NEW We've added the second Friday during the summer to gather for breakfast and conversation at the Memorial Union. We will now meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays during July, August and September.
NEW We will gather no matter the weather. The normal meeting place is on the Memorial Union Terrace. If the weathers makes this a poor choice, we will meet in Der Rathskeller
"Come enjoy summer, coffee, pastry, or a full breakfast at Madison’s gem - UW Memorial Union’s Terrace. The recently renovated Union Terrace, a beautiful outdoor seating area, extends beyond the Union building to the shores of Lake Mendota."
So that we can organize tables and chairs, please RSVP to Sharon Scrattish (firstname.lastname@example.org, or 608-280-8050) by the Thursday evening before the event.
Meeting Dates and Times
We will be meeting there from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m on 2nd and 4th Friday of starting in June 23 and running through September. Mark your calendars:
- June 23
- July 14 and July 28
- August 11 and August 25
- September 8 and September 22
Note: These get-togethers replace our winter-time gatherings at Elie’s diner. We will resume breakfasts indoors in the Fall.
Food Options and Menus
Food available at the Union during morning hours are Peet’s Coffee where pastry, bagels also available, and a full breakfast from Der Rathskeller. Other food choices are available after 11:00 a.m. Food is not served on the Terrace but carried outside by diners.
If the weather is not cooperating, we will meet inside in Der Rathskeller.
Enter the Union at the front and one of the exits to the terrace is through Der Rathskeller. Plato’s saved tables will not be far from that exit. Look for the Plato banner.
The Memorial Union is located at 800 Langdon St. The best parking options are:
- the parking ramp under Helen C. White, 600 N Park St., which is the closest but is often filled,
- and the Lake Street parking ramp at 415 North Lake Street.
Invitation and Contact Information
Hope you can come! You need not be a PLATO member to stop by and break bread - you will always be welcome. So that we can save seats and tables, please RSVP to Sharon Scrattish, email@example.com, or 608-280-8050 by the Thursday evening before the event.”
What's New on the Union Terrace:
The Terrace reopened as part of the final phases of the Memorial Union Reinvestment (MUR). This renovation improved accessibility, sight lines and customer comfort while creating more seating space. The expansion of Lakeshore Path also increased the number of Terrace chairs by several hundred, and the Sunset Deck added even more.