About Us

In Summary

Terra Café is a sit-down or take-out restaurant committed to providing locally sourced and organic food to the campus community every Wednesday at EMPAC.

Who We Are

Terra Café is a service and club provided by RPI students to enhance the community of RPI while educating our peers of the benefits of supporting the local and organic movement.

This full service, sit-down restaurant experience, is committed to serving local and organic foods. Each week will feature a new menu with a meat option, vegetarian/ vegan option, and dessert with drinks.

Terra Café started as a student initiative first cooked up by members of EcoLogic, RPI's oldest environmental group, and then turned into a PDI (Product Design and Innovation) organizational design project which then turned into our fantastic on-campus volunteer club!

How We Work

Students work closely with the Evelyn’s Café Staff to accent food issues through the menu choices available at the Café.

Terra Café meals are payable by FLEX, RAD, cash, credit, or volunteer for two hours for a free lunch!

Where and When

We are in EMPAC almost every Wednesday each semester from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Check our schedule so you don't miss out!

The Terra Team

Araben Tablizo

Prep time: 45 mins Cook time: 2 hours

Co-President, Biomedical Engineering 2020

I either need food or a nap.

Secret ingredient: Sugar

Joerene Aviles

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 4 years

Co-President, Biomedical Engineering 2019

Cheeseburgers are my favorite meal ever!

Secret ingredient: Random cat noises.

Maya Navabi

Prep time: Cook time: 4 years

Vice President,

Secret ingredient:

Daniel Romero

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Secret ingredient:

Allison Douglas

Prep time: 18 years Cook time: 1 min

Webmaster, Environmental Engineering 2021

"Everything in moderation, including moderation"

Secret ingredient: Sour gummy worms

Maya Ooki

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Public Relations Officer,

Secret ingredient:

Joshua Groh

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Freshman Rep,

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