Today marked the grand opening of Audrey’s, the new and long-awaited café in Geisel Library at UC San Diego. Daisies—as well as coffee, tea and other treats— will be plentiful at the new café, named for Audrey Geisel, the Library’s long-time friend and generous benefactor.
The campus celebration featured a Seuss-inspired “ribbon cutting” event with Chancellor Pradeep Khosla, University Librarian Brian Schottlaender, and other campus leaders.
Audrey’s will be managed by the university’s Sports Facilities, which manages Peet’s Coffee & Tea in the north part of the campus. Coffee and tea will be supplied by Barrio Logan-based Cafe Virtuoso, well-known for its environmentally sustainable products, including certified organic, fair trade, and ethically sourced coffee and tea. San Diego’s Bread & Cie will provide pastries and other breakfast items; salads and sandwiches will also be provided. The café will also employ a large number of students—in excess of 70—to operate and run the café.