Delicious breakfast and lunch goodies? Check. Warm coffee, tea, and hot chocolate? Check. A mouthwatering selection of local California products? Check. When it comes to food onboard the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, we’ve got you covered! Today, we’re taking a closer look at our onboard Market Café, where you can find a large selection of food and beverages to enjoy while you’re riding the rails. Bon appétit!


What is the Market Café?

A man takes a beer from a beverage cooler in the Pacific Surfliner’s onboard Market Café Car.

The onboard Market Café Car is the place to chow down during your journey, located in Car 3 between Business and Coach. In addition to offering a steady selection of meals, snacks, treats, and more, the Market Café also features local California products from across the state! The Café Car has a few tables, but you can also bring your food and drinks back to your seat to enjoy.


Rise n’ Dine with Breakfast

Start your journey and day off right with breakfast from the Pacific Surfliner Market Café! Enjoy a hot breakfast sandwich or a vegetarian breakfast burrito to fuel up for the adventures ahead, or go for something lighter like a refreshing yogurt parfait, breakfast pastry, or cold cereal. Complete the most important meal of the day with a Breakfast Combo and add a coffee, tea, or hot chocolate to any breakfast item for just $1 more! 


Lunch and Dinner Delights

From classic comfort foods to light bites, the Pacific Surfliner is equipped to handle any lunch or dinner craving that comes your way. Enjoy hot fare like cheeseburgers, hot dogs, tamale, and the ever-tasty noodle cup. Lighter options include artisan sandwiches, plus a rotating selection of featured entrée salads and special wraps of the day. Make your meal a combo and add a bag of chips and a soda or bottled water to any hot fare, fresh sandwich, or salad item for $3. 


Snacks, Sweets, and Treats— Oh My!

From seasonal fruit cups to crunchy pistachios, hummus with pretzels to freshly baked cookies, the Market Café offers a wide selection of snacks and sweets. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a cookie, muffin, or candy, or indulge your savory side with a cheese and cracker tray that you can enjoy at your seat while taking in the stunning California scenery.


Flavorful Fun for ‘Lil Travelers

Traveling with kiddos? Appease even the pickiest of eaters with a Kids Snack Pack, filled with sweet and salty snacks, a drink, and fun-filled activities that are great for keeping the little ones entertained during the journey.


Sip-Worthy Beverages

You didn’t think we were all snack and no sip, did you? From classics like iced tea, soft drinks, coffee, and sparkling water, to alcoholic delights (21+ only) that include local craft beer, California wine, and cheers-worthy cocktails, quench your thirst with a tasty beverage from the Market Cafe's drink menu! 


Business Class Bites

An attendant onboard the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers Business Class and kids snack boxes to the camera.

As if riding in the Pacific Surfliner’s Business Class wasn’t already great enough, passengers are also invited to enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks during their trip! Coffee, tea, water, and juice are offered every morning, in addition to delicious pastries from one of California’s local bakeries. When lunchtime rolls around, Business Class passengers receive a soft drink, glass of wine, or 12-ounce can of lager, plus a snack box filled with various bites, including chips, crackers, cookies, cheese, and more! Click here to learn more about the Business Class experience.

Did you learn something new about all the tasty food available on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner? Are you already planning your next train trip? Are you hungry now? We can only hope so! Next time you’re riding the Pacific Surfliner, don’t forget to swing by the onboard Market Café in Car 3 to curb all your culinary cravings.