Bistro Verde

Welcome to Bistro Verde!

The inside of Bistro Verde: a dining room with round tables and place settings.

Dine with us to become part of a student’s education while enjoying a from-scratch lunch. 

In the Lincoln Land Community College Culinary Arts program, part of a student’s learning experience is to run a working café that is open to the public. Hospitality degree-seeking students manage the dining room, while culinary arts students prepare all the orders. Baking and pastry students provide breads and desserts.

Bistro Verde is located right inside the Workforce Careers Center building on LLCC’s main campus at 5250 Shepherd Road in Springfield.

During the spring semester, we offer a full-service dining experience. Bistro Verde will be open for the spring 2022 semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 8-April 14 (except March 8, 10 and 29). The public is invited to experience food prepared and served by LLCC culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality students.

Reservations for in-person dining are strongly encouraged and can be made by emailing or calling 217-786-2821

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LLCC’s student-run café opens as Bistro To Go during the fall semester, offering takeout soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods, coffees and drinks. It was open for the fall 2021 semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Sept. 14-Nov. 18 (except for Nov. 2).

Putting culinary skills to work
Prepping lunch at Bistro Verde
Providing delicious menu options
Culinary is an art!