You know that saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? Well while it might be true, I’ve never been one to live by this motto. Until recently.
I’ve always been part of the camp that would rather sleep an extra 15 minutes than make a bowl of cereal. But when I started working out with a trainer at the BU Fitness & Recreation Center, she basically told me we would have to stop working together if I didn’t start eating breakfast. So here I am, trying to navigate my first meal options for the first time as senior in college. I know, the most responsible. The one advantage: I can share with you all the best places on campus to grab the most important meal of your day.
Pavement Coffee House. Previously known as Espresso Royale, Pavement owns the bagel sandwich game here on campus. Not only do they have a variety of decently healthy options and extra fresh bagels, they also house a wonderful study space on campus that is frequently packed with students. Go-to order: Sunrise Sandwich with sausage on a multi-grain bagel.
Starbucks. I’m not gonna lie, coffee for breakfast is not uncommon in the college student world. However, with the recent transition of the five (yes, five) on-campus Starbucks to the La Boulange bakery options, there are a variety of favorites that can now be heated up for your enjoyment. Go-to order: Grande iced coffee with whole milk & blueberry scone with butter.
T. Anthony’s. For those students from the tri-state area who are used to greasy diners, T. Anthony’s is the place for you. It is also a favorite of mine for weekend morning feasts. They have all the bases covered for those who enjoy the stacked omelette, the breakfast sandwich, and the syrup-topped specialties. Go-to order: T’s Big Breakfast – french toast, two fried eggs, home fries, bacon, & coffee.
Eastern Standard. ES is a big favorite among students when parent’s come to visit. A little more expensive than the other options on this list, ES is unqiue for having an early morning breakfast option (you can thank their attachment to the Hotel Commonwealth for that) in addition to a brunch menu. Go-to order: Breakfast Breads & Buttermilk Pancackes with Blueberry Syrup
Dining Hall. A very necessary addition to this list, the on-campus dining halls are the mecca of breakfast for the underclassman still on the meal plan diet. With unlimited options like cereal, waffles, omelettes, and pastries, how could you go wrong? As a senior, I am always open to the gift of a guest meal by a lower classman (wink, wink). Go-to order: Waffle with a side of pizza (while you wait in line for the waffle machine more commonly known as line pizza) and bacon.
This is obviously not an exhustive list and I’m sure I’ve missed some crowd favorites (Einstien’s and Brugers to name some honorable mentions) but just a few of my favorites. Keep COM & Eat Breakfast.