UC Cafes


Welcome to Uniquely Caffeinated Cafes

UC Cafes strive to provide the campus community an exceptional and convenient dining experience on a daily basis focused on customer service.  Our menus include a wide variety of drinks, soups, sandwiches, salads, and snacks designed to accommodate those with dietary and nutritional needs or preferences.

Payment Options: Spring Break & Beyond: All spring meal plans ended after dinner on Sunday, April 11th and flex passes are no longer active. Therefore the cafes that are open can only accept cash, credit, and Husky Bucks. The cafes also accept points if you have been approved for a Late Stay Plan through Residential Life.

UC Cafes Quality Statements

UC Cafes’ "With the Grain" sandwiches are made fresh daily. Our dedicated staff produces nearly 1,200 sandwiches a day featuring fresh bread such as focaccia, marble rye, and white and wheat grinder rolls – all baked in our very own UConn bakery!

Over 250 salads are made fresh every day using fresh-cut greens and the finest ingredients!

Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee
We offer bold and flavored roasts and are proud to serve Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee, including other fine coffees made right here in Connecticut!

Peet’s Coffee
Bookworms & The Beanery are proud to serve Peet’s coffee! Our Peet’s menu includes many new specialty drinks and various roasts of premium-quality coffee.

Community & Beyond
Our “Give to the Cause” café donation boxes has provided, through the generosity of our customers, donations to the following charities: Marine Toys for Tots Program, Camp Rising Sun (Colebrook, CT), Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Children’s Miracle Network, and the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund. The recent donation to the Red Cross was $2500.

The “Give to the Cause” café donation boxes are a collaboration of the Department of Dining Services and UConn’s Community Outreach program.


The Beanery Cafe


Spring Semester through April 9th: Mon-Fri:
April 12-May 7 – open Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:00pm

Whether you are coming into the Benton Museum to enjoy the artwork or just looking for a nice place to study, the Beanery is the place for you! This café is located in the lobby of the Benton Art Museum on campus and offers an eclectic seating area perfect for studying or meeting up with friends! Proudly pouring Peet's coffee & Omar coffee. (860) 486-5426

Bookworms Cafe – Closed



Spring Semester through April 9th
Monday-Friday: 7:30am-7:30pm
Saturday - Closed
Sunday 12noon-7:30pm

Hitting the books at Homer Babbidge Library? Take a study break and visit Bookworm’s Café located on the plaza level in the 24-hour study room. We offer a variety of hand-crafted “With The Grain” sandwiches and “Fresh Harvest” salads made daily on campus. Need an energy boost? Grab a cup of Peet's Coffee or enjoy fresh-baked treats from our on-campus bakery. (860) 486-5233

Chem Cafe – Closed



Chem Cafe will be closed for the Spring 2021 semester.

Chem Café is located in the atrium of the Chemistry building. As you make your way across campus, stop in, and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee and a pastry from our on-campus bakery. (860) 486-0813

Up & Atom Cafe – Closed


UP & ATOM - Menu


Spring Semester through April 9th:
Monday-Friday: 7:30am-3pm
Weekends: Closed

Located in the atrium of the BioPhysics building, the café offers a great place to study or relax with lots of natural sunlight! Choose from a wide array of beverages and snacks in this truly Uniquely Caffeinated Café. (860) 486-1590

Wilbur’s Cafe – Closed


Wilbur's will be closed for the Spring 2021 semester.

Located in the lobby of the Wilbur Cross building, Wilbur’s offers a wide variety of coffees, teas, and bagels. This location also features NOSH Kosher sandwiches. And, of course, you can still find your favorites from any of our other cafes. (860) 486-5127

Market Cafe



April 12th through summer – Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm
Closed July 5-9th

Located in the Student Union as part of Union Street Market. Market Cafe features international sandwiches, soups, mac and cheese and bakery items, all made fresh daily. Also serving a full line of espresso and coffee drinks. (860) 486-8832

Market Cafe does not accept flex passes.

Café Kits

Café Kits

Payment Accepted

  • Cash
  • Credit/Debit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover & American Express)
  • Husky Bucks
  • Points
  • Flex Passes - see information at the top of the page regarding Flex Passes