Spots to Grab a Coffee on Campus

Thursday, August 20, 2020 Spots to Grab a Coffee on Campus

Starbucks in the Nebraska East Union.

Starbucks in the Nebraska East Union map

The newest coffee spot on campus opened in March as part of the Nebraska East Union renovations. Check out the sleek and modern design while picking up your daily beverage on the way to class.   Recommended drink: On-tap Nitro Cold Brew, a signature cold-brew infused with nitrogen. 

Dunkin Donuts Love Library

Dunkin’ in Love Library map

Located centrally in the library’s first-floor Adele Learning Commons, this shop is suited to fill your caffeine cravings. With a full menu of coffee drinks and food options, it’s easy for library visitors to fulfill any coffee-related needs. Reduce your wait time by ordering ahead with Dunkin’s on-the-go mobile app. Recommended drink: Dunkin’ Classic Original Blend (hot or iced).

Coffee yes Hawkes Hall

Yes Chef Café in Howard L. Hawks Hall map

Started by former UNL students, this branch of a local catering business is a hub to grab a quick bite to eat and drink between classes within the College of Business.

 Coffee Brewed Awakening Knolls

Brewed Awakening in Knoll Residential Center map

This to-go spot is conveniently tucked around the corner from the hall’s welcome desk. Choose from a variety of fresh coffee blends along with snacks from the locally-owned Goldenrod Pastries, and other fresh food options. An NCard is needed to access the building. 

 Coffee academic grind Old Father Hall

The Academic Grind in Oldfather Hall map

This location is a great option for midday coffee stops between classes. Tucked away on the east end of the ground level of Oldfather Hall, the Academic Grind serves as a spot to get away from the more hectic parts of campus for a quick break.

 Starbucks Nebraska Union

Starbucks in the Nebraska Union map

A staple of the city campus union, this Starbucks is a hub for activity. Stop by anytime for a refreshing drink on the way to class, or stay a while to meet with friends and study in the nearby open seating areas.  Recommended Drink: Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew.


The Mill at Innovation Campus map

A favorite among Lincoln’s coffee spots, The Mill is a local chain with four locations, including UNL’s Innovation Campus. Stop by to study, meet up with friends, or just take a break and soak in the relaxing atmosphere.  Recommended Drink: Hot Chai Latte or Granita.


Dining Halls - various campus locations map

With a campus meal plan,  its to easy spot to grab a cup of joe at four of the on-campus dining centers - Abel, Cather, Harper, and East Campus. While hours and flavor options change between locations, every dining hall features a coffee station with varieties of drip coffee, cream and sugar options, and even cappuccino machines.

FOR YOUR SAFETY: When visiting any campus location, always wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

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