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The Bridge Cafe

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The Bridge Cafe, which opened its doors to the AU community in 2017, is a student run coffee shop with operational support from the University Center. 

The light-filled space provides plenty of tables and seating areas for meeting with friends and study groups, finishing up end of semester projects, or relaxing between finals. In addition to serving as a central gathering space, the Bridge also plays host to concerts, open mic nights, and other events throughout the semester.

If you have any questions or are trying to contact our staff, please send us an email at

  • Heads Up! The only forms of payment currently accepted are cash and Eaglebucks.  

What is on the menu?

We offer tea, coffee and espresso drinks made from Compass Coffee products. We also have pastries and New York style bagels. Looking for alternative milks for your daily drink? We have plenty to offer, including oat milk, almond milk, and soy. 

Can I Host An Event At The Bridge?

Yes, you can! The Bridge hosts a number of different events, including open mic nights, speaker panels, interactive programming, and more.  

To host an event in the space, you will need to reach out with basic event information and your vision. Keep in mind that The Bridge does remain open to the public between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm, so any private events would need to be outside of that timeframe.

Because The Bridge serves primarily as a food service location, you cannot request The Bridge in our event scheduling platform, 25Live. To inquire about performing or hosting an event, please fill out this quick form.

Please provide as much notice as possible when requesting an event, and our team will schedule a time to meet and discuss logistics in further details.

Hours & Location

We are currently open 10am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday! You can order ahead for pick-up using this online form.

Mobile Ordering

The Bridge Cafe is located on the second floor of Butler Pavilion, directly below the Campus Bookstore and next to the University Club. 

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