With the most attractive prices in Harvard Square, the student-run Café Gato Rojo is a magical place to imbibe the highest quality specialty coffee or tea, engage in witty palaver, catch some tunes, or read for hours.

We proudly serve specialty coffee from Square One Coffee, an award-winning micro-roaster based out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with retail locations in Lancaster and Philadelphia. Square One partners with coffee producers and farming communities, paying premium prices for their hard work and reinvesting into those communities whenever possible. We also proudly serve MEM Tea, Taza hot chocolate, pastries from Danish Pastry House, and more! 

If you are a Harvard affiliate, please inquire about displaying your art at the cafe! We love featuring creative works from the Harvard community.

Check out our Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram for updates on drink specials, store news, and more!


Monday–Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: CLOSED

Please note that the Gato is closed for the Fall 2020 semester.


Basement floor of Lehman Hall in Harvard Yard.


Email: cafegatorojo@gmail.com
Phone: (617) 496-4658

Cafe Manager: Margaret Dene

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