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The Trailhead Café

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The Trailhead Café, an eatery located in the beautiful Gateway Center, anchors the large main concourse area and serves as a comfortable gathering place for all members of the ESF community. The Trailhead's creative menu provides dining options for almost every diet, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free, and supports New York State producers, growers and manufacturers by purchasing many products within the state. The Trailhead strives to provide excellent customer service while also being environmentally-conscious. The Trailhead Café is operated by the Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation.

Trailhead Meal Plans with Trailhead Dollars, cash, debit and credit cards are all accepted. The Trailhead Café does not accept SUpercards.

The Trailhead takes Trailhead Dining Dollars!

Regular Academic Year Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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Trailhead Café FAQ

Do I need two meal plans (with SU and ESF)?
If you are a first-year student living in Centennial Hall, you must choose either an SU 7 + Trailhead Plan or an SU 10 + Trailhead Plan (or larger SU plan).

Trailhead Meal Plans are meant to work in combination with a required Syracuse University plan for first-year students living in Centennial Hall. This combination offers the best value and ensures that you will have the best range of meal choices, dining facility locations and operating hours to choose from. Many students will eat breakfast or lunch at The Trailhead Café at ESF, while eating dinner at an SU dining hall.

When does my Trailhead Meal Plan begin?
Your ESF meal plan will begin on Monday, August 24, 2020. At this time, any Trailhead Dollars that are a part of your meal plan will automatically be loaded onto your Trailhead Dining Card; you do not need to manually add any Trailhead Dollars associated with your meal plan. It is highly recommended that anyone with Trailhead Dollars register with GET CBORD Student at to manage their account, review balances, and more.

Can I still sign up for a meal plan?
Yes. Meal plan changes can be made until the end of the second week of each semester. After the end of the second week only additional deposits can be made through GET CBORD Student.

When will I receive my Trailhead Dining Card?
You will receive your Trailhead Dining Card during Orientation.

How do I add additional Trailhead Dollars to my Trailhead Dining Card?
To add additional Trailhead Dollars to your account, beyond those already associated with your meal plan, you may do so at https://get.cbord.com/morrisville.

Where can I find the menu options of The Trailhead Café?
You can see our menu and more by following The Trailhead Café on Facebook or by viewing the menu here. The Trailhead offers students breakfast & lunch options with a menu that features local ingredients.

What should I do if I lose my Trailhead Dining Card?
Lost or stolen Trailhead Dining Cards must be reported immediately. Log onto GET CBORD Student to report it lost or stolen and alert a manager at The Trailhead Café.

Can I work at The Trailhead Café?
We are continually reviewing student applications. You can complete an online student application by visiting morrisville.edu/mac and clicking the MAC Student Application button. Please contact Jennie Stowell, Director of Human Resources in Morrisville at 315.684.6700 or stoweljs@morrisville.edu with questions or for more information.

Who should I call if I have problems or questions about my Trailhead Meal Plan or Dining Card?
If you have problems or questions, speak to a member of the Trailhead team or contact the Morrisville College ID Office at 315.684.6052 or collegeid@morrisville.edu.