Review of cafés on campus: Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Bing’s Café

Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Iraiza de Vera Arts & Entertainment Contributor

Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Peet’s coffee is located next to Cascadia market in the lobby of the International Living-Learning Center. This is a good spot to stop at for coffee on-the-go, especially if you live in the building. You can wake up, walk downstairs and get something that will help start your day — all in time for your 8 a.m. class.

Atmosphere: There is seating inside of the cafe as well as tables and chairs directly outside of the glass walls that separate Peet’s from the rest of the lobby. They have music playing softly in the background. The noise level is moderate due to people walking by or grocery shopping near by. Conversations are still manageableble when using inside voices. The layout of shop makes the ordering process efficient and organized. Most of the customers are students who live or have class in the building.

Customer Service: The employees are friendly and attentive, even during the busiest hours of the day. They are open to giving suggestions if you can not decide what to order

Menu: Most of the drinks are priced under $5 and includes an assortment of speciality tea and blends. Drinks come in three different sizes: small 12 ounces, medium 16 ounces and large 20 ounces. They brew Peet’s Major Dickason’s coffee beans and offer a variety of syrup flavorings. They serve a variety of pastries, cakes, cookies and donuts with seasonal flavors such as pumpkin and lemon poppyseed.

What to try: Vanilla or caramel lattes are very popular at this location. Maple spice is a unique addition to almost any drink. It has a sweet taste that will remind you of why you love breakfast.


Mon. ­- Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturdays 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Closed on Sundays

Bing’s Café

Bing’s cafe is located on the first floor of Weatherford Hall. This cafe is perfect for meeting with friends or grabbing something to eat between classes.

Atmosphere: Attached to the cafe, there is a separate room with couches and tables. Artwork is displayed around the room to showcase student talent. There is a committee that is in charge of voting on which pieces get displayed. There is low volume music playing with conversational noise. The room has a window to pick up food that opens up to the kitchen.

Customer Service: The employees are engaging and enthused to take your order. They are understanding of customized requests and will do their best to get you exactly what you want.

Menu: There is a wide variety of food offered ranging from calzones to oatmeal. You can order food that will be freshly made or you can buy ready made food from their display cases. Bing’s uses Starbucks products and flavors that come in three different sizes: small 12 ounces, medium 16 ounces, and large 20ounces. They also offer a variety of tea and fruity flavorings for specialty drinks. They feature seasonal flavors such as pumpkin spice and peppermint.

What to try: A pumpkin spice latte and a white chocolate mocha are the most ordered drinks during the cold weather season. If you are looking for something lighter, try their peach green tea for a refreshing treat!


Mon. to Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.