Audrey's coffee shop in Jones School of Business

Craving a cortado? Rice now has another option when it comes to getting caffeinated: Audrey’s, which is now open for business after a soft launch last semester.

Tucked into a first-floor corner of McNair Hall in the Jones Graduate School of Business, Audrey’s is the latest project from Houston coffee maven David Buehrer, who also runs popular shops in Rice Village, Montrose, the Heights and Greenway Plaza.

Audrey's coffee shop in Jones School of Business

Named in honor of Audrey Moody Ley ‘35, mother of Judy Ley Allen ‘61, Audrey’s Coffee will serve as much as a community café as a place where students can learn more about the business of brewing beans.

The sunny space, which offers plentiful seating and views of the Jones School courtyard and West Quad, is open 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. (Photos by Jeff Fitlow)