Nationwide Coffee with Carls

Nationwide Coffee with Carls will be on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

Carls around the country will gather in their neighborhood coffee shops to share stories: where to go for the best pizza, which local streets to avoid in rush hour, what's fun in the area, and more! Put simply, it's an opportunity for informal conversation with the locals. Drinks or food at these events is to be purchased on your own.

Where's the party?

Invitations with full details will be emailed out in early March.



  • Bay Area - East Bay - Hosted by Frankie Ridolfi '95 & Nancy Wallace Nelson '71
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Spasso: Arts and Community Cafe - 6021 College Ave, Oakland, CA
    4 blocks from Rockridge BART station


  • Colorado Springs - Hosted by Kate Brady '97
    10:30 - 12:00 p.m. at Good Neighbors Meeting House, 505 Columbia St., Colorado Spring, CO 80907
    The meeting house is just off the Shooks Run trail if the weather cooperates and you want to ride your bike or walk. we will have GN's community table reserved.



  • Atlanta - Hosted by David Cohen '86
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Amélie's French Bakery & Café - 840 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA
    Near where Marietta St. crosses Northside Drive. Near GaTech. Free parking in rear.


  • South Minneapolis - Hosted by Liisa Jalonen '67
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Sisters' Sludge Coffee Cafe - 3746 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
    We will be gathering in the wine bar which has a fireplace. There are bus routes along 38th Street and also Cedar (4 or 5 blocks west).


New York

  • East Village / LES - Cancelled




  • Philadelphia - Hosted by Emily Balczewski '16 and Rachel Odoroff '88 
    3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Good Karma Cafe - 928 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Walking distance to/from Jefferson Station


  • Singapore - Hosted by Grace Goh '06
    3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Joe and Dough - 269 Holland Ave, Singapore 278990
    2 minute walk from Holland Village MRT Exit B. Come anytime!


  • Houston - Inner Loop - Hosted by Carolyn White '84
    9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at The Yellow Cup - 6001 Washington Ave #100, Houston, TX
    Located on Washington Avenue, at the round-about intersection with Westcott. Easy access from I-10 and public parking in the garage behind the coffee shop. You will love this place (Houston's best kept secret)!

Washington, DC

  • Columbia Heights - Hosted by Maddie Ulanow '15 & Nicole Hamilton '13
    3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Coffy Café - 3310 14th St NW, Washington, DC
    4 min walk from the Columbia Heights metro


  • Milwaukee - Hosted by Rezonn Dahlin-Klein '85
    10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Velobahn Coffee & Cycle - 3618 W Pierce St, Milwaukee, WI
    Meet us at this edgy new coffee shop with a bike inspired theme just up the hill from the Hank Aaron Trail near 35th and National Ave.




Are you interested in organizing a coffee event in your area? Great! Here's how:

  1. Check the list of events already in the works above. If something isn't planned in your area...
  2. Complete the online host form.
  3. Alumni Relations will send out an email while you help drum up excitement by posting about the event on your club's Facebook page and/or listserv.
  4. Alumni Relations will send you an event packet, including a sign that will help guests identify the group.
  5. Arrive at the event a few minutes early to grab a table or two and help get conversation going. Keep in mind that in some locations, you may need to reserve a table ahead of time. Please reach out to your chosen location to confirm this.
  6. Let us know how it went!