For visitors, the cafeteria is located on the first floor of the Paul P. David Pavilion. The cafeteria is open from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 12:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. The cafeteria provides full meals and has a sandwich bar, a hot vegetarian bar and a salad bar.

Out of a concern for the environment, Food Services tries to reduce the use of disposable utensils and dishes and excess packaging and has partnered with a company that supplies environmentally friendly cleaning products.

The hours for the cafeteria’s various services are as follows :

Sandwich bar

Breakfast5:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.5:30 a.m. - 8:15 / 8:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
Lunch11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Supper5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Night11:30 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.11:30 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.


Hot meals

Lunch11:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.11:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Supper5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.


Salad bar

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Closed


Hot vegetarian bar (closed during the summer)

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Closed


Food policy

The mission of Food Services at the MHI is to provide quality meals to cafeteria clients. Using an innovative approach, the department took a healthy turn in 2005 even before the governmental action plan “Miser sur une saine alimentation : une question de qualité” was implemented. Following the regional implementation of the action plan, Food Services officially launched its food policy in March 2011.

The cafeteria offers MHI-certified healthy products that adhere to the food policy's six components:

  • no trans fat
  • low in saturated fat
  • low in sodium
  • low in sugar
  • high in fibre

The menu was changed to include meals that are part of the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fish, legumes and whole grain products. The cafeteria has a trove of foods that will let you make healthy choices at each meal. You can also get frozen meals that are made on site and that are MHI-certified!