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Designed with “letting the outdoors in” as a guide, the North Star Café offers hospital visitors with a place to get away while caring for loved ones.

Carle Foundation Hospital lobby renovation helps solve the lunch-rush problem in hospital food service

New forward-facing café solves lunch-rush volume issue with grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, coffee, baked goods and the piece de resistance: a new pizza oven that communicates home and hearth.

Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., designed its latest construction project with comfort and convenience at the forefront, along with a welcoming emphasis to the food available here. Grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, baked goods, pizza and coffee are all front and center with the North Star Café.  

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