The Shoe Bird Café, named after Eudora Welty's only children's book, The Shoe Bird, is Belhaven University's coffee shop. It is centrally located on the first floor of the McCravey-Triplett Student Center. The Café is open to students, faculty, staff, on-campus visitors, and members of the public, especially those from the Belhaven neighborhood.

The Shoe Bird Café serves drip coffee at the lowest prices in the area, with a cup starting at $1.00, and seeks to serve the campus by competitively pricing all of its products. Additionally, the Café prepares espresso drinks such as lattes and cappuccinos, specialty teas, and iced drinks. The Café sells various menu items such as crepes, muffins, paninis, and other snacks.

All of the Shoe Bird’s hot coffee drinks are made from freshly-roasted beans by Northshore Specialty Coffee. They welcome Belhaven neighbors to their “Early Bird” breakfast special every Saturday from 8am-12pm. This breakfast features a rotating $5 menu combo and plenty of drinks to suit everyone.

For any questions about the Shoe Bird please contact Mr. Doug Eltzroth at or at 601-209-0338.

Hours of Operation

Normal Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - noon "Early Bird" Breakfast
Sunday Closed

Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13