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5/5/05 | Moxie’s Cafe

[ Currently Eating: Coffee ]

I came across a sort of fun article about a student at Chico State U. which is sort of in the inland empire of SoCal Northern California. The premise sort of goes like:

Dan Cline is a senior at Chico State University. Each week he cruises the Chico area with $6.75 in his pocket (one hour’s minimum wage), sampling local eateries for ambiance, service and most of all, cheap eats.

Moxies CafeThat’s a great idea… I’ve been thinking about doing something like that for awhile, a Rachel Ray’s $40 a Day theme but with less money. But I’d probably try to attempt something impossible like $6.75 a DAY…

Anyhow, in addition to providing food Moxie’s Cafe is apparently an art gallery slash indie music venue. When searching for a pic of the place, I did come across numerous shots of bands playing (I saw Mates of State did a show there) but not many about the actual place.

In this article, he mainly talks about pancakes. I’m more of an omelette and potatoes person, but pancakes are still delish when done right and not breaking your wallet. At $4.50 for a flapjack, even if as he says it’s gigantic…

A Moxie’s pancake is big. So big the cup of syrup they give you isn’t enough. It’s so big I have to eat from the center out so stickiness doesn’t splosh on their posh marble tables, (a solid foundation to our meal).

is little much, though if it’s REALLY big I guess it’s not such a bad deal. They seem to have these “Oops” 25 percent off coupons that students use so maybe that makes it a better deal. They also specialize in vegetarian and vegan food which may be good news to some.

In any case, I’ve got a soft spot for breakfast cafes and diners so I’m willing to compromise a bit. I might try make the drive there one of these days from L.A.

Moxie’s Cafe & Gallery
128 Broadway
Chico, CA

Cheap Eats Score: 4/10

Chico Enterprise Record
Starving Student Column: Moxie’s Cafe



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