Science Hill
Steep Cafe

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Hours of Operation

Academic Year Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
Continental Breakfast 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Lunch 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Location. Steep, Coffee & Tea at YSB, is located on Science Hill in a new and modern space that’s light-filled and welcoming. Local partnerships run throughout our menu with a fresh focus. Always on offer: freshly roasted beans and single-origin coffee, organic teas, kombucha on tap, blended smoothies, cold-pressed juices, sandwiches made to order and locally baked pastries. Steep is open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm weekdays with 24-hour self-checkout technology via grab and go coolers and a Stumptown Coffee bean to cup machine.

The Menu. Wholesome is in Steep’s DNA. For clean eating or a mind-body recharge, breakfast offers buckwheat groats simmered in coconut milk and specially-curated blended smoothies and juices with restorative properties. For lunch, built to order open-faced sandwiches on Whole G’s thin locally baked rye are on display alongside whole grain, bean and green salads. Grab a snack of dried fruits or vegetables, anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate or a yogurt. Throughout the day, you can choose your favorite brew from our baristas: Café Femenino beans freshly roasted on-site, Stumptown’s single-origin coffee or Teatulia mission-driven tea. Cross Culture kombucha from Danbury is here on tap, along with pastries from Katalina’s Bakery in New Haven, just to balance things out.   

Steep @ YSB. Steep embraces the culture of community, bringing together people, food and conversation in a calm, comfortable space. When you’re on the move, come grab what you need, but if you can stay a while, Steep is worth the climb. Sip a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea and enjoy thoughtful food that nourishes you while enjoying stimulating conversation with a friend or colleague, or take a quiet pause in the day to relax and reset.

We accept credit cards and Eli Bucks.