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Art Building
Phone: 206-543-7033

This funky, artsy café nestled in the cozy basement of the Art Building has provided coffee and goodies to campus patrons since the 1950s. The recently revitalized outdoor courtyard combines earthy with industrial—a charming space to relax and chat.

Parnassus serves our own specialty Husky Grind coffee, with flavor profiles developed on campus. Check out the Parnassus drinks menu. The range of food offerings on hand emphasize locally made items to help accommodate a variety of diets.

In keeping with this location's traditions, the café is run by students with administrative support from HFS. Half of the café’s profits go directly to the School of Art scholarship program, and the other half goes toward capital improvements. Parnassus accepts Husky Cards, cash, Visa, MasterCard and debit cards.

Contact Information

Manager: Joseph Maurey
Phone: 206-616-5168

Contact Us

UW Dining Administration
Phone: 206-685-4950