By Miranda Keeler
There is no doubt that William Penn is located in a slightly smaller town than most universities. As college students, our selection for shopping is limited to Penn Central Mall, small boutiques and Walmart. Dining options are just as scarce. Smokey Row, Mi Ranchito, Taso’s, Family Restaurant, Breadeux Pisa and On the Green are all go to staples for students. But with the addition of a new café on the south side of the square, students and Oskaloosa residents will have access to another small, homey dining option.
The Brickhouse Café opened its doors to the public on November 21. A quaint, cozy café that is open for breakfast and lunch, the breakfast menu consists of burritos, omelettes, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, French toast and much more. The Brickhouse Café lunch menu is available from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM and offers a variety of wraps, sandwiches, soups and salads. This menu offers something unique by providing freshly made meals, nothing fried or greasy.
Owned by Kory and Staci Wright who were previously involved with Hunter’s Café, they decided to build their own start-up on the opposite corner of the square. Aside from fresh made meals, The Brickhouse Café also offers a full coffee bar with a variety of different flavors to spritz up your morning Joe. “We are a full blown coffee shop as well,” said Wright,”[it]is offered all day.”
The Brickhouse Café is open Monday through Saturday 6:30 PM to 2:30 every day. It is located at 212 1st Ave. E right next to True Value and the drive-thru MidWestOne Bank. For any call-in orders call 641-676-FOOD (3663) to place your order for pick-up at The Brickhouse Café.