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Food & dining

What’s for dinner? When your visitors pose this question, you can point them to a variety of dining options. The following list is in order of proximity to The Mother Baby Center.

Starz Café

Deli, salad bar, hot entrees, dine-in or take-out 
Monday through Friday: 7 to 10:30 a.m.; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 1:45 to 6:45 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 3 to 6:45 p.m. 
First floor of Children’s, near the Welcome Center

See the menu and more information.

Jazzman’s Cafe

Specialty coffee, tea, smoothies, pastries, soup, salad, and sandwiches
Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holidays: closed 
Children’s Specialty Center, 2nd floor (in Marketplace)

Vending machines

Vending machines are located in The Mother Baby Center and at Children’s:

  • The Mother Baby Center – Second floor
  • Children’s - First floor, in hallway between Interfaith Chapel and Emergency Department and on the lower level, near the hospital elevators

Guest trays

Guest trays are available for families and visitors for a fee.

Hospital cafeteria at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

The hospital cafeteria is located on the lower level of the lobby of the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and is accessible either by escalator or elevator.

Cafeteria hours

Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Hot breakfast: 6:30 to 9:45 a.m.
  • Hot lunch: 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Continental breakfast 7 to 9 a.m.
  • Waffle bar: 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Brunch: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Call the cafeteria menu line for daily specials: 612-863-4895

Skyway Café

Located at the top of the main lobby staircase on the second floor near the Heart Hospital, the café offers coffee drinks and other beverages, as well as salads, sandwiches and a variety of pastries. 

Open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Midtown Global Market

More than 50 vendors offer the finest selection of produce, delicacies, prepared foods, grocery items and specialty gifts from around the globe. For more information, go to midtownglobalmarket.org.


The Mother Baby Center was built to accommodate mom and babies – and members of your family who want to share in your special journey. If your family needs more space, lodging is available nearby.

Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown hotel

2901 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407 • 612-821-7600

The three-star hotel is connected via skyway to The Mother Baby Center. It offers daily discounted rates and reduced extended stay rates to family members of hospitalized patients.

For reservations or more information, visit starwoodhotels.com/sheraton or call 1-877-508-0123 or 612-821-7600.