BWH’s newly renovated Garden Cafe opens Monday, Oct. 17.
The cafe, formerly known as the BWH Cafeteria, features several updates, including new and enhanced menu offerings, additional seating and more natural light.
“It’s thrilling to see the renovation project wrap up,” said Susan Langill, RD, LDN, BWHC Food Services director. “I can’t wait to see the smiles on people’s faces when they visit the cafe for the first time in just a couple of weeks.”
The cafe has been closed for renovations since March. The goal for the space, says Peter Lamb, director of BWH Food Services, is to reflect the hospital’s mission of overall health and well-being.
“The Garden Cafe is a place where people will want to visit and stay for a while,” he said. “Spaces such as this one are tremendously important for the well-being of our staff, patients and visitors.”
Inside the Garden Cafe, guests will be surrounded by natural light and full-radius views of the outdoors.
An expansive menu will feature local produce and dairy products, in addition to new options at an exhibition station, a stone hearth pizza oven, rotisserie, a Red Mango counter with smoothies and juices, an infused water station and more. The cafe also boasts an expanded salad bar and updated deli, grill and hot food stations.
Feedback from guest surveys was top of mind when designing the new space, Langill said.
“This entire cafe was renovated with our guests in mind,” Langill said. “The new cafe is going to be a fabulous space for all who visit.”
Steve Dempsey, BWH director of Planning and Construction, is proud of all the teams who worked together to make the renovation project a success.
“This is a spectacular and transformational space,” Dempsey said. “We’ve made several great design decisions that people will appreciate for years to come.”