Volume 92, Issue 6

Friday, September 11, 1998

oshfrosh b'gosh


Calling out for all java junkies

Graphic by Brahm Wiseman

By Jael Lodge
Focus Editor

Caffeine and sugar play an important part in almost every university student's diet. If it doesn't impact your life, then forget about it and stop reading. You're not normal. Otherwise, read on!

Bean There International Coffee House – 637 Richmond St.. Watch for the daily specials and the 10 per cent discount on food with your student ID. All profits go to the London Multicultural Youth Association which supports programs around the city. Salad and Jamaican Beef Patty go for $4.25. Open Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to midnight, Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m..

Chester's Coffee Bar & Cigar Divan – 478 Richmond St.. Billed as "a taste of Chicago or Boston in London" by its admirers, co-owner Matt McGregor notes that this coffee house features a selection of premium cigars. Coming soon – affordable exotic cuisine and pasta bar between three and eight dollars. Open Monday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Friday 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.. Closed Sunday.

Grabba Jabba – 551 Richmond St.. This owner-run gourmet coffee shop offers half price cappuccinos and lattés on Tuesdays (regularly $2.25). Large coffee $1.45. Open daily 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and midnight on weekends.

Just Desserts – 605 Richmond St.. Manager John Sanders describes this café as a "kind of cozy, more laid-back place where a couple can come and listen to music." Dessert and a coffee runs about $6.95. Open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Fridays until 1:30 a.m.. Weekend hours are 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Saturdays and 1 a.m. on Sundays.

Plantation Coffee & Tea Co. – 620 Richmond St.. Part of an Ontario chain, this coffee house is described by manager Shamash Jetha as "casual and upbeat." Dessert and coffee are around seven dollars. Open Monday to Wednesday 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., Thursday 7 a.m. to 3 a.m., Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 a.m. and Sunday and holidays 9 a.m. to 1 a.m..

Sebastion's – 539 Richmond St.. Specializing in gourmet food, this "very casual" restaurant keeps its prices low by using a "serve yourself" format, explains office manager Cheryl Twist. Entrées average $6.50 and dessert and coffee will run about $5.50. Open daily at 7:30 a.m., Sebastion's stays open until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays but 11 p.m. all other nights.

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