I know I’ve said this before, but one of the best parts of UCLA is the food!  Most of my first two years at UCLA were spend at Bruin Cafe.  That may sound like an exaggeration  but considering the number of meals I ate there and the hours I’ve study there (not to mention working there my freshman year), it may not be as much of an exaggeration as you might think.  Bruin Cafe serves pastries, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf drinks, sandwiches, soups, and smoothies.  It is also open from 7am to 2am!

Bruin Cafe is definitely one of the things I have missed the most about living on the Hill.  It is a great place to study or socialize!  Every time I went to Bruin Cafe, I knew I would see at least one other person I know.  Like last night!

I decided to go to Bruin Cafe to do some studying as well as see if I could get a swipe from one of my friends who still lives in the dorms. Even as I was walking in, I found five people I knew and saw several more when I sat down.  Finding a table was a success (I found one right by an electric outlet…score) and was soon joined by some other friends. My friend even offered to swipe me a chai latte and a chocolate croissant (thanks, Chelsea!)  BruinCafe did not disappoint!

BruinCafe is just an inevitable part of the on campus experience.  Because it is open early and closes late, it is the ideal place to go for a study break, a study snack, or a quick smoothie on your way to class!

If you have the means, I highly recommend their chai latte or the Bruin Fresh smoothie (pro tip: ask for smoothie #8- it will make you seem like you are an old pro)!  BruinCafe is one of the best parts of on campus dining.

P.S. Even though it is called Bruin Cafe, most students simplify it to BCaf.  If you say Bruin Cafe you will be pegged for a freshman!!