The Simons Center Café located on the second floor of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, has a fresh and modern style, focusing on organically inspired French, Italian, and American cuisines. The array of options for soups, salads, entrees, and desserts is bound to leave you longing for more!

Please call us at (631) 632-2881 to discuss your next catering event. Catering events available anytime.

Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook NY 11794 | Get Directions to the Café
Tel: (631) 632-2881


  • Richard Kanowsky
    Executive Chef

    From the start, Richard's extensive training at the Ritz Carlton ignited his passion for food and his desire to become a chef. The Executive Chef, David Schmitt, a CIA graduate first in his class, personally took Richard under his wing and trained him to be a great cook when he immediately recognized his love for food.

    Working as the Executive Chef at Jedediah Hawkins solidified Richard's passion for the industry. Every morning he visited numerous farms and picked his own produce with the farmers themselves (still warm from the sun) and that was their menu for the day. The inspiration that Richard got through the farmers’ passion for growing ignited his passion to respect what they were creating and had the desire to do amazing things with those ingredients.