Quick eats for on-the-go intellects range from vending-machine manna to table served treats. An overview of new nosh and standby favourites from your student days
What better? A breakfast of perfect French toast from Baker’s Grille gives pleasure ($5, 4th floor, Unicentre) in a setting with big windows, banquettes and table service. Squirrelled away in Mackenzie Building, Leo’s Lounge offers moist, cake-like double chocolate muffins ($1, 3rd floor) and sandwiches. The bare-bones menu reflects its primary role as a volunteer-run hub for engineering students. Quite the step up from their TV dinners of yore, Mike’s Place offers an eclectic menu, including rotis ($7, 3rd floor, Unicentre). Nights, the joint is jumpin’. Oliver’s is Carleton’s cavernous bar, open late (1st floor, Unicentre). Step up to order, take proffered playing card and retrieve food at kitchen counter when your queen of hearts is called. Sweet potato fries and burgers are popular here (from $3.99)—and they’re named after movie legends. Rooster’s Café (4th floor, Unicentre) offers comfortable couches, not to mention comfort food, at decent prices. Count on pita wraps (from $4). Dessert? Check out Bread & Roses Bakery’s pecan chocolate caramel square ($2).