Cafes & Cafeterias at the Hospital for Joint Diseases

Cafeteria meals at NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases meet the New York City Department of Health gold-star standard guidelines for participation in the Healthy Hospital Food Initiative. That means you’ll have no trouble finding nutritious choices, including:

  • fresh fruits and vegetables 
  • whole-grain breads 
  • baked, grilled, steamed, or sautéed food options 
  • snacks and desserts under 200 calories
  • water and other low-calorie beverages

The Vista Cafe

Enjoy a bird's eye view of the Freedom Tower and Gramercy Park from The Vista Cafe, our full-service cafeteria located on the 13th floor. 

From 7:00AM to 9:30AM, enjoy a hot breakfast, gourmet coffee, and assorted freshly baked goods. Lunch is served from 11:00AM to 2:30PM and features hot entrées, soups, a salad bar, and sandwiches made fresh daily. 

The salad bar opens at 11:00AM and stays open until 3:00PM. Freshly baked goods, sandwiches, and other cold food items are available from 9:30AM to 3:00PM. Vending machines containing Department of Health-approved snacks and beverages are accessible 24 hours a day. 

The Vista Cafe accepts all major credit cards. 

Java Joint

If you’re looking for a quick snack or cup of coffee, stop by the Java Joint located on the first floor next to the patient information desk. We also have freshly made sandwiches, lunch platters, gourmet salads, a hot soup of the day, and baked goods available. 

Seating is available in the lobby area or on the 13th floor in the Vista Cafe. Weather permitting, you can enjoy your food across the street in Stuyvesant Park. 

Java Joint hours are 7:00AM to 6:00PM weekdays and Saturdays from 7:00AM to 3:00PM. The Java Joint accepts all major credit cards.