Food Services & Cafeteria

Nicklaus Children's Hospital offers a variety of food and nutrition options for its patients, staff and guests.

In-Room Food Service

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Food and Nutrition Department provides meals, special formulas, and clinical nutrition services to inpatients. The meals prepared and served by the department meet the nutritional requirements of the patients based on their medical and cultural needs, while at the same time appealing to their taste. 

Room service meals are offered from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Meals can be ordered through the hospital television or by calling ext. 1010 from the hospital room phone.

The department offers guest trays for parents and family members for a fee during their child’s hospitalization. The department accepts debit or credit card payments only (no cash). Guest trays can be ordered between 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. by calling ext. 1010 from the hospital room phone.


The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Cafeteria, the Golden Cub Café, is located on the first floor of the Variety wing, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Options in the cafeteria include comfort foods (hot foods), a crafted salad station, a grill (including vegetarian options) and a specialty foods station.

Going Cashless

​For everyone’s safety and to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19, starting January 4, 2021, all retail spaces including the Gift Shop, Golden Cub Cafe, Miracles Cafe and Jungle Café will be cashless operations. Employee badges and credit cards will be the only forms of payment.

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Kosher Meal Offerings

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is pleased offer a selection of certified Kosher meal options such as TV dinners and other snacks in our hospital cafeteria, the Golden Club Café.

Golden Cub Café Hours

Monday — Sunday

7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Jungle Café

Located on the lobby of the Central building.
This Café serves pastries, deli sandwiches, soup, grab and go healthy options, assorted beverages, Cuban coffee, regular coffee and cappuccinos.

Jungle Café


Monday — Friday:
6 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Holiday Hours:
November 26 & 27
December 24, 25 & 31
January 1

Miracles Café

Located in the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion lobby.
This Café serves Starbucks coffee and seasonal drinks, Cuban coffee, assorted bottled beverages, pastries, snacks, and sandwiches.

Miracles Café


Monday — Friday:
6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday — Sunday:
6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Holiday Hours:
November 26 & 27
December 23, 24 & 25
December 30 & 31
January 1
7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Vending Machines

There are a few areas with vending machines around the hospital. To the west of the Golden Cub Café are coffee, soda, ice cream, and snack vending machines, as well as a microwave available for visitor use. On the second floor of the hospital is another room with vending machines as well as within patient care unit's family waiting area of the APCP Tower.