fEATured Eats Around Campus

Kate Lane Parker, Contributing Reporter Cameron Poole

Looking to try something outside of the usual early-morning Tulane student staples like Satsuma and Starbucks? Here are some nearby, budget-friendly eateries that just might also become your new favorite places to study.

Tartine – 1.1 Miles Away

Should you find yourself walking through Audubon Park, check out this quaint café primed to satisfy any breakfast cravings. With no shortage of freshly-baked goods, including its locally-praised breads, Tartine crafts both a delicious breakfast and lunch. Consider grabbing a bite and studying in the outdoor area, while enjoying one of its salads or breakfast sandwiches.

Mojo Coffee House – Freret Street Location .9 Miles Away

Whether you’re waking up early to get a head start on your work, or cramming late-night for finals, Mojo is the place to go, open all week from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Its menu includes not only all imaginable ways to get a daily dose of caffeine — using certified organic fair-trade coffee, no less — but a variety of mouthwatering sandwiches cooked up fresh on the panini press as well. Sip on one of Mojo’s exotic roasts, like the El Salvador blend, or try out something sweet like a Milky Way latte. 

St. James Cheese Company – Prytania Street Location 1.6 Miles Away

The St. James Cheese Company really is the “big cheese” when it comes to crafting mouth-watering plates. Healthier options like the Blue Steel salad or Hooks Cheddar sandwich can satisfy the constant cheese cravings without disrupting your diet. If you come hungry enough, you could even tackle their decadent “Cheesemongers” mac and cheese, loaded with an array of artisanal cheeses, which can also be found in the cheese shop section of the restaurant. Whether you’re looking to indulge in a classy cheese tasting, or grab a sandwich while working in a cute café setting, consider making St. James a go-to.

Chill Out Café – 16 minute walk

This Asian-American eatery takes a unique twist on standard American breakfast favorites. Menu items like the crab stick and crawfish omelet and coconut waffles will leave your taste buds both excited and satisfied. If you’re in the mood for lunch, opt for their shrimp stir fry, served fast and cheap. The best part? Breakfast food is served during all hours of operation.