Expanded Whispers is Set to Reopen January 16, 2018

Whispers Cafe will feature expanded seating space, as well as a variety of food and beverage options at the Olin Library when it reopens on January 16, 2018.


Whispers Café, part of the newly renovated John W. Olin Library at Washington University in St. Louis, is set to reopen on January 16, 2018. Whispers will be open in time to help usher in the second semester with robust coffees, espressos, teas and grab-n-go food options.

The recently renovated café will feature a coffee and espresso program through our partner, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. The Kaldi’s  program showcases high-quality, relationship coffees that meet or exceed Fair Trade certification standards. The café will be the exclusive home of cold brew on tap as well, featuring both standard and nitro cold brew.

Whispers will have some of the world’s most pure and unique teas through the addition of Firepot Nomadic Tea to the menu. The café will feature authentic, spicy Firepot Chai, was well as an assortment of loose leaf teas, and two iced tea offerings. Guests will be able to  choose either “express” or  “extended” service style to meet their needs.

Whispers will reopen in its original location on Level 1 of the Olin Library, rebuilt and expanded with new furniture for a variety of seating options. Designed to be a relaxed, social and study space with coffee and grab-n-go available to help recharge body and mind, Whispers has ample access to power outlets and WiFi.

The regular operating hours for Whispers Café will be:

Monday – Thursday         7:30 a.m. – Midnight
Friday                                      7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday                                 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday                                    10:00 a.m. – Midnight

Whispers Café is operated by Washington University Dining Services.

In 2017, The Princeton Review ranked Washington University’s Dining Services third in its national rankings of food service on college campuses. In 2016, Washington University Dining Services was ranked 8th in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.

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