What is Ristretto Lounge?
We're a coffee shop.
Welcome to Ristretto Lounge, where we strive to provide high quality drinks and eats inside an atmosphere that reflects the fusion of Korean and Japanese coffee house culture. Our commitment to quality serves as the base for all we do. From the sourcing of our coffee to pouring and delivering it, we are passionate that our visitors experience the best we have to offer.
What are Ristretto Lounge's hours?
(Mon - Sun) 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
As a local business catering to a predominant college town and a bustling community, we try to keep our café open to everyone. Over this winter-spring school semester, we will keep our doors open 8AM - 5PM on weekdays, and 8AM - 6PM on weekends.
(Sat & Sun) 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Does Ristretto Lounge offer internet?
Yes! Internet access is free.
Complementary WiFi service is provided for all Ristretto Lounge customers. All we request is if you are planning on staying a while to use our tables and space, that you continue your support by making purchases with us every two hours.
Is Ristretto Lounge good for studying and doing work?
Yes! We're perfect for that.
Our café is very open, and is designed to be conducive to a warm, bright, and relaxing atmosphere. We offer an arrangement of different work areas, including individual standing desks, and personal and group tables all positioned around outlets so you won’t have to worry about finding a charging spot. The café is located on the ground floor and has music playing along with all the white noise you'd expect from a traditional coffee shop. If peace and quiet are more your desire however, the upper floor provides a subdued atmosphere with a panoramic view of our café below.
Can drinks be made in Personal Cups?
Yes! Personal cups are highly encouraged and incentivized with a discount.
Get 50¢ off your purchase price for each personal cup or mug that you plan to use. We'll make sure that the mug is completely clean before use, and we'd be happy to sanitize it for you after.
Is there on-premise parking?
Yes! Lots of parking available.
Find your peace in never having to worry about parking at Ristretto Lounge. On a typical day, we'll have more than enough parking spaces for everyone.
Are Outside Food and Beverages allowed in the café?
However, we do appreciate you choosing to make Ristretto Lounge a part of your day, and we understand that you may get hungry sometimes while hanging or studying here. Our menu consists of a vast selection of food and dessert — including but not limited to protein-packed eats, bagels, baked goods, pastries, and Korean shaved ice. If none of these options work for you, and you would rather bring food or beverages from elsewhere, we kindly request that you consume your items outside — either on our patio, or the field in the back. Otherwise, see our menu for in-house food options.
What payment methods are accepted here?
We accept all major forms of payment.
Use your credit/debit card for contactless tap, insert or swipe, or pay with cash. Since we handle all our transactions via Square, you can be sure your payment is secure. Square accepts American Express, Discover, Mastercard, VISA, UCB, UnionPay and CashApp.
Is there a Rewards Program?
Yes, look forward to free stuff!
For every dollar spent, you accrue points towards a free drink or pastry reward. Just remember to enter in your phone number on our tablet after paying. And if you're using a credit/debit card, Square automatically links your card to your number so on subsequent visits, just use your card again to pay with ease, and you're good to go. In no time, you'll be getting your favourite items on us. We can't wait to treat you!