Coffee is a part of life for many Williams students. Fortunately, there are many places to go for a cup of joe.
And Always use a RE-USABLE MUG (CUPPS cup)!! They look cooler and if we all did it, that's a lot of trees that aren't cut down and waste not carted out of Williamstown
A Perfect Blend
Located down Spring Street next to Subway (where the old coffee shop was). It is half coffee shop, half art framing shop. It has a great atmosphere and excited owner. It just opened fully October 27, 2006 so not much is known about it, but despite the $8 sandwiches, so far the coffee is tasty and the seats in front of the window are great for people watching.
Unlike Tunnel City, there isn't much light at the tables away from the window. Not very good for doing hours of reading...but the deliciousness of the organic French Roast (and their pumpkin muffins!) make it worth the visit.
Small: $1.00, Large: $1.25
Located in Schow Atrium. Dean's Beans coffee, usually well roasted, but very weakly brewed. The best choice around for reasonably priced organic coffee, but it unfortunately closes too early in the day to be of much use to many students.
Tunnel City Coffee
20 oz: $1.90 12 oz: $1.50
Acidic but refreshingly bold. You don't need to drink endless cups to get your fix, just a small cup is satisfying.
If you have a coffee maker, save money by brewing your own black stuff from their excellent beans. While not all blends are organic or fair-trade, the beans are roasted locally at Tunnel City's location in North Adams.
47 Spring St. Williamstown, MA (413) 458-5010
All you can drink, in any of the dining halls.
Dean's Beans coffee, sometimes a bit diluted (especially in Dodd.) Plus the cups are tiny, bring your own mug.
Goodrich Coffee Bar
Small = $1.25, Large = $1.50
GCB carries Dean's Beans coffee. They have nutmeg you can put in your coffee! Be warned, however, that the quality of the actual coffee has been poor to horrendous as of late. While the coffee isn't great, the lattes are fantastic (and probably have more caffeine)!
If there is "extreme caffeine" go for it, it's amazing.
And one of their new Goodrich Combo Meals lets you get two nantucket nectars and a bagel with cream cheese for $4.25 of breakfast equivalency.
Coffee that is absolutely delicious, reasonably priced and conveniently available at all hours of the day, or horrible-tasting, not worth the money, and too far away - depending on whom you ask. The Williamstown location, open from 5am to 10 pm, is near Colonial Plaza, which is either a bit of a walk or a short drive. The North Adams location, at the intersection of Rt. 2 and Eagle St., is open 24/7. Now accepting credit and debit cards in addition to cash.
Papa Charlie's Deli
Don't drink the "Shock" extreme caffeine coffee. it tastes awful. Also, don't expect their deliciously named coffees to taste how they smell - such as browny toffee, or tasty delicious mcdeliciousness.
Located in North Adams near MassMoCA (coincidence?). Excellent toasted muffins. Closed Wednesday. http://www.cafebrewhaha.com
20 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247 (413) 664-2020
South Street Cafe
A bit of a drive, but who doesn't need their Vermont fix every once in a while? Located off of Rte. 7 in Bennington. The coffee is actually Tunnel City, but the ceiling is gorgeous, the atmosphere comfortable, and the crowd composed of strangers.
105 South St. Bennington, VT (802) 447-2433
54 Stetson Court, totally free, and you get to use the amazing and magical machine. Coffee by Green Mountain. It helps, but is not necessary, that you be a philosophy student.
Physics Common Room
Powdered instant coffee mix for an honor system 10 cents. For emergency use only.
Chemistry 155 with Professor Park
Powdered instant coffee mix for FREE (and hot chocolate!). You'll need it. Class is MWF 8:00 - 8:50am.