Staff Dining | Coffee

7 Reasons for Employees to Eat at Fresh Food Co.

Where can I eat on campus?

Dining Locations: Faculty have access to a variety of menus from Liberty Street Fresh Foods to the Stern food court, featuring restaurants such as Chick-Fil-A, The Greenhouse, Quiznos and Jole Mole to Marty's Place with Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian cuisine. Go to for menus. 

Do staff get discounts for CofC campus meals?

Yes! There are four ways to save.

The $155 Faculty and Staff Meal Plan includes 25 meals from Liberty Street Fresh Food CompanyCity Bistro or Marty’s Place, and can even be used for select sandwich/salad combos at Market 159, breaking down to just $6.20 a meal! Payment plans of four $38.75 installments over a two-month period are available, or employees can pay in full at Cougar Card Services. Meal plans can start at any time, and meal swipes will not expire during your employment (aka they carry over year to year). You can sign up for a meal plan online or anytime throughout the semester by visiting the Cougar Card Office in Berry Hall. When you run out of your 25 meals, you can add another 25 block of meals at any time. Staff can get a To-Go box for free with the plan as well. 

The $6 Faculty/Staff "Soup, Salad, Drink, & Dessert" discounted meal (no plan required) is offered in Liberty Street Fresh Food Co. To-Go boxes for this meal are available without the meal plan as well. 

The $5 Faculty/Staff Breakfast & Starbucks Drink discounted meal (no plan required) is also available at the Fresh Food Company! Whether you’re hitting up the cereal bar or craving something hot from the daily breakfast menu, you can get it Monday–Friday from 7 to 11 a.m. Just show your CofC ID and pay your $5 (the cost is $8 without it) at the door (Dining Dollars, cash and credit are accepted).

Also, Liberty Street Fresh Food Company is open to everyone (prices vary for non-CofC guests) and features all-you-care-to-eat access for breakfast, lunch or dinner at 10 different stations, including a complete salad bar, a smoothie bar, a Chobani bar, a brick pizza oven, a sandwich station, a Mongolian station, a Lowcountry homestyle station, a vegetarian station and a bakery. Without a meal plan, faculty and staff can get it all for $10 (lunch) or $10.50 (dinner) with their CofC ID.

When you’re using a meal plan at the Fresh Food Company or City Bistro, you may get a reusable to-go box from the cashier and fill it up to take with you – whether you’re headed back to your office or to the Cistern Yard for a little picnic. Better yet: You don’t have to clean it when you’re done! Just bring it back to the Fresh Food Company (where it will be cleaned and sanitized) and exchange it for another one. Or – if you’re in the mood to dine in the faculty and staff dining area – just exchange it for a key tag, which you can turn in for another box the next time you’re on the go!

Is there a staff take-out box option at Liberty?

Yes, staff may get one take-out box for free from the Liberty Fresh Food Company and dine anywhere on campus with their meal.

Where can I get my coffee or tea on campus? Starbucks at Liberty

For a real eye-opener, try one of the Fresh Food Company’s two new touchscreen “We Proudly Serve Starbucks” beverage machines and espresso machine. This elevated coffee program lets you watch your latte, cappuccino, hot chocolate or brewed coffee dispense right before your eyes with the touch of a button – and also includes freshly brewed Teavana offerings. If you're dining in, don’t forget to grab one to go before you leave!

Also...When you work at the College of Charleston, you work for something bigger – you work for the education and development of our students, the enrichment and empowerment of our community, and the well-being and future of our global society. Every day, you do your part – contributing whatever you can as an individual to help the College make a difference as an institution. Your commitment makes a difference – especially through the Faculty and Staff Giving DriveAnd, if gratification isn’t enough, there’s always the added incentive of free coffee! Donors who make a gift or pledge of $50 or more during the month of September, will receive a card to be redeemed for hot coffee/tea at Starbucks (Addlestone Library, Stern Center Food Court and P.O.D. at Education Center) during the entire month of October.

Do any off-campus restaurants give CofC employees meal discounts?

Yes. CofC discounts are available at many area restaurants, but offers vary by location. For example, Swamp Fox and Tazikis downtown have offered discounts. Offers are entirely at the discretion of the restaurants and may change over time. Please feel free to ask your server and/or ask often to encourage area business to offer them to us.

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! Email anytime or submit an anonymous Cougar Cares: Staff Input form.