Bookmark Cafe

Several cafés, delis, and convenience stores around Ball State’s campus offer fast meals, late-night bites, specialty coffee, smoothies, and grocery basics. Like larger locations, these dining spots focus on fresh, custom-made options and a healthy variety of fruits and vegetables.

Bookmark Café

Closed for the time being

Bookmark CafeLocally Roasted Coffees

Located on Bracken Library’s first floor, Bookmark Cafe is a cozy place to grab a specialty espresso drink, quick snack, or full meal.

The café serves Indianapolis-roasted Hubbard & Cravens artisanal coffees and teas, which means your latte or cappuccino is crafted from beans that have met rigorous quality and flavor standards.

They’ve also been sourced from farmers who are paid fairly for their product.

Meals and Snacks

Fuel your studying with grab-no-go salads, sandwiches, and fresh fruit and veggie cups. At breakfast time, find cereals, yogurt, bottled juices, and donuts baked just hours earlier. Bring a book or your laptop with you, or take a little break in front of the TV while you caffeinate.

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Micro Café

Micro CafeIf you’re looking for a quick bite or something to take back to your room, Micro Café in Studebaker West Complex is the perfect choice for microwaveable entrees, grab-n-go sandwiches or salads, convenience grocery items, and bottled drinks. This minimart on the east side of campus also offers freshly baked pastries, snacks, and locally roasted Hubbard & Cravens gourmet coffee.

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Located in the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Quiznos will take care of your post-workout hunger with a wide selection of toasted sub sandwiches and flatbreads. Try a Classic Italian, or maybe the Prime Rib Peppercorn.

Watching not only the calories you burn, but also the ones you bite into? Several subs have fewer than 500 calories, and you can get your fix of fresh greens with health-conscious salads. 

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Our Quiznos also sports a convenient grocery area where you’ll find bottled beverages, grab-n-go fruits and veggies, and a variety of protein-rich energy-boosting snacks, and locally roasted coffees.

Tom John Food Shop

Tom John Food ShopCustom Deli, Nachos, and Pizzas

Create your own custom sandwich, nachos, salad, pizza, or wrap at Tom John Food Shop, located in Kinghorn Hall.

With all the meats, cheeses, and unlimited veggie toppings, you never have to have the same meal twice! At breakfast, enjoy biscuits and gravy or a custom toasted breakfast sandwich.


Decked out in authentic surfboards to complete the surf shop theme, Tom John also features grab-n-go salads, soups, fresh fruit, frozen entrees, ice cream, and more.

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