Peep into St Xavier’s College Canteen
For all Xavierians, food was never scarce during their college days. Not just because this iconic college is on the hip and happening Park Street of Kolkata, surrounded by equally historic food joints, some of which are running from the British era, but because the college has a very well-stocked canteen. For those who feel going to joints next door like Flurys, might burn a hole in their pockets, they can always pay a visit to the St Xavier’sCanteen, housed within the building itself and open almost throughout the day, from 8am in the morning.
Students sitting in the canteen
St Xavier’s canteen is always overcrowded. Even school students from the senior section which is adjacent to the college, come in hordes during their recess. One gets a lot of choices for food and drinks like puri-sabzi, chicken patties, sandwich, cakes, rolls, tea, coffee, ice tea and many more and waiwai being pretty much demand. This canteen has been running for ages and has been renovated a couple of times. The new addition is a giant screen, where students crowd during matches or tournaments. Students come and sit and study as well. Why only students, even professors are fond of visiting the canteen, if not for anything else but for a cup of tea maybe!
Queue for billing before taking food
Apart from the canteen, there’s another famous square of Xavier’s, that’s the GREEN BENCHES. This is just beneath the Jubilee Building (Department of Multimedia), a place with green painted benches and tables. A good place for the students to come, sit and chill.
As we walk out of the back gate to Short Street, we would find a few eateries out of which Delights, a vegetarian joint and Yumm-ee, a fast food center are the adda joints known among students and staff too. Delights has been there since a very long time and Yumm-ee too. A plethora of junk food is available. These places have been serving students down generations with love. Near Yumm-ee, one can mainly hear screams of chicken rolls, chicken chowmein, whereas if you want to get some good idlidosa, vada pav, visit Delights.
Tea, coffee cold drink counter in the canteen