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.
Flex Passes as Payment: UC Cafes (Beanery, Up & Atom, Bookworms, Chem, Wilburs) will accept Flex Passes as payment. The meal equivalency of a Flex Pass is $7.00 and can only be used once in a transaction. If you go over you will need to pay with cash, credit/debit card, Husky Bucks or points. There is no limit on the number of times you use a Flex Pass during the day.
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 breads 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!
Bookworms Café is proud to serve Peet’s coffee on our menu! 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.
UC Café Locations, Menus, and Hours of Operation
THE BEANERY - Menu
SEMESTER HOURS - Reopening 1/19/21
Quarantine (1/19-1/31): open 7:30am-3pm, Monday-Friday
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!
BOOKWORMS CAFÉ - Menu
SEMESTER HOURS - Reopening 2/1/21
Weekends: 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 CAFÉ - Menu
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 - Menu
SEMESTER HOURS - Reopening 2/1/21
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 - Menu
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
Additional Campus Cafes: Menus, and Hours of Operation
MARKET CAFÉ - Menu
Monday through Friday 7:30am -3:00pm
Quarantine (Jan 18-31)
Monday through Friday 7:00am -3:00pm
Spring Semester Hours
Monday - Friday: 7am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday -11am-6pm
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.
- Credit/Debit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover & American Express)
- Husky Bucks
- Flex Passes (new for Fall 20/Spring 21) - UC Cafes (Beanery, Up & Atom, Bookworms) will accept Flex Passes as payment. The meal equivalency of a Flex Pass is $7.00 and can only be used once in a transaction. If you go over you will need to pay with cash, credit/debit card, Husky Bucks or points. There is no limit on the number of times you use a Flex Pass during the day.