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Café Oso (formerly the Culinary Café)

Café Oso


Welcome to the newly remodeled and redesigned Phoenix College Café Oso (formerly the Culinary Café),  a hidden gem located just minutes from the Uptown Phoenix Central Corridor. Café Oso is conveniently located on the corner of Flower and 11th Avenue, nestled in the south end of the Phoenix College Osborn Site. 

Experience fine dining in an elegant yet casual atmosphere where aspiring chefs perfect their skills in a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art teaching kitchen and dining room. Gourmet lunches are prepared and served by Phoenix College Culinary students.

  • The Café is open Tues, Wed, Thurs, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM during the Spring and Fall Semesters and closed during the Summer. Last seating is at 12:45 PM. 
  • Reservations are required: 602-285-7764. Please call ahead for take-out.
  • Parking is available in the north lot of the main campus.


Café patrons can select from a three-course menu or choose from a list of appealing a la carte specials. The menu changes weekly and is set at the beginning of each semesterDownload the menu by semester or check the calendar for a weekly update. ($10.25 three-course menu options include: first course, entree, and dessert.)

Sample Menu

(Check the Café Oso announcements weekly for updated menu or download the complete semester menu in PDF format.)

First Course Examples
  • Strawberry and Baby Spinach Salad (young spinach, strawberries, and spiced walnuts dressed with a raspberry vinaigretteor)
  • Vegetable Tortilla Soup (Spicy tomato and vegetable broth served with crispy tortilla strips)
Entree Examples
  • Herb Crusted Prime Rib (Boneless prime rib au jus, served with a parsnip au gratin and a creamy horseradish sauce)
  • Grilled Ginger Lime Sea Bass (Fresh sea bass seasoned with giner and lime, grilled and served over a bed of coconut lemongrass rice)
Dessert Examples

  • Lemon Curd Tartlet (a rich lemon curd nestled in a sweet and flaky crust, garnished with whipped cream)
  • Red Velvet Gateaux (Rich and decadent red velvet cake layered with a cream cheese and mascarpone mousse)