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Intermezzo cafe is open to University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff with both physically distanced indoor seating and to-go orders, Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm.

Delicious take-and-bake cinnamon rolls are available at Intermezzo cafe for carry-out or curbside pickup!

Krannert Center building entry is limited to those who are in compliance with university COVID-19 testing requirements. The Safer Illinois app is the recommended method for proving compliance. For more information, visit

A limited number of single-seat study stations are available in the Lobby, including in the Intermezzo area, where individuals can study, work, take remote classes, etc. Priority for use of these stations is given to dance, music, and theatre students. Eating and drinking is currently not permitted at these study stations.

Join the Intermezzo email lunch list to get the daily specials, information on new menu items, and updates on our green initiatives.


Due to current safety considerations, Stage 5 Bar is temporarily closed. Check back here for updates about its future re-opening.


Skip the flimsier options and invest $9.95 in a Mezzo Mug—and we’ll fill it up for free! Bring it back for a refill of one of our coffee blends, hot tea, iced tea, or a soft drink for the refill price. It’s a sensible purchase that’s good for your budget and good for the planet.


Our gift cards never expire and can be redeemed at any trip to Intermezzo or the Stage 5 Bar. Use them for purchases at Promenade, Intermezzo, and the Ticket Office too. They’re available for sale at Promenade and the Ticket Office, and you can also find them online. CenterChecks are still good and will be honored forever, with encouragement to come in and trade them for gift cards. You can check your Krannert Center gift card balance anytime.


Our in-demand buffet-style dinner service is served before select performances. Choose from slow-roasted, hand-carved prime rib or roast pork tenderloin with creamy dijon sauce for $21.95. You’ll receive red-skinned mashed potatoes, fresh steamed vegetables, and rolls with your entree as well as a beverage of your choice. Service typically begins at 5:30pm and continues until 7:30pm. 

Illinois Green Business Association: Certified Green Business

Better still: many ingredients are locally produced, we feature organic selections, the containers are biodegradable, and the takeout boxes are made from corn-based recyclable products. Because of efforts like these, Intermezzo has earned Green Business Certification from the Illinois Green Business Association by meeting or achieving program standards in energy conservation, water conservation, waste reduction and recycling, pollution prevention, transportation, landscaping, general employee practices, purchasing, and community development.