About Canteen


Located in a former gas station-turned-carwash just a few blocks north of the storied Oxford Square, Canteen is the perfect pit stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

With an all-day menu served from 8am-8pm, you can pick up a Lulu's Vietnamese-style iced coffee and some breakfast tacos on your way to work, or meet friends to enjoy a glass of wine or house cocktail with dinner.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram for the ‘Soup of the Moment’ and farmers market-inspired daily specials as well.


Atlanta Magazine, “Art, literature, and good eats abound on a weekend getaway to Oxford, Mississippi”

USA Today’s 10 Best: “Best Grilled Cheese in Mississippi”

Taste of the South, “Oxford, MS: Where the Locals Love to Eat”

Red Cup Rebellion, “5 New-ish Oxford Restaurants to Hit Up This Football Season”

Southern Living, “Oxford, MS in 10 Bites”

USA Today, "Mississippi’s foodie gem Oxford lures hungry visitors"

The Daily Mississippian, "Canteen’s constantly changing menu offers fresh ingredients with a twist"


About Corbin Evans


Chef Corbin Evans opened the first iteration of Oxford Canteen in 2014 in an alley by the Lyric Theater. From its tiny kitchen and walk-up order window, Evans served some of the dishes that have since become local classics and are now available at the new Canteen: a beef brisket grilled cheese with Sriracha mayonnaise, a vegetarian “dirty grains” packed with roasted vegetables, and Oxford’s best breakfast tacos. 

Chef Evans has lived and cooked in Kansas, Philadelphia, Paris, and several points in between, but his primary influences in the kitchen come from the nine years he spent in New Orleans, where he learned to make food for people who make an art form of eating well.


Our Partners


Oxford Canteen is proud to be part of a community that is committed to local and sustainable agriculture. For us, that includes serving sweet potatoes from Calhoun County Farms; eggs from Pea Ridge Farms; Mississippi brown rice, red rice and rice grits from Two Brooks Farm; produce from Yokna Bottoms FarmNative Son Farm, and Clear Creek Produce; and meats and seafood from Home Place Pastures and Evans Meat.

We are also proud to be the only restaurant in Mississippi to serve High Walk coffee from Congregation Coffee from New Orleans


Oxford Canteen is proud to support several charitable and civic organizations. If you would like for us to consider your donation request, please email with the following information at least six weeks prior to the event date. If your request is approved, one of our team members will be in touch with you:

  • Organization

  • Contact person (full name, email and phone #)

  • Donation type (monetary/service/product) and amount requested

  • Description of project or event, including expected number of attendees/participants and any plans for event promotion

  • Tax exempt ID (if applicable)

Congregation Coffee in New Orleans

Congregation Coffee in New Orleans