UCA Canterbury campus café & bar

Campus café & bar

When you need to take a break on campus, head to our café and bar. Each is a social hub offering tasty choices of food and drink, and with wireless internet connection available, you can use these spaces as an alternative work place as well as a meeting place.

Opening times

Core semester times: 08.30-16.00, Monday to Friday

Out of term: 09.00-14.00, Monday to Friday

You’ll find our campus café near the main reception. Throughout the day, the café offers you tantalising breakfasts, morning patisseries, and hot and cold lunches.

Open to students, staff and visitors, the 50-seat dining area trades on good home-style food and caters for every budget - look out for cut-price dinners, theme days and traditional roasts.

We can cater for all dietary needs and if you can’t find what you are looking for - just ask.

Our café specialities include:

  • A legendary home-made cake selection
  • A full selection of Tchibo Italian coffee, speciality teas and associated branded goods
  • An extensive freshly-prepared hot lunch menu
  • A wide variety of homemade soups, sandwiches and snacks.




Open to students, staff and visitors, our newly-redecorated bar offers a great social space, wide variety of drinks and competitive bar prices. As well as being open every day, you’ll find it open late on select nights for organised events, such as comedy, themed and open mic nights.

With brand new furniture and a new sound system, it's a great place to relax with friends. The bar offers coffee, diverse bar menu and a relaxing space for great conversation. If you’re looking for entertainment, you can make the most of Freeview TV, pool and football tables, giant Jenga and Wii.



Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

Our catering service shares the vision of the Fairtrade Foundation: you’ll find their products available in all our cafés and bars, including coffee, tea, fruit juices, water, chocolate and cereal bars.

To help reduce our impact on the environment, we’re also working with the catering service to put initiatives in place that will:

  • Limit the amount of food waste we produce
  • Reduce packaging
  • Improve recycling.