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Locations and Hours



8 am–​4 pm

8 am–​2 pm

Location: Art Building


We accept cash, Dining Account, Husky Card Account and most major credit/debit cards.

Located in the basement of the Art Building, Parnassus is the oldest café on the UW campus and one of the oldest coffee houses in Seattle. Students established the café in 1951, and it remains student run with some administrative and training support from UW Dining. The walls of Parnassus regularly feature student artwork curated by students.

Half of the café's profits and all tips go directly to the Parnassus Endowed Fund, supporting the Parnassus Graduating with Excellence awards for undergraduate and graduate students.  

Parnassus hosts plenty of seats and sofas for studying, group work and socializing, Parnassus Art Gallery, Husky Grind Coffee, housemade chocolate sauce, whole bean coffee, sandwiches, salads, soups and a wide selection of snacks and goodies.

Do you want to rent Parnassus? 
Parnassus is a popular venue for student groups looking to host events and parties after hours. Contact us at for more information and pricing.


Mai-Lynn Pingley, Manager at 206-468-5195, or email


Husky Grind To Go: Choose from freshly brewed Husky Grind coffee, an assortment of loose leaf teas with hot water. We also have a variety of muffins, scones, croissants and more! Download our PDF order form and pick up or request delivery.

Please place your order 48 hours in advance. Thank You!