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Cafeteria & Retail Store

VCS Patriot Café

Visitors are welcomed to eat in the Patriot Café. We offer hot and cold entrees, beverages and desserts. The Patriot Café is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Vending machines are also available for your convenience 24 hours a day.

  • University Drive: Ground Floor
  • Heinz: Building 51, 1st Floor

VCS Patriot Brew

University Drive's Patriot Brew (Starbucks®) Coffee Shop is located on the first floor, to the right of Release of Information. A Patriot Brew Coffee Shop is also located on the H.J. Heinz campus on the first floor of the Ambulatory Care Center. Visitors may select from a variety of pastries, light sandwiches, and beverages.

Patriot Brew is available from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Patriot Brew is closed on Sunday.

The Stars & Stripes Café - located in the administration building lobby and front entrance of building 50 at H.J. Heinz - is a Veteran-run enterprise that serves gourmet coffees, teas, real fruit smoothies, Danishes and homemade biscotti.

VCS Patriot Store

We offer a full-service retail store with such products as electronics, cosmetics, toiletries, and clothing. Items may be purchased tax-free. The retail store is open to patients, staff, and caregivers Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • University Drive: Ground Floor
  • H.J. Heinz: Building 51, 1st Floor

Vending Areas

Vending machines are located throughout the Hospitals.