Sick of the same old food? Debot just not cutting it anymore? Looking for more options on places to eat...or just healthier options? For those who don’t know, the CPS Cafe, located in the College of Professional Studies building, actually serves more than coffee. They serve sandwiches, soups, desserts and more wrapped into a low-lighted atmosphere.
As an environmentally conscious cafe, their goal is to ‘provide homemade, healthful food from local, sustainable farms.’ This attitude is the reason some workers enjoy working here so much.
"I like what CPS stands for (sustainability and local food); I’ve worked here for four years and it has been a great learning experience to showcase abilities in a professional atmosphere," said Kathleen Bradley, a dietetics major working at CPS Cafe.
The food also makes an impression on students.
"I usually go to the Homegrown Cafe for snacks but, when it’s open, I prefer to come to the CPS Cafe for a meal," said Jenna Stark, a student that can often be found in the CPS Cafe. The recipes for each dish on the menu are actually from a combination of the students in a 400-level food and nutrition class and the local farmers that make the ingredients sold from the CPS Cafe.
Another offering by the CPS Cafe through the holidays is their holiday pie sale. These pies include: Dutch Caramel Apple: $8.50, Pumpkin and Sweet Potato: $8.00, Chocolate Espresso Pecan: $15.00 and Walnut Cranberry Custard: $12.00. The proceeds from sales will be going towards improvements on the cafe.
"Last year was our first time doing holiday pies and it was a big hit with the students so they’ve come earlier and the sales have increased. My personal favorite is the chocolate pecan espresso," Bradley said.
Pies can be ordered by emailing the cafe at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the cafe.
The CPS Cafe is open Monday- Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.