Cafes on campus

Everyone is invited to enjoy our sustainable, locally sourced fresh food and drink. 

There are nine cafes on the city centre campus and John Bull Café is operating in the medical school on the north campus. 

We pride ourselves on the variety of delicious food and drink options situated around campus. Whether you fancy a hearty breakfast, a healthy salad, a pizza with the finest toppings – the choice is yours as we have a variety of themed food options in each café. 

We are committed to providing a sustainable food culture at the University. We have held a three star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association for multiple years which reflects our company achievements to sustainable sourcing, reducing disposable packaging, reducing meat intake and much more.   

Explore our sustainable food culture that supports local, sustainable and Fairtrade produce and suppliers.


Container Cafe

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Campus food highlights for 2021:

  • Indulge in our selection of handmade treats, bakes, artisan sandwiches, picnic boxes and more from The Toast Office, situated in our Hospitality hub in the recently renovated Emdeck Building.
  • New to campus, we are introducing our new Balance Bowls from RLB Café. Eat from our healthy and wholesome menu where you can build your bowl choosing from our selection of grains, protein, toppings and sauces.
  • The return of daily home cooked specials from Drake’s Kitchen is back, serving a taste from around the world, with Mediterranean dishes to spicy sensations to our classic Wednesday roast; we are delighted to serve our fresh meals.


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Friend Stop 

Meet new people, connect and share experiences at the café's Friend Stop.
Starting university may be a daunting experience, that's why the cafés on campus have created designated pop-up tables to encourage students and staff to sit, have a natter and make friends on our open and inviting tables.
Everyone is invited to sit at the Friend Stop; whether you're on your own or with a friend or colleague, take a seat, share the table and have a chat with new people.
Whether you stay for ten minutes or spend your time eating breakfast or taking an afternoon tea break, the cafés aim to bring everyone together.

Cafes on campus
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3pm deals

The University of Plymouth cafes offer two delicious afternoon deals to all guests; a great way to keep motivated at the end of the day. Whether you are studying with friends, holding a meeting or simply feeling something sweet - these deals are for you.

Find out more about the afternoon treats

Use your reusable cup at our campus cafes

Our goal is to reduce the number of disposable cups that are used and then disposed of on campus. An estimated 2.5 billion paper coffee cups are thrown away in the UK every year (that’s almost 5,000 a minute, or 7 million per day), with our campus contributing over 300,000 of those. As of November 2019 there has been a reduction in the use of almost 60,000 disposable cups since implementing the 20p discount.

Use a reusable cup at our campus cafes and get a 20p discount.

Cut waste, cut carbon, save money.

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We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, quality products and ensuring excellent value for money. As we are a subsidiary of the University, all profits are invested back into the University of Plymouth.

If you have any ideas or questions regarding catering on campus, please get in touch by emailing

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