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19 Metro

Looking for value and variety? Then 19 Metro is your go-to meal stop. Students, faculty and staff can enjoy Italian, Asian and American comfort food favorites. As the only all-you-care-to eat venue on campus, we feature a cereal bar, salad bar and dessert bar, as well as multiple food stations. We also feature the only exclusively gluten-free food offering on campus. At $5.50 for freshman and as little as $6.00 for Fast Pass holders per visit, 19 Metro is the best dining value at Cal Poly.

Home Cooking Contest

Bring a taste of home to Cal Poly. Submit your favorite home cooking recipe, ingredients and photo of your dish by April 30 for a chance to have your dish featured in 19 Metro for one week.

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Gluten Free Entrées

19 Metro station serves a variety of gluten free entrées, custom salads, and much more! Campus Dining became a “GREAT School” by completing a gluten free training certification course offered to food service professionals by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA). Our staff completed courses in various food service related topics to learn how to prepare gluten free meals safely for students. Come see for yourself!

Parents Eat Free!!

Hey Parents! The next time you visit your student, dine with us at 19 Metro station for free! This program applies only to parents excluding siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives or friends and is in effect from the first day of fall classes through Friday of Spring Quarter finals. The parent and student must dine together to participate in the Parents Eat Free program.

Eco To-Go

There’s an eco-friendly, reusable to-go container available for freshman living on campus to use at 19 Metro. Pick up your Eco To-Go container from the cashier and help reduce waste on campus!


campus dining hours

Closed for Summer Quarter

This venue is closed for summer quarter. Check out our hours page for a complete listing of open venues.

View Hours
  • Regular Hours
  • Monday - Friday: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Building 19, University Union Area
  • 19 Metro: 805-756-4941

19 Metro - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
The staff at 19 Metro was always friendly, things were clean and the food was great. Metro worked really well with eating in between classes when I didn't have time to go home and I certainly never left hungry.
-James R.

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