Where can I get something to eat or drink?
There are many options but the hours vary so please check the list below and the individual websites for the latest information.
Rice Coffeehouse (http://coffeehouse.rice.edu/ )
Located in the Ley Student Center, the Coffeehouse is student-run and offers a wide selection of coffee, tea, soda, speciality drinks and munchies like bagels, biscotti and muffins. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Droubi's Mediterranean Grill at Sammy's Cafe (http://dining.rice.edu/RetailContent.aspx?id=224 )
Located in the Rice memorial Center, Droubi's Mediterranean Grill is a great place to enjoy a scrumptious lunch. Droubi's staff prepares delicious mediterranean entree selections as well as delicious traditional grill fare. Additional items include pizza, baked potatoes and vast selection of veggie and meat options. Stop by and experience delectable dining at Droubi's! Hours are Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (3 p.m. on Friday); Saturday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday Closed. Droubi's accepts cash, debit/credit and Rice student tetra points.
Willy's Pub (http://willyspub.rice.edu/
Willy’s Pub is a student-run business, located at the center of the Rice University campus on the lower level of the Rice Memorial Center. They’re an old-school establishment that’s been around since 1975 serving cheap beer and food. Hours are Monday - Friday open at 11 a.m. and close Monday at 1 a.m., Tuesday - Thursday at 2 a.m. and Friday at 9 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
O'Yeah Cafe (http://dining.rice.edu/oyeahcafe.aspx)
Area Chinese restaurant, O’Yeah Café, serves lunch Monday through Friday at The Owl Cove, just outside Sammy’s, in the Rice Memorial Center. Customers can choose from a delicious selection of popular entrees and appetizers that are authentic and Americanized. The menu features one-, two- and three-entrée lunch plates that can be packed to go or enjoyed in Sammy’s dining room. Prices range from $5 to $7. Hours are 11 am to 2 pm. O’Yeah only accepts cash and Rice student tetra points.
RechargeU is located in the Rice Memorial Center next to the bookstore and is an on-campus convenience store operated by Barnes & Noble. It is filled with fresh food items and drinks packaged for quick grab 'n go. Stocked with sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, nachos and snacks that range from healthy to indulgent, the convenience store has something for everyone. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. RechargeU accepts cash, debit/credit and Rice student tetra points.
Salento at the Brochstein Pavilion (http://dining.rice.edu/RetailContent.aspx?id=138)
This central campus location offers a delightful venue for meeting friends or enjoying a quiet moment. Light fare including croissants, sandwiches and salads plus a wide selection of coffee and beverages are available. Hours are Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Salento accepts cash and debit/credit cards.
The South Cafe (http://dining.rice.edu/RetailContent.aspx?id=546)
The South Café is located next to the Hanszen College Commons. The menu includes one to two soups of the day, a limited number of entrees, a variety of side dishes, including salads, pasta marinara and fresh baked pizza. The South Café is open to Rice students, faculty, staff and visitors. Hours are Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The Cafe accepts cash, debit/credit and Rice student tetra points.
Here's the quick rundown. Valhalla started over 40 years ago as a place for graduate students to hang out, relax and socialize after a long day of school/work. We are located in the basement of Keck Hall and staffed by graduate students and alumni volunteers. Four decades later, not much has changed. Serving beer, soft drinks and sandwiches. Hours are Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 4 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Saturday TBA; Sunday 7 p.m.- 2 a.m.
HOOTS (High Order of Owl Tailgating Society) (http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~hoots/)
HOOTS started out as a tailgating society by employees of the Facilities & Engineering and Housing & Dining departments in 1999. HOOTS is the result of recommendations made by the Campus Involvement Focus Team, which was organized to improve the working culture at Rice. F&E employees were looking for ways to reach out to the Rice Community in general and to the Housing & Dining staff in particular. They will be selling turkey legs and drinks in the Central Quad! Hours are Saturday 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Java Pura Roasters at the BRC (http://dining.rice.edu/RetailContent.aspx?id=548)
Java Pura at the BioScience Research Collaborative is a full service coffee bar with the drinks everyone craves, from mochas to frozen cappuccinos and smoothies. An array of sandwiches and salads are made fresh every day and packaged for a quick grab ‘n go or can be enjoyed in the dining space under the mesmerizing artwork “Radiant Pathway” by renowned contemporary artist Leo Villareal. Or try a cup of soup and pair it with a sandwich or salad for a hearty meal. Fresh baked cookies and muffins with yogurt make for a satisfying snack between meals. Selections change daily. Java Pura is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Seating is available inside or outdoors on the first floor patio. Accepts cash, credit/debit and tetra points.