Bert's Café



About to spend another night at the UGLi? Or maybe you’re waking up at the crack of dawn to squeeze in some last minute studying? Take time to stop and smell the coffee.

Conveniently located on the first floor of the UGLi, Bert’s Café wants to make it easier for students to operate on their own schedule in order to reach their full potential. Whether your study style results in you becoming a common UGLi night owl or early bird, Bert’s is there with you, offering a full range of hot and cold drinks, specialty coffees, and delicious food items  to satisfy your appetite no matter the hour!


What’s new?

Flock Tag available! Look for specials.

Bert’s is excited to announce that we are serving Hillel food this year!

Spring/Summer Hours:

Mon-Thurs - 8am-5pm
Friday - 8am-3pm


In the Falland Winter - open 24 hours Sunday through Wednesday.

Hours: Fall/Winter Semester
Sunday – Wednesday: Open all night! (24 hours)

Thursday: Close at 1am

Friday: 8am – 5pm

Saturday: Noon – 5pm



From the University Unions and Bert’s Café Team, we wish you happy studies!


Bert's Café, made possible by the generosity of Bertram Askwith (LSA '31) opened in 2008 to bring students and staff a convenient quality café. Bert's has a friendly, professional staff and offers the inviting atmosphere of the library and the new Bert's Study Lounge! It's the perfect place to study, converse with friends, conduct meetings (we cater!), or simply relax with a cup of hot coffee or a tasty treat.

"See you at Bert's!"

The location, right in the foyer of the Undergraduate Library, is perfect for students and staff. The location allows for ease of access to coffee, snacks, or meals while studying in the library. Convenient!

We support our local vendors in our effort to bring you the best ingredients for our products. Check out our new menu items from Great Harvest Bread Co. and the Jamaican Jerk Pit, two popular Ann Arbor vendors.

We strive to bring students and staff the widest selection of dining options from certified MHealthy options to vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices!



General Information

About Us

Bert's always strives:

  • To provide a comfortable space for U of M students, faculty, and staff members to converse, study, and relax while enjoying a cup of coffee or tasty treat.

  • To support our campus community by employing U of M students, especially those who qualify for work-study awards.

  • To support our local vendors such as Great Harvest Bread Co.

  • To maintain freshness by getting daily deliveries.

  • To offer Fair Trade certified organic coffees.

We accept Blue Bucks, as well as all major credit cards, checks, cash, and Munchie Money.


Students interested in applying can visit the Student Employment Website.

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