By Oliver Wilmot
A new food service has opened in the Ludger and Amanda Michel University Commons in the University of Sudbury: the Morningstar Cafe.
From 8 a.m to 3 p.m., customers can purchase a coffee, pizza, salad, soup, or daily feature item. The menu for the Morningstar Cafe is changed weekly, and is comprised of a selection of fresh Ontario produce and meats. Everyday there are two soups, along with beef chili.
In the morning the Cafe typically serves muffins, omelettes, pastries, biscuit sandwiches and Seattle’s Best coffee. In the afternoon usually variations on chili are served.
Chef and Manager, Craig Young, said “we try to be fresh and relevant. If we try something out and it’s a hit we’ll do it again. If we try something out and people don’t show a lot of interest we wait a while before trying it out again.” All of the items on the menu are priced between five and eight dollars.
The menu does feature barbecued items whenever the weather permits, with a total of three barbecues so far, and the staff are willing to continue to offer barbecue in the winter granted it isn’t snowing.
The secretary of the University of Sudbury, Linda Boileau, commented “I find that the Morningstar cafe has very good food and the prices are really reasonable. You can come in for coffee.”
Emily Cunningham, a student in her fourth year of the Sports and Physical Education program, also enjoys the cafe.
“I like the coffee there, sometimes they have special flavours like hazelnut or vanilla. It’s a nice treat,” she said.
The Morningstar Cafe is a venture of the Morningstar Hospitality Inc. The headquarters are located on the Chippewas of Rama First Nation.
The cafe was created by Aboriginal Entrepreneur Chris Trainor and Premier Canadian Foodservice Company Dana Hospitality Inc. The company offers food and support to Canada’s Corporate, Government and Education sectors.
Updates on the Cafe can be found at the Morningstar Hospitality Inc. University of Sudbury Page on Facebook.