Guide to campus dining options at Mizzou

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Afraid you will get sick of the dining hall food or won’t have time make the trek back to the dorm between classes?

Never fear, because convenient campus eating options are available.

And here is the best part: They all accept E.Z. Charge as well as cash, credit and debit.

Bookmark Café 

Ellis Library

For those late nights, early mornings or days when you are slaving over books at Ellis Library, Bookmark Café can provide a jump start with Kaldi’s Coffee and espresso drinks whenever you need it.

Coffee’s not your thing? What about warm cookies and hot chocolate to take the edge off studying.

We suggest you bring a sealable mug or thermos if you want to take a drink upstairs. The library is very strict about approved drink containers. 

Hours: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday;   closed Saturday; 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday.

Catalyst Café 

Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center

Roll out of bed and wake up the right way with a build-your-own-breakfast sandwich or burrito at the Catalyst Café. 

If you are feeling like more of a lunchtime meal, grab a gourmet sandwich or salad and top it off with a smoothie.

The cafe also offers a variety of frappes and Kaldi’s Coffee.

Hours: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Do Mundo’s 

MU Student Center

In the mood for barbecue? Do Mundo’s has a range of flavors from around the world — Brazilian style churrasca beef to Hawaiian jerk chicken.

Grab a side of sweet potato fries or shells and cheese or indulge your sweet tooth with a house-made apple turnover.

Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday - Friday.


MU Student Center

Infusion offers all the typical coffee options, both hot and cold, including espresso shots. For something more substantial, try a smoothie, shake or warm baked item.

Infusion also sells fresh fruit cups filled with pineapple, kiwi, strawberries and grapes, as well as grab-and-go hummus and pita packs.

Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

J Café 

Reynolds Journalism Institute

Not only does the J Café provide a variety of Kaldi’s Coffee and espresso drinks, it has a great lunch menu full of sandwiches, salads and daily soups.

Just looking for a little snack in between classes? Try a warm muffin, cookie or pastry.

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday.

Kate and Emma’s 

MU Student Center

Kate and Emma’s sells a variety hot and cold sandwiches and wraps for all tastes,   from a Thai chicken wrap to a cold red-pepper-and-mushroom wrap, even a meatball sandwich. 

Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday.

Mizzou Markets 

Three campus locations

The three Mizzou Marketlocations carry candy, frozen meals, a variety of bottled drinks, boxed foods and coffee. They also sell magazines, toiletries and medicines.

The Hitt Street and southwest locations have a Subway inside.

Central location: West side of the MU Student Center

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday.

Hitt Street location: Off Hitt Street in Pershing Commons

Hours: 24 hours/seven days a week

Southwest location: East side of Center Residence Hall

Hours: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m. Monday - Thursday; 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday.


MU Student Center 

Offering both history and good food, Mort’s menu features items from the historical restaurant called the Shack that burned down 26 years ago.

Items include shack burgers with the special shack sauce, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, French fries, onion rings and more. Stop by to pick up a meal, watch TV, learn about MU history or play a game of pool or foosball. 

You can even carve your name on the wall, in designated areas of course.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


MU Student Center

Handmade pizza and pasta dishes .

The pizza, which is stone-fired and includes handmade sauce, is sold by the slice and hot out of the oven.

You can get cheese, pepperoni, Italian sausage and each day has its own specialty:  Monday, supreme; Tuesday, turkey bacon tomato; Wednesday, zucchini buffalo chicken; Thursday, BBQ chicken; and Friday, BBQ pork.

Pomodoro also sells pasta a la carte, with three different types of pastas and sauces. If you need a snack, try breadsticks or cheese sticks, or treat yourself to tiramizzou.

Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday.

Sunshine Sushi 

MU Student Center

Sunshine Sushi has lots of choices for grab and go, or if you don’t like any of the pre-made rolls, don’t be afraid to ask the staff to make one you prefer. 

You might even get a roll named after you if you eat there enough.

Hours: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Starbucks Coffee 

Memorial Union

Yes, there is a real Starbucks on campus. You can student-charge at this Starbucks,  but don’t try it at the one on Ninth Street.

Hours: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday.

Wheatstone Bistro

Memorial Union

If you are in the mood for a warm cup of French onion soup or a café style sandwiches, this bistro has it.

It sells a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, as well as, a soup of the day. It also has lots of pre-made hand-tossed salads and grab-and-go items if you are in a hurry. 

Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday.

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