Things are working a little different at the Spoon this year. In order to accommodate new health and safety measures at Trent in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made a few changes.


This year we’ll be the café will be open for take-out Monday to Thursday from 11:00am - 2:00pm.

Online Food Ordering

We are asking everyone to pre-order food this year. Before visiting the cafe, please go to our home page and follow the link to pre-order your meal. You will be asked to select both a 15-minute pick up window and your food items. Your order will be tallied on the website, but you will pay in the cafe. Kindly order at least 15 minutes before coming to the cafe and arrive within the pick up window you selected, so that we can manage customer line capacity. Like many other establishments, we are going cashless this year, so please be prepared to pay with debit or the Trent Card.

Space Protocols

We are doing our best to serve you as smoothly as possible while maintaining social distancing, health, safety, and sanitizing protocols. With this in mind, the Spoon space will look a bit different this year. Masks are required in all buildings at Trent, so please remember to bring yours when visiting the Spoon. Please enter the Spoon through the Champlain hallway, exit into the back courtyard, and maintain six feet between other patrons at all times. All food will be served by the Spoon staff in take out containers. Due to our new space capacity, we ask that you take your food to go. There is lots of space in the great hall so we invite you eat your lunch there, or enjoy the great outdoors while the weather is still nice! The courtyard exit is not currently accessible, but not to fret, those with accessibility needs may exit through the front door where they entered. 

Compostable Take-away containers

This is our first foray into take-away food. While we cannot serve you on our plates, we encourage you to bring your own cutlery. All containers can be composted on site, which then will be used to fertilize the gardens around campus, including the Trent Vegetable Gardens, from whom we get much of our produce.

Online Events

We have moved our events online this year. Please check out our events page for more information.

Find more information about Trent’s coronavirus plan here

Find out more information about our Health and Safety plans here: