Sacramento State has many breakfast options for students

Anna Puccinelli

A hearty breakfast is the best incentive to get me out of my warm bed when I have a date with school in those painfully early hours. When I have time, I enjoy waking up to a hot cup of coffee and a yogurt, but I am guilty of occasionally going out on a school night, resulting in a rough morning before my 9 a.m. class. In these late and groggy instances, I appreciate that our school has many breakfast options.

Sac State offers 15 places on campus to get coffee including Java City, the Well Café, Saigon Bay Express, Burger King, Subway and the Hornet Bookstore Café.

The Bookstore Café has plenty of breakfast options including 50-cent coffee, which is the cheapest coffee on campus. I like that the shop offers a variety of breakfast pastries, especially for those who have a vegan diet.

The Bookstore Café offers the largest vegan selection I have seen on campus, selling a carrot muffin, apple cobbler and a sesame almond cookie. This shop is a great stop for those running tight on time, who want to quickly grab a bite and go to class.

Eco Grounds Coffee is where I find myself when I come to school early to study. This cafe conveniently opens at 6:30 a.m. Eco Grounds offers fruit, yogurt, breakfast burritos, pastries and sandwiches.

Blair Slavazza, junior criminal justice major and Eco Grounds barista, said the bagel and cream cheese, which costs $2.43, is the most popular breakfast item, and the white mocha is the most popular drink and costs $3.46. Slavazza said her favorite place to get breakfast is Good Eats! because they have good omelets.

If you decide you want to get an omelet, you can have it made with egg whites and can add up to five choices of meats and vegetables. The restaurant also offers fresh fruit, orange juice and sugar-free maple syrup.

Good Eats! is located in the Union across from Burger King. This restaurant has a simple and affordable breakfast menu with omelets and French toast. For a limited time, Good Eats! is offering cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

“As far as breakfast, Good Eats! is probably the most healthy,” said David Moyer, senior history major, who eats here almost every day.

The dining commons, or “The D.C.” as most students call it, is the cafeteria next to the dorms. Senior criminal justice major Kristian Javierre shared what he thinks about the food in the dining commons.

“As time passes it kind of gets stale,” Javierre said. “Everything is consistent, (and) there are not a lot of new foods, but I understand that with the (lack of) funding.”

Javierre said the dining commons serves many options for breakfast including eggs, sausage, cereal, fruit and pastries.

The Buzz offers waffles, pancakes and breakfast sandwiches. The breakfast sandwiches are served on either a muffin, bagel or served as a panini and you have a choice of ham, bacon or sausage. The Buzz opens at 8 a.m.

The Well Café opens at 10 a.m. and offers protein shakes. There are a variety of protein shakes including pina colada, raspberry, chocolate and vanilla. There are two sizes of shakes and the prices range from $3.50 to $6.50 depending on what is added to the shake.

Crepes de Paris serves sweet or savory crepes. The most ordered savory crepe is the California crepe, which is stuffed with cheese, mushrooms, tomato and avocado and costs $6.75, said a Crepes de Paris employee. A few of the most popular dessert crepes are the banana Nutella crepe, which costs $5.94 and the strawberry Nutella crepe which costs $6.75. Crepes de Paris also serves waffles.

Gordito Burrito opens at 7 a.m. and carries breakfast burritos and a huevos chorizo plate, which is eggs served with potatoes, beans, Mexican sausage and tortillas. The veggie burrito costs $3.79 and there is an option of adding ham, bacon, chorizo or steak for those who prefer meat. Breakfast is served until 10:30 a.m.

The breakfast options on campus are conveniently located throughout campus, allowing students to quickly grab some brain food before class or to sit down and enjoy their first meal of the day.