When students first visit campus, they can literally blink and miss the town of Alfred. However, dining options are surprisingly varied. The Collegiate Restaurant ("the Jet" for short) is only open until 8 p.m., but feels like an all-night diner.
Nana's Japanese Café serves Japanese delights for an American palette. They serve a different bento lunch for every day of the week. Café Za offers the taste of expensive New York dining for a fraction of the cost, and it serves personal pan pizzas until midnight. Since there's not much else to do in Alfred, students take a great deal of time and pleasure in eating.