Strange Matter Coffee will open a new location in the MSU Union this coming fall. The first-floor cafe will feature its full menu of drinks and several food items, including their popular doughnuts and vegan items.
The local company announced the addition in an Instagram post on April 11, alongside a rendered image of the space by East Arbor Architecture. This will be Strange Matter’s third location.
MSU Culinary Services also posted the announcement on the EatAtState Instagram.
“We are thrilled to bring Strange Matter Coffee to the Union Building,” Assistant Vice President of Culinary Services Rebecca Selesky said in the post. “Their coffee is not only delicious but also sustainably sourced, which aligns with our values of promoting environmental stewardship.”
The new coffee shop comes after the Union’s Biggby location closed earlier in 2022. Currently, the main coffee shop on campus is the Starbucks in Wells Hall, where students can stand in line for up to 45 minutes.
Some students said they hope the new store will make getting coffee and baked goods quicker and easier. Information science freshman Caroline Parent goes to Starbucks multiple times per week, so she’s looking forward to Strange Matter’s arrival on campus.
“(I’m excited) because I feel like the Starbucks lines are way too long, especially in Wells and 1855,” Parent said. “Especially being at the Union since they reopened it after everything would be a nice thing, like ‘here’s coffee, welcome back,’ so yeah I’m excited.”