Blank Children's Hospital

Food & Meals


Family members and friends are invited to dine in the Iowa Methodist Medical Center cafeteria on Level B. The deli and grill are open Monday - Friday from 2 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. On weekends, the hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Specific meals are served Monday - Friday:

Breakfast 5 - 10:15 a.m.
Lunch 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner 4 - 7:30 p.m.      ::      Monday - Friday
4 - 6:30 p.m.      ::      Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
Overnight 2 - 4 a.m.      ::      Monday - Friday :: No holidays or weekends

Younker 1 Cafe

The Younker Cafe is located near the Younker main entrance on the first floor. The café is open Monday through Fridays, excluding holidays. A continental type breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m., which includes coffee, donuts and muffins. Lunch items are available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 pm.

Guest Trays

Family members and friends may order guest trays for a nominal charge to eat in a patient room. While the cost for guest trays is not covered by insurance, the charges can be added to a patient's hospital bill. The nursing staff will order a tray for guests if requested.

Vending Machines

There are several locations of vending machines on the Blank Children's/Iowa Methodist campus:

  • Blank 3 in the family lounge.
  • First floor of the Iowa Methodist Medical Center north wing near the emergency department.
  • Cafeteria in the dining area.

Atrium Food Service

The Atrium Food Service area is located in the atrium of the Methodist Medical Plaza at the west end of the campus. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Des Moines Restaurants

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