Coffee • Conversation • Community

All are welcome

We strive to create a welcoming atmosphere for the campus and the local community. Pull up a rocking chair. There's always a seat for you at Stirling's Coffee House.

Ethically sourced

We believe that farmers are part of our community. That's why we source our coffee carefully, partnering with suppliers we actually know. We believe in treating everyone ethically, creating sustainable relationships, and promoting fair trade from bean to cup.

40+ Student Workers

Our quirky, yellow home employs over 40 students from campus. We train every order-taker, cookie-baker, and coffee-maker with great care. Our baristas pull the finest espresso shots and steam the velvetiest milk.

Home Grown

Our food is sourced locally whenever possible. We use a lot of organic ingredients and try to make what we can from scratch. We even have a list of current local partners so you'll know who picked your lettuce or gathered your eggs.

Porch Sittin'

We have an expansive porch surrounded by picturesque trees, flowers, and passers-by. The wrap-around porch accommodates a lot of people and is a great place for any type of gathering—studying, chatting or otherwise. Maybe you'll even see some butterflies.

Specialty Drinks

Another fun and unique thing about Stirling's Coffee House is the inventive drink list. Over the years, we've had some co-creators share their specialty drink orders. The drinks have Sewanee-esque names, imaginative ingredients, and a poster all their own. Come check out the wall of specialty drinks and who knows—maybe you'll invent your own!

Reading Room

Need a place to cozy up on a couch with a book or dig into that writing assignment? The Reading Room offers a space to escape the lunch rush. The Reading Room can also be reserved and used for classes, meetings, receptions, and study groups. There are also shelves of books available for you to borrow (just make sure and return them when you're finished.)

Victorian House

Student volunteers along with the University’s physical plant services transformed this Victorian era rental house into what remains one of the most popular spots on campus. You can't miss this vibrant yellow house buzzing with people!

In-house Bakers

A lot of our student employees love to bake—from our chocolate peanut butter oat bars to our fresh fruit pies, muffins and cookies, our food is fresh and baked with love.

Follow us

Want to stay up-to-date on all the happenings, new treats, and new drinks? Follow us on Instagram @stirlingscoffeehouse and tag us in your posts. Don't worry. We won't judge you for taking pictures of your latte art.