College students know the power of caffeine better than anyone. If you’re an avid coffee-drinker looking for the best brew on campus, look no further than to The Oak House. 


Mon. - Wed. - 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thur. - Fri. - 7:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Sat. - 9:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Sun. - 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Located on North Williamson Avenue, The Oak House sits at the heart of downtown Elon, making it the perfect spot to stop and relax. Inside, the atmosphere is cozy, complete with well-loved armchairs and sofas that provide ample seating for students looking to meet with professors or socialize with friends.

The coffeehouse retains a vintage vibe with wainscoting running along walls adorned with student artwork and aged-oak tables that live up to the establishment’s name. Still, the worn cushions and peeling paint give the spot character that cannot be replicated. At night, students can expect to find a vibrant scene for live music and club-hosted events such as trivia and cabaret nights as The Oak House transitions into a bar. 

The coffee menu is similarly classic, offering an array of latte flavorings as well as brewed teas. Non-dairy-drinkers will be pleased to know that The Oak House also offers almond, soy and oat milk. 


The Oak House doubles as a bar at night, offering promotions such as a bath tub of bottled beer at a discount.

Students can watch the baristas work their magic while perusing the counter lined with enticing artisan pastries. This offering is an added bonus to the coffeehouse, especially for students hoping to grab a quick breakfast or snack before class. 

For those looking for an alternative to the library, The Oak House also serves as a prime study setting. The coffee shop ambiance creates a less-stressful environment that harbors creativity and increases focus. Oak House’s mixtape mellow tunes and low chatter curates the ideal environment, far superior to a stuffy, quiet library floor. 

The Oak House has represented the Elon community since its opening in 2014. The establishment is committed to serving quality, locally-roasted coffee, craft beer and fine wine in an inviting, laid-back atmosphere.