Dining Options

The café offers delicious and healthy dining options.


Community First Medical Center houses the Port Café, a spacious and comfortable eating area with many healthy food options. Additionally, there are several restaurants within close vicinity to the hospital.

Port Café

  • Located in the main building on the ground floor
  • Offers a wide variety of menu options, including hot breakfast entrees (e.g. made-to-order omelets, hot cereal bar), homemade bakery entrees, made-to-order sandwiches and salads, a Mexican-style grill, snacks, coffee, tea and fountain beverages.
  • Proudly serves Starbucks Coffee
  • Vending Machines (accepts cash or coins)

Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Monday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Afternoon Break
Monday – Sunday: 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday – Sunday: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Catering Services

The Nutrition Services Department provides a wide range of catering options from the basic continental breakfast or sandwich lunch, to up-scale gourmet dining. Contact the Department of Nutrition and Food Services for catering requests: 773-282-700, ext. 3515

Vending Machines

  • Other vending machines are located throughout the Medical Center. Ask unit personnel for directions to the nearest machines
  • Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Vending machines accept cash or coins, no credit cards

Local Restaurants

Bob – O – Rino’s Subs WebsiteMap It
Fresh sandwiches and soups
3435 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634

Best Subs & Pizza Map It
Comfort food with burgers, pizza & gyros
5758 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60634

Cochiaro’s Pizza WebsiteMap It
Serves thin and deep dish pizza, plus single slices
3553 N Central Ave, Chicago IL 60634

Trattoria Porretta Ristorante and Pizzeria Map It
Italian Favorites
3656 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634

Subway WebsiteMap It
Build-your-own subs and salads
3551 N Central Ave, Chicago IL 60634

Contact Us

Outpatient Nutrition Counseling, call 773-282-7000, ext. 3898

Department of Nutrition and Food Services, call 773-282-700, ext. 3512