The Samford caf provides numerous dining choices three times a day. As one student correctly put it, "Breakfast is where it's at!" Munching on cereal in one's room just does not compare to the sausage, eggs, grits, biscuits, fruit, muffins, cinnamon rolls, and orange juice awaiting students in the caf. Occasionally, the omelet bar also opens up, but that special occurrence is usually reserved for the weekends. The most widespread food selections can be found at lunch thanks to the panini/sandwich stand, innovations section, grill, and other stations. At noon, the lines grow monstrously long, so many students resort to quickly grabbing a sandwich or slice of pizza. Fresh fruit is almost always available, and the dessert bar faithfully provides delicious chocolate chip cookies. Pies, cakes, brownies, banana pudding, and cupcakes also make appearances in the rotation.
If the caf food does not look good one day, there is always the food court just downstairs. Chick-Fil-A, a Mexican station, and a grill that serves gyros are dependable in serving great food alongside other inexpensive snacks. At the beginning of each semester, $130 is granted to each students' ID card, and students often find they can eat at the food court and O'Henry's regularly and still have money left over toward the end of the semester. However, the money does not carry over to the next semester, so exam week often consists of students spending every last cent on tasty goodies.