Rabiya Mansoor (2L)
B Espresso Bar
Royal Conservatory of Music (Atrium); 8 am-8 pm M-F, 9 am-5 pm Sa, 11 am-5 pm Su
You are a posh law student. You need the latest and greatest in coffee. You want people to ask you where you got that coffee from. Enter B Espresso Bar. With its cool red cups and musical atmosphere, you feel amazing handing over $4.50 for a double latte. You do not even flinch because you are a baller.
With an entrance off of Philosopher’s Walk, it’s no wonder this hip joint for caffeine is becoming popular amongst law students and SNAILS. You can even get some grub to go with your caffeine: cookies ($2.25+), full salads ($9.60), breakfast sandwiches ($4.25+)… honestly, why do I even bother cooking?
For my mouth: ★★★★☆
For my wallet: ★★☆☆☆
Victoria University, First Floor; 9 am-6 pm M-F
Upper-years can recount stories of ye olde dark ages—the pre-Jackman Law Building era—when we were forced to mingle with undergrads in Victoria University. The one shining light, however, was Caffiends. Now, if the thought of running across six lanes of traffic after class does not deter you, you can look forward to some seriously cheap coffee ($1!) or a reasonably priced tea latte ($3.50). You can pair your coffee with some vegan cookies ($2 each) and savoury stuffed focaccia ($2.50 each) to boot.
Visitors be warned: you need to bring a travel mug if you plan on getting your coffee to go since this café is big on being environmentally friendly. I mean, you could run back with a Caffiends ceramic mug, but I would not recommend it.
For my mouth: ★★★☆☆
For my wallet: ★★★★☆
Goodmans LLP Café
Jackman Law Building, Second Floor; Never Open
When I heard the Jackman Law Building opening was delayed, the one thing that kept me going was the thought of the Goodmans Café. I dreamt about it: the coffee, the croissants, and the delightful atmosphere it would provide. Little did I know my dream would be abandoned by the construction team. Don’t get me wrong, the feeling of drinking free coffee from the Rowell Room on Monday mornings while leaning against the Great Wall of Goodmans is a treat unto itself. But it just isn’t as fulfilling as a Goodmans latte.
I only hope I get to taste the food before the library mice migrate and overrun the place.
For my mouth: ☆☆☆☆☆
For my wallet: ★★★★★