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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


  • We accept Eaglebucks, Cash, Apple Pay, Credit Cards, and most Debit Cards

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, so any private events would need to be spoken about beforehand.

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

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. If you have questions about what is possible in the Bridge, or need some assitance with anything please reach out to

Hours & Location

We are currently open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (hours subject to change)!

The Bridge Cafe is located on the second floor of Butler Pavilion, directly below the Campus Bookstore. 

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