Coffee on Campus
If you're anything like me, coffee drinking is not just a habit, it's a passion. My favourite pastimes involve going for coffee, trying new coffee, taking pictures of my coffee…you get the picture. When I came to Hanover almost four years ago (that's scary to think about!), to start my freshman year, finding every place that serves coffee was of the utmost importance. Here's the rundown on the best places in town for coffee (because I know you've been wondering too).
- No. 1
Still North Books and Bar
Still North is the new kid on the block and I couldn’t be more excited about having this new shop in town. Other than coffee shops, I love spending free time looking around bookstores. Still North just opened and blends these two together, offering a great selection of books to browse and buy, as well as a lovely coffee shop that serves food! There is seating in the coffee shop area, but my favourite place to hang out is the large table amongst the books. Located on a side street right off of Main Street, you have to check this place out next time you need a relaxing area to study. We love supporting local businesses!
- No. 2
King Arthur Flour at Baker Berry Library
Conveniently situated in the lobby of Baker-Berry Library, King Arthur Flour is an ever-popular option for coffee and food in-between classes. A satellite location of the main King Arthur Flour (located just across the Connecticut River in Norwich, VT), this is a great option if you need a caffeine boost because they accept our dining plan as payment. In my opinion, the best order is an iced choffee – iced coffee mixed with chocolate milk. If you’re feeling ambitious and it’s a nice day out, many students will walk over to Norwich to visit “big KAF” for an extended menu.
- No. 3
You can’t go wrong with Starbucks! This location is open early and stays open late and is a great option if you need coffee fast. The ability to order ahead and pick-up is my go-to if I’m running late to class. Starbucks is also a popular study spot because of their free wifi and numerous seating options.
- No. 4
Lou’s has been a go-to Hanover location for over 70 years. Located right on Main Street, not only does Lou’s serve the best breakfast in town, they have an awesome to-go menu. While the iced-coffee is a personal favourite, you have to try their famous hot chocolate and whipped cream on a cold winter day.
- No. 5
Dirt Cowboy Café
Dirt Cowboy Café is a popular option for students as it is located right across the corner from the Green. While Dirt Cowboy offers a plethora of different caffeinated drinks, my personal favorite order on their menu is a mango-peach smoothie (shhh, don’t tell anyone!). “Dirt," as we call it for short, also offers some great homemade baked goods such as croissants and quiches.