The Blackhawk Café is NIU's breadbasket. Located in the center of campus on the ground floor of the Holmes Student Center, it's an easy way to fit breakfast or lunch into your day. Check out Blackhawk's hot buffet and fresh salad bar for affordable and nutritious home-style food. Or you can order off the menu at the horseshoe grill near the entrance. Be sure to try the popular Black Plate Special: leave with anything you can fit on a black plate for $5.50 if you're dining in or $6.00 if you're carrying out!