347 Memorial Union
The Coffee House was established in 1968 by the Associated Students of the University of California at Davis (ASUCD). Originally located in East Hall, it was founded in order to create a small eatery that would provide high quality food and offer an environment where students could relax between classes.
In 1973 the Coffee House changed location to the East Side of the Memorial Union, where it was run entirely by students with only a $75,000 budget.
As part of a general MU expansion plan, it moved again in the spring of 1991, this time to the West Side of the MU–its current home. In the Summer of 2009, the Coffee House began a year-long renovation of its seating, service and kitchen areas. It re-opened its doors in Fall 2010 to rave reviews for its environmentally-friendly design.
The Coffee House is currently a $4.2M break-even operation staffed by 5 full-time and career employees, a handful of student managers, and over 250 student employees (hiring over 80 new employees each year). Approximately 40 part time student supervisors are responsible for daily oversight and weekend management of the Coffee House, while the full time staff oversee all aspects of the operation from annual budgeting to customer service.
As the most popular dining facility at UC Davis, the ASUCD Coffee House has been providing some of the most inexpensive and nutritious food on campus for the last 40+ years, and continues to do so for more than 7,000 customers daily.
Director: Darin Schluep