Great Dane Coffee - UBC
Summer school started on Monday. I’m so rusty after my 5 month long hiatus!! In my linguistics class yesterday for a second I forgot what an adjective was LOL!! *Get yourself together Selina!!*
Yea, and getting up at 7pm is pretty painful - especially since I don’t drink coffee, so you can imagine how difficult it is LOL!! And let’s not mention the horrid campus food ;)
Fridge burnt sushi and premade sandwiches aside…there are actually a *few* decent places to grab food on campus…Great Dane being one of them!! Yesterday I ate lunch at Great Dane - Great Dane is one of the nicer coffee shops on campus, and doesn’t have that whole “student vibe” haha, you know what I mean? It actually looks like a coffee shop you would find in Yaletown or Gastown (and makes me feel like I'm there!!) The inside is bright and airy, perfect for resting up between classes or doing a bit of surfing on the web (they have free wifi!)
They have a ton of yummy pastries: huge scones, muffins, amazing brownies, biscottis and a bunch of sandwich options!! They’re also really well known for their coffee (but I’m not a coffee drinker so I wouldn’t know)
I actually didn’t eat lunch today because I didn’t have time, at 10 pm I ran into my sociology class with a lemon loaf & a strawberry smoothie from Merchante, so by lunch I wasn’t even hungry haha!!
Their menu is really simple! :)
Turkey Cranberry Sandwich $8
This wasn’t half bad!! I asked them to omit the cheese and the spinach because I’m allergic to raw veggies!! So my sandwich was pretty bare lol, but it was still decent!! The bread was freshly toasted and chewy, and it was stuffed with a few slices of smoked turkey breast and cranberry sauce!! The cranberry sauce was more sweet than tart, but it went with the turkey. Pretty pricey, but okay for what it is! :)
Gluten Free Brownie $3.50
I couldn’t believe I was eating this on campus LOL! Definitely bakery worthy.I also couldn’t believe that it was gluten free!! The brownie was SO moist!! And I mean melt-in-your-mouth moist!! It was subtly sweet, and the rocksalt on top added that extra layer of flavour!! I would definitely come back for this hehe. The brownie itself was huge and I was really full after!!