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Blue Dog Café

The Blue Dog Café is a gourmet coffee bar operated by students. It has plush reading chairs, couches, study tables, and chairs in the inspiring surroundings of the McDougal Common Room at HGS. The Blue Dog Café overlooks and has access to the courtyard of the Hall of Graduate Studies.

  • The Café accepts cash, credit cards, Eli Bucks (points) and University charge, offering affordable prices and frequent buyer cards. All Graduate and Professional School students, postdocs, faculty, staff, affiliates, and guests are welcome. 
  •  Bring your own mug and save! Purchase a small brewed coffee or tea for just $1. 
McDougal Center entrance with Scaramouche quote and flags


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