Renovated Buff and Brew coffee shop opens on the Vern

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The renovated coffee shop will vend Small Planes Coffee, a local District roaster.

Buff and Brew, a renovated coffee house located in Ames Hall on the Mount Vernon Campus, opened Friday to all GW students.

Buff and Brew, a renovation of the Higher Grounds Café which previously operated in Ames Hall, offers coffee and tea drinks, kombucha and gelato. The new dining location is part of the ongoing transition to the University’s new dining plan, which will feature three all-you-can-eat dining halls on the Foggy Bottom Campus and a “redesigned” Pelham Commons, GW’s only dining hall during the past five years.

Karen Zinn, the associate vice president of real estate, said in an email in January that the University wanted to give students an improved coffee shop environment as part of GW’s efforts to improve the community and sustainability of dining on campus.

“At Buff and Brew, students and community members will enjoy a true coffee house experience in a relaxed setting, featuring a local Washington D.C. roaster Small Planes Coffee,” Zinn said in an email.

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