One option for evening and late-night snacks is unique to Collins: the Cheshire Café. This affordable coffee shop is open seven days a week from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, is run by Collins LLC residents, and is open to anyone looking for their nightly caffeine fix. You can find the Chesh just inside the doorway to the Dottie Collins Commons, on the ground level of Edmondson.
In addition to beverages like espresso, cappuccino, tea, chai, juices, Italian sodas, icy blender drinks, and canned sodas, baked goods and seasonal treats are also sold. Gluten-free and vegan options are available.
For those wanting to relax, lots of board games and comfortable seating are on hand in this cozy space. Feel free to stick around to study or chat with a friend, whether you've decided to grab a drink or not.
The Café staff also programs events from time to time, including art exhibits. Individuals or groups of students can apply to hang photos, paintings, drawings, or any other 2D media for two-week shows.
Other programs in the Café have included drink specials contests, acoustic open mics, crafts, and theme nights with film showings in the nearby Coffeehouse.