Local businesses bring variety to student life

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crumbs DK Diner

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DK Diner: While most famous for its donuts, DK Diner also serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition, DK is one of few locations nearby that serves the ‘doussant’ – which is basically the untrademarked version of a cronut (a croissant and donut). If you’re in the market for that New York favorite, give DK a look. However,  seating is mostly outside, so definitely take a jacket.

Crumbs Staufs

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Stauf’s: This old-school coffeehouse in Grandview offers a variety of winter specialty drinks, such as “the Olaf.”  Fear not, though: even once winter is over and these drinks are off the menu, they can still be made on request. There’s plenty of seating inside this hipster haven, but beware because it’s usually packed.

Crums Sweet Carrot

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Sweet Carrot: This new restaurant was originally a food truck owned by Two Caterers Contemporary Cuisine. Now it has a larger location on 5th Ave. in Grandview, but Sweet Carrot has stayed faithful to its original fresh-casual menu, serving up mac and cheese, sandwiches, corn cakes and other fare on a larger scale.

Crumbs Katalinas

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Katalina’s: This cafe on Pennsylvania Ave. serves an assortment of breakfast items, sandwiches and tacos, but are known for their most popular dish, “pancake balls” (which can be filled with a variety of substances, including Nutella and dulce de leche). While the food is easily worth a visit, dress warmly, because space inside the cafe is tight and most of the seating is outside on picnic tables.