Cholmondeley's Coffee House


Cholmondeley's (Chum's) is Brandeis' student run coffee house and late-night snack bar, tucked away in the historic Castle and named for a bloodhound belonging to the campus photographer. Throughout its history, it has played host to, among others, Tracy Chapman, the J. Geils Band, Joan Baez and the first American performance of Genesis.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Closed on Sunday (unless booked for a performance)

What's Happening? Who's Performing?

Below is the calendar of happenings for Chums. If you click on the event you can add it to your own Google Calendar so you don't forget to attend your favorite event!


How do I Book Chum's? 

Sorry, we are not currently taking reservations at this time. However, all previously contracted events are occuring as scheduled. Once we resume normal operations, Union accredited organization can book chums for a $50 rental fee. Additional charges may occur if the events take place outside of operating hours. Clubs may not charge admission to events, but donations may be collected. 

What's on the Menu?

Chum's is currently working to provide more local and organic food to their menu. Look for that coming soon. All your late night munchies will still remain (mozz sticks, nachos, grilled PB & J and more). Lizzy's ice cream is always a favorite and let the staff know if there is a certain flavor you want to see! And what would a coffee house be without coffee, there is a variety of espresso drinks made to order, as well as fair trade coffee. The staff is always looking for new and creative ideas so be sure to let your Barista know what you want!