Fine dining, fresh produce and hand crafted beer

By Angela Stevens

Many people come to Cal Poly Pomona and at first glance assume that it only has chain fast food restaurants on its campus.

Considering all of the farms, the orchards, the animals and the brewery, a person would have to be living under a rock not to be aware of the incredible places to eat and drink here.

In the mood for farm fresh ingredients that are locally grown? Try the Farm Store next to The Village on West Temple Avenue. It offers fresh squeezed orange juice, sandwiches, soup and so much more. The Farm Store also doubles as a market for those who don’t want to stop at the store before they commute back home.

In fact, forget about driving there between classes and take the very convenient Bronco Shuttle. Make sure to also enjoy the pumpkin festival that it offers every October.

No need to drive to this beauty. Enjoy an adventure and take the KW Hillside Pathway, that has an incredible view of campus, as well as, lizards, up to The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch.

Here you will view students at work creating culinary masterpieces, that change every quarter. What makes this the most interesting place on campus to eat at is its view. The restaurant overlooks the Farm Store and rolling green hills. It is just above the Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel.

Innovation Brew Works is not only a brewery but also a cafe. This is one of the most chill places on campus for relaxing, studying, hanging out or having a date for food, enjoy sandwiches, sweets, salads, breakfast and handcrafted pizzas.

Their craft beers are proudly made by mostly students, with many fresh ingredients from the Farm Store and orchards. It is located on West Temple Avenue across from The Village.

If you are looking for somewhere convenient and cheap to eat at, then look no further than the Poly Trolley. This food truck serves infusions of Asian, Mexican and American favorites, always in appetizer size. Happily, the trolley also serves a full Starbucks drink menu.

The trolley also has its own Twitter and website ( that has a locator tool to find out where it is on campus. Note, they also have vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Students working at the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch

Albert Muro / The Poly Post

Students working at the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch

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