Guide to Eating @ Harper

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Originally published 04/22/2019

Are you new to Harper? Wondering where to grab some grub on your campus? We have comprised a list of all of the dining places for your foodie pleasures.

Cockrell Cafe in A building

Options: Salads, Soups, Pizza, Sandwiches, Hot Breakfasts and Hamburgers with Fries


Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cockrell Cafe (Patrick Jasionowski/Harbinger Media)

Pricing: $1-$8 

Pros: Inexpensive,  Healthy choices

Cons: Pretty much the same stuff everyday. Makes you wish there was a Panera or Taco Bell on campus.




Starbucks in D Building

Options: Coffee, Teas, Salads and Sandwiches. Typical Starbucks fare.


Starbucks (Patrick Jasionowski/ Harbinger Media)

Monday- Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Pricing: $1 to $7

Pros: Great pick me up when you have on long days in class and good healthy options.

Cons: Expensive, Long lines





Subway in Avante building

Options: Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, Flatbreads, Fresh Fruit and Snacks 


Monday – Thursday 8:00 7:30 p.m.

Friday- 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Pricing: $ 1 to $8

Subway (Patrick Jasionowski/ Harbinger Media)

Pros: It is convenient for lunch and dinner options, it is inexpensive and centrally located on campus

Cons: It can have very long lines. It’s also very noisy in case you need to “think” while eating.





Farmers Fridge in X, M, L buildings


Options: Sandwiches, Salads, Snacks and Hot Items

Hours: 24 hours – vending machine

Pricing: $3 to $9

Farmer’s Fridge (Patrick Jasionowski/ Harbinger Media)


Pros: It’s a vending machine with healthy and tasty food! No hours. Options for vegans. Avocado! Eco-friendly.

Cons: Avocado!  Sometimes the veggies and avocado have spoiled sitting in the machine.  Can get pricey.










Bookstore in L building

Bookstore (Patrick Jasionowski/ Harbinger Media)

Options: Snacks and Beverages. “Gas station” style offerings.

Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Pricing: $1 to $5


Pros: Close to classes, quick snack, more selection than spots

Con: Bookstore lines, pricier than a grocery store.





Common Grounds in A building

Common Grounds (Patrick Jasionowski/Harbinger Media)

Options: Snacks, Sandwiches, Coffee and Teas

Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday 7:30a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Pros: Great option for those working in A building

Cons: Not open in the evening and limited selections