Back to Serving Students

The Eagle Cafe is open for business after a semester hiatus


Allie Tribe

Students wait in line at the Eagle Cafe to pick from their assortment of pastries, coffees and drinks. The Cafe is back this semester following a break during the first semester.

Broadening the options for breakfast and lunch, the Eagle Cafe is now open and back to serving the students of DHS. 

The Eagle Cafe was originally opened following a remodel of the library and ban on off-campus lunch in 2018. Its purpose was to provide more variety and seating with juniors and seniors now being confined to campus, and even today it gives students a wider array of choices for both breakfast and lunch. 

While many of the breakfast specialities have been served in years past, the Cafe is hoping to expand their lunchtime options this year. 

This year we are offering lattes, cappuccinos, ice coffees, teas, smoothies, a variety of pastries, oatmeal, egg bites, parfaits and soon we will be introducing sandwiches, soups and salads,” Director of Child Nutrition Katrina Winfrey said. 

The Cafe was slated to open following Labor Day, but staff shortages delayed the opening to the beginning of the second semester. Despite its pushed back return, the Cafe is as popular as ever. 

“The Cafe serves about 120-150 students a day and about 200-300 sales are made,” Winfrey said. 

One change for the Cafe this year is its new schedule. Rather than students being able to visit the Cafe throughout the day, the times are now limited to anytime before first period and during students’ lunches. 

“The new schedule times don’t bother me much because I really only get breakfast there,” senior Peyton Wade said. “I’m glad it’s open for lunch though because I know a lot of people eat there.”