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The owners dropped the "R.B." a while back, but Winning Coffee continues to be a University staple. In addition to delish java, this comfy joint offers a full breakfast menu including eggs, quiches, breakfast burritos and bagels. It also has a fairly extensive lunch menu consisting of salads, soups and sandwiches. In the evening, Winning offers just coffee and pastries. The coffeehouse presents monthly art exhibits and recently added all-ages rock shows; so it’s a favorite hangout of poetry groups, musicians, students and other scruffy neighborhood regulars. The joe and grub are reasonably priced. The people-watching is 100 percent free. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)