It was Tuesday and I had just finished my classes for the day. As usual, I headed over to my favorite spot for lunch: The Courtyard Cafe. It’s specialty in delicious sandwiches makes it a popular spot for Lewis students for lunch or breakfast.
Located in De La Salle Hall, The Courtyard Cafe is a convenient choice to Lewis students that live on the southern end of campus. It’s variety of seating, from comfortable couches to tall bar chairs, encourages students to do anything from hang out with friends to simply grab a quick bite and study in between classes.
Walking in, the familiar hubbub of the enclosed serving area greeted me. The style of The Courtyard is reminiscent of a typical cafe: warm colors, cozy atmosphere, and comfortable seating. After looking through the menu of sandwiches and salads, I settled on the Chicken BLT with chipotle mayo on Tuscan bread. I quickly placed my order, grabbed some chips and relaxed on the couch that they have for people waiting for their orders. The wait was about 10 minutes because I chose to get my sandwich toasted.
Looking at my sandwich, I saw a generous amount of chicken and bacon. They were both covered in great quality melted cheese. The lettuce was crisp and the tomatoes were fresh. The chipotle mayo was delicious and really tied the sandwich together.
After my meal, I decided to treat myself to one of the specialties at the Courtyard Cafe: the Italian sodas. I picked out Sierra Mist with raspberry syrup. The employee mixed the two with creme and handed it over. It was a great mix of sweetness with the tang of raspberry and a perfect end to my meal.
Atmosphere gets 5 out of 5 Bedchecks. The cozy chairs and friendly feel really adds to the comfortable cafe ambiance.
Cleanliness gets 5 out of 5 Bedchecks. The kitchen staff all wear gloves, hats, and the tables are wiped down regularly.
Food gets 4 out of 5 Bedchecks. It was delicious and very well prepared: much better than what I expect school food to taste like.
Service gets 4 out of 5 Bedchecks. The employees are good at their jobs, however, the cashier can get backed up if they don’t open another lane.
Prices get 4 out of 5 Bedchecks. They are a bit high, but that is to be expected from a college food service.
All in all, I give The Courtyard 4 out of 5 Bedchecks. The food is great and you will soon find yourself making it your favorite lunch spot on campus.