Patient and Family Meals

Birthday Celebrations

Nicklaus Children's Hospital understands that your child’s birthday is a special day. If a patient happens to be admitted on their birthday, they will receive a free delicious birthday cake to celebrate this special moment with friends and family.

Hospitality Cart

A mobile hospitality cart is available in the morning and evening for  families that are unable to leave their child’s bedside to eat a meal. Our dedicated volunteers bring the cart to each unit, offering a variety of muffins, pastries, croissants, bagels, coffee, hot chocolate and teas.


The Cafeteria is a part of the Food Service Department at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.  The Food Service Department is committed to providing great food, great service and a pleasant place for patients, families, visitors and employees to enjoy a quality dining experience.

The main cafeteria offers innovative meals along with traditional favorites. Homemade soups are made daily along with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  Grab-and-Go options offer healthy alternatives along with the Salad Bar.  The Rotating station consists of Smoothies for your morning rush and Tex/Mex on Monday and Tuesday and Chop Chop from Wednesday through Sunday.

Campus Cafés

Nicklaus Children's Hospital has two café locations on campus:

  • Jungle Café (central building lobby)
  • Miracles Café (APCP lobby)

The cafés at Nicklaus Children's Hospital feature deli style sandwich selection with many options including fresh fruits, pastries, cakes, various juices, and coffee which are made fresh daily.  We are proud to brew cappuccinos, Cuban coffee and flavored coffee. We utilize locally bought fruits and vegetables when in season.
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Nicklaus Children's Hospital Food Service Department provides catering options for on campus meetings, conferences, guest lectures, social and special events such as holiday and retirement parties. We are dedicated to providing top quality innovative menus for our customers.