> Whether it's grabbing
a quick breakfast or fueling for all-nighters, the 20-odd campus
cafes fill a niche as well as stomachs. Here are some frequented
by College students:
Every Wednesday, students, faculty, and staff cram into the
Reynolds Club first-floor coffee shop, decorated with framed
photos of Chicago's past, to enjoy Shake Day-when the frothy
beverage is sold for $1. Also offered is "The Flow," free performances
showcasing student talent.
Floor Coffee Shop
Upstairs from the C-Shop and open until 2 a.m.,
this Reynolds Club hangout features take-out from Hyde Park
restaurants, most notably a late-evening delivery of burritos
from Maravilla's. Patrons can relax with billiards, foosball,
or television: during The Simpsons, sodas and candy are half-price.
For a quick caffeine fix, students head to Cobb's
basement coffee shop. With 50-cent bagels and 16-ounce cups
of coffee going for a paltry 70 cents, the Cobb Coffee Shop
is among the less expensive on-campus dining options.
School Coffee Shop
The fare is mostly standard, but the Swift Hall
eatery has its own T-shirt: "Where God Drinks Coffee." At lunch,
undergrads in search of a relatively cheap lunch queue with
ordained ministers who teach at the Div School for Hyde Park
comestibles and canned natural juices. Sparse seating means
that many opt to eat their purchases al fresco on the quads.
For languishing over a tall café mocha while debating
the finer points of The Nichomachean Ethics, there's the Classics
Coffee Shop. Besides java-based refreshments, the shop (on the
second floor of the building of the same name) offers light
lunch fare. -A.S.