Gonzagans have spoken; the results for the best eats and treats of the Lilac City are in! From burgers to pizza, with cheap eats and close-to-campus digs, Gonzaga Magazine features the best options according to current and former students.*

#1 OVERALL: Kalico Kitchen

Kalico Kitchen offers a great breakfast and a very Zag atmosphere. No wonder it's students' top pick. (Photo by Ed Bell, '17)

Kalico Kitchen offers a great breakfast and a very Zag atmosphere, including a giant Bulldog wall signed by thousands. No wonder it’s students’ top pick.

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  1. Kalico Kitchen
  2. Flying Goat
  3. Frank’s Diner
  4. Zola
  5. Aloha Island Grill
  6. Wolffy’s
  7. Ultimate Bagel
  8. Chaps
  9. Clover
  10. Steelhead Bar and Grill

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Best Brunch/Breakfast: Kalico Kitchen, Frank’s Diner, Chaps

Best Pizza: Flying Goat, ZolaFire

Best Fast Food: Aloha Island Grill, Zips, Blaze

Best Dessert: Brain Freeze Creamery, Didier’s Frozen Yogurt, The Scoop

Best Burgers/Sandwiches: Madeleine’s Café and PatisserieBruchi’sChurchill’s

Best Asian: NudoBangkok Thai, Sushi Dot Com

Best Italian: Tomato StreetFerraro’sItalian Kitchen

Best Bakery: Rockwood Bakery, Boots Bakery

Best American: Steelhead Bar and Grill, The BlackbirdThe Onion

Best Coffee: Indaba, Atticus, Coeur Coffeehouse

Best Mexican: Rincon Tapatio, Atilano’sAzteca

Best Drinks: The Wave, Manito Tap House, No-Li Brewery



  1. Kalico Kitchen
  2. Frank’s Diner
  3. Aloha Island Grill
  4. Wolffy’s
  5. Ultimate Bagel
  6. The Onion
  7. Nudo
  8. Old European
  9. Chkn-N-Mo
  10. Dolly’s Cafe


*According to a January 2017 Instagram poll

Compiled by Kourtney Schott (’18) / Photos by Ed Bell (’17)



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