As CNLU is a Residential University all the food requirements of students are well taken care of by the University. With four meals-servings a day and the food being of excellent quality and balanced nutritiously, CNLU Mess Service is second to none. It provides the students with nutritious and hygienic vegetarian & non vegetarian food. Modern cooking equipments have been installed with the aim of providing wholesome food. Boarders shall mention the type of mess facilities required in the application form given at the time of admission. The food has got a lot of variety and comprises of South Indian, Continental and Chinese etc. Mess Services are guided by the Students' Committee which has the privilege of deciding the menu. So, the food served is based completely on the inputs from students who enjoy a commanding role in the mess management.
A Canteen is also available on the Campus. Light Snacks, tea, coffee, soup, cool drinks, milk, toffees, stationery and other general items like soaps, cosmetics, are available in the Canteen. Apart from this, almost all the items of day- to-day need are available in canteen. In case of non-availability of an item, order can be placed and the same is delivered at door-step.