Hazelnut Cafe’ Reopens

Deanna Puglisi

On Tuesday, September 6, the Hazell Nut Café opened its doors for all students at University of New Haven, starting off the fall semester with the highest sales they’ve ever had.

The Hazell Nut Café is one of the first fully student-operated cafes in the country. U.N.H. alumn Jeffrey Hazell (’83) founded the café in 2007, located in Maxcy Hall on main campus.

Compared to the atmospheres that flowed throughout the Starbucks in the library and Dunkin’ Donuts in Bergami Hall, the Hazell Nut Cafe radiates its friendliness through its restaurant environment.

It’s student staff, from hospitality and management programs, receive experience “in everything from food preparation, managing the budget, developing marketing strategies, and producing new menus.”

Everything from the history to the food helped maintained the café’s popularity on campus.

With a friendly staff,  they have everything from coffee to pasta and noodles to pizza that is named after movies. In addition, they also take walk-ins as well as call-ins.

“If you need a pizza, and you call in, we’ll bring it right to you,” says Alec Reed, manager of Hazell Nut Café.

Since last winter, the café has been renovated and redecorated to match its style and atmosphere. So, if you are ever in a rush and you forget to eat lunch or you are in desperate need of pizza, go to the Hazell Nut Café. Located at Maxcy room M124, they are open Monday-Thursday from 8am-6pm and Fridays 8am-2pm.