The Lowder Business Building now offers the Lowder Lounge, a coffee shop that offers snacks, pastries and sandwiches as well as coffee.
The new coffee shop opened Tuesday morning.
Soloing for the summer, barista LaTanishia Conas said there will be a full service Caribou Coffee bar and extended hours in the fall.
Currently the lounge has light and dark roast coffee and at least seven varieties of tea to choose from, along with a large selection of snacks and pastries.
The menu also includes cake slices, muffins, cupcakes, paninis, sandwiches and a variety of breakfast snacks such as Nutri-Grain bars and Pop- Tarts.
Several sales are offered by the shop for returning customers or eco-friendly coffee tea drinkers.
The lounge offers a hole punch card for each cup bought and the eighth drink is free.
If a personal cup is brought in, a discount of $1.50 is offered for the first cup and refills are $1.15.
“I think it’s a great idea to have (a coffee shop) there so students don’t have to walk all the way to the student center to keep them going or to wake up in the morning,” said Mark Ryan, senior in accounting.
Tyler Phelps, senior in accounting, said he also thinks the shop is a good idea.
“I’m going to love having it there,” Phelps said. “A drink shop right where most of my classes are will really cut down on time spent in between classes running over to the student center for something.”
The new lounge is currently located in Lowder 0003 with a sign to help identify the location.
Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The location, menu and hours may change pending the Lowder constuction project.