More places than you think to meet, eat on campus
When you long for a frothy cup of cappuccino or your taste buds
crave a deli sandwich, don't despair. There are plenty of places
right on the Storrs campus to fill the void. And they're not just
for students. Some are tucked away, however, so you may not be
aware of them.
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, snacks, and
coffee are offered through the department of Dining Services at
reasonable prices. And most places are just a few steps from
your office. Late-night cravings can be satisfied too. You can
pay cash, use a debit account, or join a meal plan. It's up to
The 25 campus dining halls offer breakfast, brunch, lunch
and dinner to faculty and staff as well as students. The menus
are extensive and "all you can eat." To open a debit account
or join a meal plan, call (860) 486-3128 or stop by the Dining
Services Department in the Wilbur Cross building, room 236. For
the daily menu in the large dining halls, call (860) 486-FOOD or
pick up a Chow Line brochure at any dining hall or at dining services.
For information on any of the cash operations, call (860) 486-2126.
The following listing includes places operated by university
Dining Services. There are also a number of privately owned eateries
around the campus.
Places to dine:
Casa Ortega, opening next
week in Putnam Refectory, replaces Grille on the Hill. It will
offer a Mexican menu. Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 7:15 p.m.
to 11 p.m. Closed Friday and Saturday. (860) 486-6471.
Cafe in the Longley Building at the Depot Campus. Offerings include
deli sandwiches, soup and coffee. Hours are: Monday through Friday,
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (860) 486-3148.
Jonathan's Restaurant in
the Student Union offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours: Monday
through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 1 to 11 p.m. Phone: (860) 486-2126.
Wright Deli in Wright Dorm, Northwest Quadrangle, has offerings
including deli sandwiches, soup and meatball grinders. Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to
7:15 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10
p.m. (860) 486-5447.
MSB Mini Cafe is located in the Edward V.
Gant Science Complex, ground floor, physics wing. Offerings include
coffee, muffins and bottled water. Hours: Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Papa Gino's in the Student Union offers personal-size
pizzas and meatball grinders. Hours: Sunday through Thursday,
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (860)
The Paw Pad is a large food truck located outside the
temporary entrance to the library. Offerings include burgers,
deli sandwiches, fries and yogurt. Hours: Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ray's Place in Ryan Refectory, Alumni Quadrangle,
offers pizzas and grinders. Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 7:15
p.m. to 11 p.m. (860) 486-6470.
Towers Express, in the student
union of the Towers dorm complex. Offerings include personal-size
Papa Gino's Pizza and deli sandwiches. Hours: Sunday through Thursday
7:15 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Closed Friday and Saturday (860) 486-0042.
Cafe in the Student Union offers flavored coffees, cappuccino,
latte, espresso and fresh baked goods. Hours are Sunday 9 a.m.
to 10 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday,
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (860) 486-0060.
if that's not enough variety, there's more to come. Renovations
are now in progress for a new restaurant on the second floor
of the Student Union that is expected to open in the next couple
of months. Open to all members of the UConn community and beyond,
it will serve lunch and handle special events.