The Container
Visit the University’s most unique café on campus, with a focus on high-quality handmade food which is created on campus by our Hospitality catering team. The Container is open from 09:00–17:00 during term time and is located on the ground floor of the Roland Levinsky Building .
The Container cafe's food and drink is a continuation of the Hospitality Shop, with the Container being the new collection point for food boxes and other food supplies. Picnic boxes, sweet treats, bakes and breakfast croissants, English muffins, bagels as well as hot and cold drinks from a barista using organic coffee locally roasted from Owen's Coffee.
Sourcing food and drink from local and sustainable companies are important to the catering team at the University and we're pleased to be collaborating with a fantastic variety of Devon and Cornwall businesses. 
Sustainability is at the core of the café with innovative environmental initiatives in place, including the use of a milk pergal to minimise plastic bottles, offering minimal single-use plastic, and all packaging and napkins to be used from sustainable plant-based or recycled materials.
The Container will be be changing their hours to 9:00–16:00 from Monday 3 April until Monday 24 April 2023.

Our offers 

The Container is home to the irresistible bakes and cakes made by the Hospitality Team.
From 15:00, enjoy one of our brownies or blondies with an Owens Coffee for only £3.50.
**The offer includes any available cake and a regular hot drink. Offers exclude syrups, additional coffee shots and alternative milk. 
<p>Coffee at The Container</p>

Nutritional and allergen information

We have introduced a traffic light system in The Container Café to enable greater visibility of the salt, saturated fat and sugar content in our food, whilst also displaying the full allergen information of each. Please click on the relevant PDF below to view the nutritional information. Should you have any questions about allergens in any of our products please speak with a member of staff before purchasing.

The traffic light labelling system 

The traffic light labelling system will tell you whether a food has high, medium or low amounts of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt. It will also tell you the number of calories and kilojoules in that particular product: 
  • Energy (kilojoules kj) and calories (kcal) 
  • Fat
  • Saturates
  • Sugar
  • Salt
The image to the right shows the traffic light label found on some foods. The traffic light label is colour coded and shows that green is low in a particular nutrient, amber means medium and red is high in a nutrient. 
  • Red means the product is high in a nutrient and you should try to cut down, eat less often or eat smaller amounts
  • Amber means medium. If a food contains mostly amber, you can eat it most of the time.
  • Green means low. The more green lights a label displays, the healthier the food choice is. 

Reference intake indicators 

Reference Intake is shown in percentages and provides information on how the amount of fat, saturates, sugars and salts within that product fits into your daily recommended diet. 
In the case of this food label, the amount of sugar is 38% of the total recommended daily intake, therefore you should be careful of the amount of sugar consumed in other foods throughout the day. 
<p>Cafes traffic light nutritional information&nbsp;</p>

Loyalty points information

We have installed a new till system in all our units across campus. 
By Easter 2023 we are looking to roll out a brand-new app-based loyalty programme with new offers and deals.
Just a reminder that the hot drink loyalty points offer utilising your staff and student card is no longer valid, payment via this method is no longer accepted.
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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

Campus cafés events

Visit our campus cafés to celebrate calendar days and other events, and enjoy our sustainable, locally sourced fresh food and drink. We look forward to seeing you.

Business student Shaina Salan and PhD Geologist Dylan Beard have coffee at the Container Café, Crosspoint in the Roland Levinsky Building.


Global Recipe Book 

As part of Global Week, 14–18 November 2022, staff and students were invited to share their favourite recipes from around the world. 
After receiving some excellent submissions, the Global Recipe Book was put together by the Catering Team, offering you the chance to create these dishes and try something new. Each page offers everything you'll need – from ingredients through to cooking methods.

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