About Us

Our Mission

Remember the days when you would go to a restaurant and have a face to face conversation with your family and friends? We do! Sure, we love our cell phones and laptops too, but we love our community more!

Hey, we know you’re busy! We know there is hardly any time to sit down and simply have a conversation anymore. But did you know that almost 80 years ago, Rebecca Port, the person Port Center (at University Hall) is named for, knew this too? She was a true humanitarian and made sacrifices to help others. Her son, Sidney, in honor of his mother’s commitment to others, donated the funds to create this special place where faculty and students can come together. At Port Center Café, we strive to create an environment that honors her legacy and lets you meet with friends, study, or just have a great cup of coffee or tea.

We also pride ourselves in not only using the freshest of ingredients but also in using mostly local suppliers. From the beans in our coffee to the ingredients in our sandwiches, we have gone to great lengths to make sure you only get the very best we have to offer. Add in our smiling, friendly baristas and you have a pretty special place.

So come on in to the Port Center Café today and stay awhile. Check out our amazing coffee, tea, sandwiches, and salads. Who knows? You might just find a little bit of authentic community too!

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