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Favorite On Campus Coffee Spots: Andrea x Dollop Coffee Co.

Favorite On Campus Coffee Spots: Andrea x Dollop Coffee Co.

From finishing up your first quarter at UChicago, to wrapping up your final year in the College, you've undoubtedly spent at least some portion of your time here frequenting your favorite on campus coffee shop.

Whether you gravitate towards these places for a quick shot of caffeine, a study break between classes or to meet up with friends, we've decided to feature MODA bloggers as a part of the Blog's ongoing On Campus Coffee Spots series to discover the intersections between campus culture, fashion and of course, caffeine! Keep scrolling for our unique profile on Andrea Li, a first year thinking about majoring in Global Studies or Cinema and Media Studies. 

What kinds of RSOs and activities are you involved in on campus? 

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Why is Dollop your favorite cafe on campus?

Dollop is my favorite cafe for multiple reasons. I live in Max Palevsky, so the location of Dollop is close by. Dollop isn't centrally located on campus like some of the other coffee shops, but just as popular. Compared to the other coffee shops on campus, Dollop has amazing lighting, which makes it a lot easier to stay awake and perfect for coffee dates with friends. 

How often do you come here?

In the first couple weeks of school, I went to Dollop a grand total of five times. But recently, as I've been avoiding the Reg, I go to Dollop about one to three times a week. 

What is the best type of activity to do here?

I love sitting at a table by the window, or if the weather's nice, sitting outside. It's the perfect place to people watch! I like to bring my laptop and my bullet journal to Dollop, get some work done, and drink some coffee while I'm there. It's also a perfect place to just chat and catch up with friends!

What’s your go-to drink?

I'm currently on a mission to try every drink on the menu (including the different types of tea), so I don't have a go-to drink as of yet. I love their cappuccino and chai drinks though!

Best item on the menu?

I love their sandwiches, particularly the roast beef (without the onions though)! As for drinks, I'm obsessed with their dirty chai latte!

What are you wearing?

I'm wearing this burgundy bomber jacket from Forever21 which I am currently obsessed with. I'm also wearing my typical black boots and choker, which are staples in my wardrobe. My favorite accessory I have on is the only item I have splurged on which is my Christian Dior sunglasses. They're my favorite item in my wardrobe and for good reason since they go with every outfit!

How would you describe your personal style?

My style changes everyday and is always evolving. The one thing that always stays constant, however, is that my wardrobe contains lots of neutral colors with statement pieces, especially statement jackets. 

All images courtesy of Yamini Nambimadom. View her online portfolio here and her Instagram page @theyam.cam!

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