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Microcosm Cafe

Microcosm CafeIn a word: The problem in a nutshell.

The specs: #00971
1550 Linden Dr., 53706
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JM ate the ham & cheddar croissant, Doritos, and an Ocean Spray kiwi-strawberry drink.
Nichole ate the Honey Nut Cheerios with Babcock Hall milk.
The bill was $12, or $6/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole both gave Microcosm Cafe a C (see our grading rubric).

We've been to a lot of these "cafes" in University buildings. They all offer just about the same branded Badger Market stuff. They don't really have a menu, and the dour cashier certainly didn't want to cook anything. So, we grabbed a breakfast full of prepackaged staples and consumed them quickly.

Breakfast at Microcosm Cafe

TAtZWL (this A to Z we learned):

  1. Park in parking lot 36 to visit this end of campus.
  2. Being in a science building makes one acutely aware of the chemical aftertaste in Ocean Spray products.
  3. These breakfast places serve granola, but NOT yogurt? The hell?
  4. The Currie Lab Ants are really cool and even have a Twitter handle.
  5. You can pay $12 for breakfast and feel much worse afterwards.    


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