By Katie Weitkamp/Managing editor
Stephanie McIntosh sat in the Crabbe Library Monday sipping a cappuccino and studying behavioral ecology. She said she seldom studied in the library, but since the new caf opened, she said she will probably be spending more time there.McIntosh studied as several students came in to use one of the computers set up specifically for Internet use, and a couple of students asked someone where they could print out their papers.
While the caf takes up a space that used to be considered the main computer lab, the former overflow is now the main lab and houses more computers.
McIntosh said she enjoys the relaxed atmosphere and Jennifer Crocker, a sophomore elementary education major, said she enjoys the convenience of the new location.
“I work in the mornings and I may stop by to get a coffee on my way to work,” Crocker said.
Crocker also said she thinks the caf will draw more people into the library.
On the second floor of the balcony overlooking the seating area of the caf, Courtney Adler sat studying. She said she didn’t usually study in the library, but she didn’t notice much unusual noise.
“I heard a little tapping of glass or something, but that’s it,” Adler said.
Tiffany Andrews, a Java City worker, said this location was busier than the location in the Powell Building.
“It offers some drinks the other doesn’t have,” Andrews said.
She said the most popular drink on Monday was the caramel macchiato, a caf latt with caramel and vanilla.
Andrews said she has heard several students talking to each other about how much they like the new location and said she hasn’t heard anything negative about the caf.
Future plans for the caf include the addition of extra patio seating, live entertainment and other entertainment opportunities.
Java City serves soda in glass bottles, sandwiches, pound cakes, smoothies, coffee, tea, salads, bagels, muffins and other pastries.
Caf hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sunday, 5-9 p.m.
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