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Courtyard Cafe: The Secret Menu

Coffee is a vital necessity in most college students’ lives. Morning? Gotta start the day and wake up with some coffee. Casual first date? “Let’s grab a coffee!” Late night study sesh? Definitely coffee! Some love coffee for the spring it can put in their step, and others simply love the way it tastes! However, ordering the same old thing every day can become a drag. In order to help you shake things up, I sat down with the lovely Brenda Haugen—manager of the Courtyard Café—to design a secret menu just for our Her Campus readers! Check out the fabulous new options below and make your way to Courtyard Café to ask for an exclusive HC beverage! We’re sure you’ll have a new favorite in no time. Cheers!

      1. Cold Beverage: Chocolate Chip Cookie Iced Chai Latte

Ask for: Chocolate Chip Cookie Syrup, Chai, Milk

Looking for love? Then “chai” this one! According to Brenda, chai is a crazy popular option at the Courtyard. She and I thought a flavorful twist would be a great way to try something new. You might even fall in love… with the drink, of course! (Which is absolutely acceptable in our opinion.)

      2. Cold Beverage: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Iced Latte

Ask for: White Chocolate, Macadamia Nut Syrup, Espresso, Milk

Just like the cookie, but better! The White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Iced Latte is a perfectly sweet, tasty pick-me-up that is sure to pull you out of any midweek or Monday morning funk. After all, Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle said it best… 

      3. Hot Beverage: Almond Joy Steamer

Ask for: Coconut Syrup, Almond Syrup, Chocolate Sauce

I’ll admit it— I love chocolate. I love coconut. I love almonds. Instead of having to choose just one, why not have all three?! Plus, steamers are so tasty. If you like Almond Joy candy bars, hop on over to the Courtyard to order a tall Almond Joy Steamer. Divine!

      4. Hot Beverage: Creamy Caramel Americano

Ask for: Espresso, Caramel Sauce

Spring may be here, but mornings here on the Hill can still be chilly! No worries— we have the perfect fix for you. We’re certain the Creamy Caramel Americano will warm you up and perk you up, too! Pair this with the almonds or pecans available in the Courtyard Café for an even tastier treat!

So, there you have it! Four brand new options created exclusively for our HC Gustavus readers! Tell us, which new option is your favorite? We just can’t make up our minds!



Natalie is a sophomore student at Gustavus Adolphus College and is currently studying Communication Studies and Spanish. She serves as the Director of Events on the Her Campus Gustavus Executive Board. Her interests and hobbies include playing with her two sweet nieces, traveling, making music, acting, photography, baking, figure skating, and spending time outside. She loves the ocean and sunshine, Mouse Rat, movie theater popcorn, Modern Family, Judge Judy, nighttime flights, and Halsey. She currently holds the title of the Queen of Quirkiness, Poor Jokes, and List Making.
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