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Cafeteria & Retail Store

Food and Refreshments

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Our canteens offer tasty hot meals, sandwiches, salads, snacks, and refreshing beverages. Each of our medical centers feature a locally owned, in-house coffee shop. We also encourage you to take advantage of our full service retail stores which offer quality merchandise at affordable prices with the added benefit of tax free purchases. Stop by in-person or shop online today.

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The Canteen offers hot meals, sandwiches, salads, snacks, and beverages.

Gainesville VAMC
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Basement of Main Hospital (East side)
Toll Free: 800-324-8387, ext. 106040
Local: 352-374-6040

Lake City VAMC
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(except Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Location: First Floor (near the Chapel)
Toll Free: 800-308-8387, ext. 2035
Local: 386-755-3016, ext. 2035


Retail Store

We offer a full-service retail store with such products as electronics, cosmetics, toiletries, and clothing. Merchandise may be charged to major credit cards.

Many items from our retail store may also be purchased online.  Shop online today.

Gainesville VAMC

Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Basement of Main Hospital (next to Canteen)

Lake City VAMC
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: First Floor of Hospital (behind the Canteen)


Coffee Shop

Gainesville VAMC (Bed Tower/First Floor Location)
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed all Federal Holidays

Gainesville VAMC (Basement Location)
Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, CLOSED
Closed all Federal Holidays

Lake City VAMC
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Outpatient Area
Items Available: Starbucks® coffee, fruit drinks, salads, sandwiches, cookies, pastries.


Vending Machines

Vending machines are available for your convenience 24 hours a day.

In Gainesville, vending machines are located on the Basement level near Elevator A (just around the corner from the Canteen).

In Lake City, vending machines are located on the First Floor of the hospital (just outside the Canteen).