Dining

Hospital Café

The café is located on the first floor of the hospital. Hot entrees with a southern flair and your choice of side items are available. Desserts, soups, and salads are also served.


Café Hours

The Louisiana Heart Hospital Café’ is open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.  
Grab and Go items are available 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.  

Buffet hours are:

Monday through Friday
Breakfast 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Lunch 11:00 am – 2:00 pm


Patient Meals

The hospital’s Food and Nutrition Service provides well-balanced, nutritious meals that support patient recovery. Menus are prepared in a home-style fashion and may be tailored to meet the physician’s dietary order. Please notify the staff of food allergies or special requests. Snacks, sandwich, and soup trays are available if you become hungry between meals or at night. Please contact your nurse if you become hungry during these times.


Outside Dining Options

Please visit the information desk in the main entrance lobby or the nurses' station for outside dining options. A list of local restaurants who deliver is available.

Bringing Food and Beverages Into the Hospital

Please check with the nurse before providing food or drink to a patient as some patients are placed on restricted diets by their physician.

  • Bringing food from home or from outside the hospital should be reserved for special situations such as encouraging the patient to eat (i.e., poor appetite, strong likes).
  • The food must agree with the patient’s diet order unless the physician has ordered otherwise. Incorrect textures could result in choking. Please contact the dietitian for written clarification if there are questions.
  • Family and visitors bringing food for patients must check with the nurses’ station before proceeding into the patient’s room.
  • It is advisable to bring only the amount of food the patient can eat at one meal. Any leftover food must be discarded as the hospital is not prepared to refrigerate or store leftovers.

Vending Machines

Vending machines are located on the first floor by the café and available 24 hours a day. A vending machine is also located in the second floor lobby (Atrium). A microwave is provided for convenience. Complimentary coffee is offered in the registration lobby and at the nurses' stations for your family and friends.