Parnassus, the Art Building coffee shop, was established in 1951 by students, for students. The shop offers hot and cold espresso drinks, soft drinks, juices, and a wide variety of soups, salads, and sandwiches.
Parnassus is partnered with Husky Grind, which roasts their coffee on campus and ethically sources their beans from many locations worldwide.
UW Housing & Food Services became the manager of Parnassus in 2011, but half of the profits and all tips still support the Parnassus Endowed Fund, which in turn supports the annual Parnassus Graduating with Excellence awards for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Check out the Parnassus Facebook page.
Parnassus Art Gallery showcases the work of School students. If you are interested in exhibiting your work in the cafe, please email for more information.