Intermezzo Cafe at Krannert Center
I have a serious problem with eating out. It’s maybe my favorite way to spend money because I’m always hungry (and often hangry).
But I’m also a broke college kid, and in light of graduating in a few months, I’ve been trying to eat out less to save money.
However, I’m still going to be frequenting Intermezzo Cafe, located inside the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. It’s just a 5-minute walk from the Quad and has a relatively wide selection of sandwiches and other entrees to get you through the day. They serve breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner, if there’s a performance happening at Krannert that evening.
And Fridays? Fridays are Monster Baked Potato day! Unfortunately, I can’t find a picture, but just imagine the biggest baked potato you’ve ever seen, smothered in cheese, bacon, green onions, and sour cream.
Their prices are great, and you’d be hard-pressed to find food that’s as tasty or relatively healthy for less money. The meals I buy there average between $3-$8. Students, faculty, and staff all hang around there during lunchtime, especially those from the College of Fine + Applied Arts because a lot of their buildings are near Krannert, so it’s not just me who’s a fan of Intermezzo.
And if you’re coming around for a college visit, you’ll realize Intermezzo/Krannert is also right by the Admissions and Records Building. If you have a little time to kill, stop at Intermezzo for a caffeine jolt and one of their impressive chocolate muffins.
I also highly recommend their soy sausage sandwich for breakfast—only $2.75! It’s served on a whole-wheat English muffin with cheese and grilled peppers and onions. And if you get rid of the cheese, it’s vegan! Trust me, it’s good, maybe especially good for fake meat made out of beans.
As always, please feel free to ask me any questions you might have (food-related or otherwise)!