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Cafeterias and Snack Bar -- Gaithersburg


NIST operates two cafeterias on the Gaithersburg campus:

The main cafeteria is in the Administration Bldg. (Bldg. 101). Hours of operation:

  • Breakfast:  7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast Break: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
  • Happy Hour: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (30 percent off on salad bar and hot bar)


A second cafeteria is located on the main floor of the Supply & Plant Bldg. (Bldg. 301). Hours of operation:

  • Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Breakfast Break: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Happy Hour: 1:00 p.m to 2:30 p.m. (30 percent off salad bar and hot bar)