on seasonal and chef-driven preparations, Show & Tell is a great way to catch our chefs in action – creating and executing imaginative and trendsetting fare.

BUTTER & SUGAR — We make enticing desserts from scratch in the kitchen at Pepperdine using real ingredients like whole grain flour, sugar, butter, certified cage-free eggs, and Farm to Fork fruit. We never use any additives, preservatives, artificial flavors or sweeteners, or trans fats.

Whether it’s a fresh cookie for an afternoon treat, a decadent seasonal cupcake, a mini zesty lemon bar, or a fresh, house-made fruit tart, our desserts are prepared and portioned to delight health-conscious employees and those with a declared sweet tooth.

 

 

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General Dining Information

General Contact Information

Dining Services Office | 310.506.4296

Catering Office | 310.506.4121

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Breakfast

bone + broth

  • Bowl4.15

leaves + greens

  • reg..65 / oz.
seasonal fruit and berries, house-made granola, artisan toppings

Continuous Dining

grate + griddle

  • reg.8.95
580 cal.

Lunch

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  • reg.10.45
choice of chicken or beef, perfectly seasoned with Latin-inspired flavors, served with mild salsa and corn tortillas
SIDES: refried beans , cilantro rice
  • reg.9.40
over cured tomato tossed with braised lentils, seasoned with Latin-inspired flavors, served with corn tortillas and mild salsa
SIDES: refried bean , cilantro rice

leaves + greens

  • small7.95
  • large9.25
local greens, seasonal vegetables, house-made dressings, artisan toppings

Dinner

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  • reg.9.40
over cured tomato tossed with braised lentils, seasoned with Latin-inspired flavors, served with corn tortillas and mild salsa
SIDES: refried bean , cilantro rice

leaves + greens

  • small7.95
  • large9.25
local greens, seasonal vegetables, house-made dressings, artisan toppings

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FOOD ALLERGIES AND CELIAC DISEASE

Serving Students with Food Allergies and Celiac Disease

The dining services team is well-trained in food allergy awareness and offers several options for students with food allergies and celiac disease. This includes communication about and modification to existing menu items, special preparation of menu items, and access to special products as agreed upon with students.

We understand that our guests with special dietary needs, albeit food allergies, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, or any other medically necessary diets simply want a safe place to make food choices, quickly. Each student must determine their own level of comfort when making selections within our cafés.

Using descriptive menu naming, students and guests of our cafes can easily identify foods that contain their allergen or dietary restriction. This is a starting point and further questions can then be addressed to a chef or manager. Keeping open communication with our culinary team ensures up-to-date information on package labels, ingredient or recipe substations, and preparation methods that are at high risk for cross-contact.

MINUS NINE

Beyond descriptive menu naming, we offer an allergy-friendly station called “MinusNINE”. The MinusNINE station features entrées that celebrate fresh, simple, whole ingredients while avoiding all of the top-9 allergens + gluten. We have developed very specific and flavorful recipes built upon singular ingredients that are typically safe for food-allergic people. The MinusNINE station is a convenient choice — but not the only choice — for those with allergies to any of the top-9 allergens + gluten.

Daily menus for each café can be accessed here on our website.

Further questions about ingredients can be answered by our trained managers/chefs onsite.

Questions and Contact Information

For questions about these services or to request food allergy accommodations, students should contact:

Blanca Mendoza | Bon Appétit Catering Director
blanca.mendoza@cafebonappetit.com 
(310) 506-4121

London Baker | Bon Appétit Regional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
london.baker@cafebonappetit.com

Sandra Harrison | Office of Student Accessibility (OSA)
Student.Accessibility@pepperdine.edu

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Wellness

We serve thousands of guests with food allergies and sensitivities safely in our cafés every day. Our chefs, managers, and dietitians work closely with our food-allergic guests to create reasonable solutions to help them eat what they love. If you have questions about eating for your dietary needs in our cafés, reach out to us: we’ll gladly meet with you.

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Food Allergies

We serve thousands of guests with food allergies and sensitivities safely in our cafés every day. Our chefs, managers, and dietitians work closely with our food-allergic guests to create reasonable solutions to help them eat what they love. If you have questions about eating for your dietary needs in our cafés, reach out to us: we’ll gladly meet with you.

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Sustainability

Wellness also includes the health of the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth. They’re all connected. Bon Appétit has been committed to “food service for a sustainable future” for decades, and we’ve led the food service industry in tackling many important issues, such as cage-free eggs, antibiotics in animal production, and farmworker rights.

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Welcome 2024 Campers

Welcome

Welcome to Pepperdine Dining Services by Bon Appetit! We are delighted to have you as our guests and hope that your dining experience with us is enjoyable.

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