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Open Book Cafe

Closed Sunday: 11am to Midnight

College Library, 600 N. Park St. | (608) 261-1403

Helen C. White Library is one of the most popular study spots for undergraduate students. This student-oriented cafe is located on the first floor of College Library and has an abundance of study spaces nearby. Open Book Cafe, is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or a caffeine-fueled beverage before an intense study session.

This market offers gourmet coffee and specialty espresso drinks, an assortment of appetizers, soup and chili, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, salads, snacks, fresh bakery items, and a wide selection of cold of beverages. 

Manager Cynthia Pearson cpearson2@wisc.edu
If you have any questions or concerns please email feedme@union.wisc.edu


Study Space

2017 Spring Semester Hours

01/16/17 - 05/05/17

  • Monday: 9am to 12:30am
  • Tuesday: 9am to 12:30am
  • Wednesday: 9am to 12:30am
  • Thursday: 9am to Midnight
  • Friday: 9am to 9pm
  • Saturday: 11am to 9pm
  • Sunday: 11am to Midnight


Spring 2017 Exam Week Hours

05/06/17 - 05/12/17

  • Saturday: 11am to 12:30am
  • Sunday: 11am to 12:30am
  • Monday: 9am to 12:30am
  • Tuesday: 9am to 12:30am
  • Wednesday: 9am to 12:30am
  • Thursday: 9am to 12am
  • Friday: Closed

5/4, 9am-12:30am
5/5, 9am-12:30am

Payment Options

Cash | Visa | MasterCard | Discover | American Express | Wiscard | Union Gift Card

Pay with your student Wiscard and receive a 10% discount

Always Available

Badger Markets are always stocked with your favorite items to get you through a busy day of classes. Stop in any time of day to pick up:

  • Fresh coffee and bakery
  • Espresso drinks and tea
  • Hot appetizers
  • Cold beverages
  • Convenient Grab-n-Go snacks, sandwiches and salads
Print the Full Menu

Open Book Cafe


Mozzarella Sticks

Served with Marinara Sauce

  • $6.92

Choose from Southwest Chicken or Beef Steak & Cheese

  • $1.99
Personal Pan Pizza

Supreme, Cheese, Pepperoni and Sausage

  • $2.99

Cheese or Chicken
Served with salsa

  • $3.59
Breaded Shrimp (1/2 lb)

Served with Cocktail Sauce

  • $5.69
Chicken Bites (1/2 lb)

Plain or with Buffalo, BBQ, Bleu Cheese or Ranch

  • $5.69


Egg White, Spinach & Swiss on Multigrain Bun
  • $4.00
Ham, Egg & Cheddar Croissant
  • $4.25
Bacon, Egg & Cheddar on an Everything Bagel
  • $4.25
Bacon, Egg and Cheddar on a Gluten-free Bagel
  • $4.25
Grilled Cheese Pesto Panini
  • $4.50
Chicken Pesto Panini
  • $5.25
Mediterranean Chicken Flatbread
  • $5.25
Chicken Sausage, Egg and Cheddar on Multigrain Bun
  • $4.25

V = Vegetarian | GF = Gluten-Free | DF = Dairy-Free | NF = Nut-Free