With Booster Juice’s relocation to the RAWC, Ooo-La-La Breakfast Bar stands in its old spot. The new food option created an excited buzz among students. Suddenly our voices were heard and we were granted one more option besides pizza and burrito bowls by some magic wave of a wand.
The breakfast bar features a few omelette options, along with crepes, waffles, assorted pastries, fruits, bagels, and coffee. All of the items on their menu are vegetarian. Some of the pastries up for grabs include butter croissants, poppy seed muffins, caramel muffins, blueberry danishes, lemon danishes, and chocolate chip banana muffins—all at $2.49 each. They’re a little more expensive than the ones at Tim Horton’s just around the corner, but at least you get to skip the long line-up. Janani Subramanian, a fourth-year political science student, says she likes “that it has various options and it doesn’t have a big line which is a major plus.” There are also pastries and fruits which are self-served so it’s easy to just grab and go straight to the cashier.
Another food item available at Ooo-La-La is the “Med Wed” omelette. It comes with spinach, tomato, pesto, and goat cheese—but you can switch the cheese with a different kind. They cook it right in front of you and ask you if you’re happy about the amount they put on as they make it. The lineup is usually clear, but at prime breakfast, brunch, and lunch hours, it takes a little longer. Personally, I found it to be quite worth it. It was delicious and very filling—worth my eight bucks as well. The other omelettes are: “California” which includes avocado, Pico de Gallo, and Monterrey Jack cheese, and “Veggie” which has mushrooms, peppers, spinach, and onions. “[The food] was really good and had really fresh ingredients. I was honestly surprised,” says Emma Leschak Klugman, a third-year DEM student.
Jesse Garcia, a fourth-year forensic biology specialist student, says “I love breakfast, so this is perfect for me.” A breakfast bar is completely new at UTM, as the other food places are either lunch, or a café like Tim Hortons, Second Cup, and Starbucks. Students who live on residence have Colman Commons in OPH where there is breakfast, lunch, and dinner served at different times of the day.
While only two people waited for omelettes, I noticed there were five students waiting on crepes and waffles. The desserts tend to be more popular and have a longer wait time, but they are unique because there aren’t any other similar options in TFC.
Breakfast is known to be “the most important meal of the day.” The new Ooo-La-La breakfast bar provides one more option on campus dedicated to that first meal. The best part is—you can eat breakfast at any time of the day.