The Underground

The Underground

Great coffee. Great eats. Plus a stage.

Located on the lower level of the Yale Schwarzman Center, The Underground is a signature space for casual dining and entertainment – a contemporary, open design that makes for easy gathering and happy collision with friends and new faces. On the menu: delicious fare with a flair and a stage showcasing stand-up, spoken word, sports broadcasts, and other performances and programs

Changes in Service

  • Elm is closed at this time. Please check back for updates.

Standard Service Hours

  • Open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
  • Closed Saturday-Sunday

Dining in The Underground

  • Elm & Ivy are two dining options located in The Underground.
  • Elm is now open Monday–Friday, 8am to 5pm, and offers a variety of selections highlighting global flavors.
  • Eli Bucks, dining points, and credit card accepted

On the Menu

  • Coffee & Tea: Our signature coffee is freshly roasted right at Elm! Plus, enjoy espresso beverages, regional & seasonal specials, assorted teas and more.
  • Pastries & Desserts: Delicious pastries from local New Haven’s own Sanctuary Kitchen and Havenly await. Don't miss our signature Olive Oil Chocolate Chunk cookie!
  • Gelato: When you need a little something sweet – choose a cup or waffle cone with a few scoops of your favorite flavor with your choice of toppings.
  • Sandwiches: Our selection of delectable sandwiches are served with mixed baby greens, starting at 11am! Soups and composed side salads also available.
  • Sushi, Snacks & More: Freshly made sushi, a wide array of snack and beverages are available in the cooler for convenient grab and go.
Cross section of Yale Schwarzman Center with The Underground highlighted in orange
Cross section of Yale Schwarzman Center with The Underground highlighted in orange
Featured image (left): Artist's rendering of The Underground at lunchtime.