Assumption Introduces New Café on Campus

Oct. 1, 2021
Meagan Molea ’22
Hagan cafe
The new cafe in the Hagan Campus Center.

Assumption students may have noticed a significant change in the Hagan Campus Center in the form of the new Hagan Café where Dunkin’ once resided.

This summer, when Dunkin’ made the decision to shutter its location on Assumption’s campus, Sodexo’s Dining Services team immediately got to work creating a new café to not only fill the void of Dunkin’, but provide more options for students.  

The Hagan Café serves Caribou Coffee, which features quality ingredients that are sustainably sourced, roasted, hand packed, and shipped directly to Assumption. The full menu will feature premium espresso beverages along with light, medium, dark, and flavored roasts, as well as innovative and trendy options like cold press coffee, fresh smoothies, BOUsted blended caffeinated drinks, and the option to mix Caribou Bubbles—chewy coconut jellies flavored with caramel—into your favorite beverage of choice.

In addition to beverages, Hagan Café will feature variety of food items, including pastries and desserts freshly-baked on site like donuts, muffins, and cinnamon rolls, croissants, sweet breads, bagels and smears, and made to order breakfast sandwiches with your favorite fixings.  Fresh and convenient Simply to Go items will also be offered like yogurt parfaits, fruit and veggie cups, and special limited time offers like Chocolate and Peanut Overnight Oats, and Pimento Cheese with Pretzels

Although some students are feeling the loss of Dunkin’, others feel that the Café is enough like Dunkin’ that they don’t mind the change. Nick Gaglioti ’22 shared that the new café's variety is “similar to Dunkin Donuts. The prices are pretty much the same [too] so there’s not much of a difference.”

Brenda Delgado ’23 welcomes the change, especially the ability to use Dining Dollars and points at the Hagan Café. “It's more accessible to students,” she said. “As someone who didn’t use all her points before, I’m excited to be able to use them at the café!” 
The café is currently open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., however Sodexo has said that if there is a need for additional hours, they will reassess the hours of operation.  

The Café is also planning to add mobile ordering hopefully later this semester for an even more convenient experience.