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Get Ready: Campus Cuisine

Looking for something different to tickle your taste buds? Here are five campus eateries that will satisfy even the most discerning stomachs.

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Published Apr 1, 2007 8:00 AM


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On the go and no time for the most important meal of the day? Head on over to the California Café in North Campus, where there's an extensive breakfast menu for less than five bucks. You can get a three-egg omelet, avocado and black olives, for $3.50. With hash browns. If you're broke, try The Big One — one egg, one pancake, one tater tot and one slice of bacon — for $1.00!

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A righteous greenhouse effect … Go green by eating a deliciously organic meal at the new Greenhouse health food bar in Ackerman Union. With specialty salads all priced around $5 a pop, both your body and your wallet will thank you. You can also choose from a potato bar, pasta, breads, international foods and a ramped-up salad bar. Being green never felt so good!

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Healthy choices ... Where else but in a hospital cafeteria? Café Med in the UCLA Medical Center draws a crowd with faves like tortilla soup and spicy BBQ. For calorie watchers, lots of healthy selections are available. Once a week, customers can watch while a chef creates a featured item made to order. Daily menus are posted at http://nutrition.mednet.ucla.edu/cafemed.htm.

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And when the devil on your shoulder would rather eat candy ... Pick up a customized treat from RX Candy Coated Cures in Ackerman Union. Choose from more than 100 different sweets ranging from old-school Bazooka bubble gum to peanut butter M&Ms — fill up your bag with any combo you like!

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Looking for an afternoon pick-me-up? Head over to Café Synapse at the Gonda Center. The secluded cafe not only has excellent coffee specials, but also offers sandwiches, soups and gourmet pizzas. You'll get an affordable mouthful, with a view of the peaceful courtyard on the house!

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