Cafe 181

Cafe 181 at NYU

Sky lobby with Crave dining location

Crave NYU

NYU's premier dining program, NYU Eats, offers two locations within the Paulson Center accepting both NYU meal plans, and cash or credit cards.  In addition, vending machines are located throughout the building for quick small snacks and drinks.

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NYU Eats Locations

Cafe 181 at NYU

Located on the 2nd floor, Cafe 181 at NYU will be your one stop shop for all the fuel you need to start your day. Stop by for your morning coffee, latte, cappuccino, or espresso, all brewed using BLK & Bold coffee beans, selected by current NYU students at a coffee tasting in November. BLK & Bold is a 100% Black-owned, Certified B Corporation who pledges 5% of all proceeds to organizations that serve youth-in-need all across America, making your daily ritual a vehicle for giving back to the community. There are also grab & go beverages available to order and  breakfast classics, including bagels, croissants, donuts, and breakfast sandwiches. Be sure to try an açaí bowl, like the Açaí-tope with bananas, mangoes, pineapples, and granola.

Recommended Access:
Enter at the corner of Bleecker St. and Mercer St. and take the elevator or stairs to the second floor.

Crave NYU

Located on the 6th Floor, Crave NYU offers a variety of hand-smashed burgers at True Burger, as well four Sous Vide Kitchen (SVK) offerings: plant-based bowls and sandwiches by Veg 23; Vietnamese inspired sandwiches and bowls by BonMi; Latin American inspired bowls by Eso Latin, and customizable mac and cheese bowls by City of Mac. Students can order ahead using the Grubhub app or at our in-person kiosks.

Recommended Access:
Enter at the corner of Bleecker St. and Mercer St. and take the elevator to the sixth floor lobby.

Vending Machines

Working with our vending partners, NYU offers a wide variety of vending selections in the Paulson Center on floors 2–5 near classrooms. Campus Cash, cash, or credit cards can be used to purchase snacks or beverages in the building and at vending machines throughout campus.

Refunds can be processed by scanning QR codes affixed to each individual machine, or you can email


Plated Catering for the NYU Community provides exceptional catering for events, meetings and conferences. Fully customizable and completely flexible to accommodate events of all kinds, our friendly and experienced staff will guide you every step of the way.