Hanging Out With the Professor.


The single-word question that my friends and I ask each other on days when we need to get away from school life.

For many full-time students at BCIT, Professor Mugs is the place to take a brief pause from the projects and stress of our studies. It’s a place to socialize, shoot some pool, catch the game, test our strength against that punching bag, drink, and (most importantly), to eat.

There are limitations in terms of food selection on campus, but Professor Mugs does have its occasional surprises.

Professor Mugs - Mushroom Cheeseburger

Take this mushroom cheeseburger, for example. Just last week, my friends and I were indecisive with what we wanted to eat.

I’ve been trying to cut back on junk food and doing my best to eat healthier. You would think that a burger would be the last thing I’d order, but when I read the daily special, my student budget was screaming “SOLD!” For that mushroom cheeseburger with a side of fries, it was only $4!

Considering a burger and fries (on average at Mugs) is about $10 before tips and tax, this deal was a steal.

If burgers aren’t your thing, here are some other menu items that might catch your attention:

Professor Mugs - Hawaiian Pizza

Professor Mugs - Chicken Strips Salad

If only I took photos of everything I’ve eaten at this place..

Once in a while, they do change their menu. There are also monthly specials with new burgers and pasta dishes, or seasonal plates such as the schnitzel during the month of October.

But wait, Michael! I’m underage and cannot enter Mugs without being ID’d!

Well, fortunately for anyone who has no intention to drink but still want food, Mugs allows take-out! And it’s not just from menu orders either. There’s the buffet lunch which changes daily and most of the time, the cooks in the kitchen cook up something irresistible. My personal favourites are the comfort foods: shepherd’s pie and mashed potatoes, or beef lasagna with garlic toast.

Buffet lunches are served with a side (can be substituted for soup) and costs just under $10.

All-in-all, I love Professor Mugs. It’s a place of refuge for my friends and I after hours of projects. If you haven’t had the chance yet, I encourage you to pay the Professor a visit.