Eat and Drink

From a cappuccino in the Atrium Cafe to premium quality dining at the Sainsbury Centre, there are plenty of options at UEA.


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Ziggy's, The Street

Refuel all day long with a cake and coffee.

Coffee connoisseur? Grab a cup of Amico Viva espressobased coffee. Tea aficionado? Sample the Birchall Teas brews on offer. Hungry for breakfast? Start your day with a freshly baked croissant or a hot breakfast wrap. Need lunch on the go? Pick up a sourdough baguette, salad or savoury pastry or you could choose a jacket potato with cheddar, tuna or beans. They also make healthy fruit or vegetable smoothies and blended milkshakes to order. Located on The Street, next to The Shop.

Located on The Street, next to The Shop.


BOX, The Square

Finish your day with light bites and big eats.

Fresh dough hand-stretched pizza made to order at BOX. Choose from a classic margherita, meat feast, spicy piccante, vegan options and more. Fancy mixing it up? Choose from three bases and any of our toppings to build your own pizza, to your taste! Also featuring garlic bread options and vegan or chicken nuggets, to cater to all tastes. Available every evening from 4pm, making staying late on campus worth it!

Ground Floor of Union House, University of East Anglia,
Norwich, NR4 7TJ

Fridges at Blend

Blend, Level 0, between the Arts Building and Library

Hot foodie treats for when you’re on the go or dining in.

From sandwiches and soups to pasta and popcorn chicken, Blend has everything you need to stay fuelled throughout the term. Pop in for a quick snack, a cheeky chocolate bar, a steaming bean-to-cup coffee or soothing tea. Eat in or take away to enjoy it wherever you choose on campus.

Located in the main Campus Kitchen restaurant building on level 0
between the Arts building and the Library.


Atrium Café, The Biomedical Research Building

Caffeine stop between lectures and meetings.

Need a pick me up in between classes? Grab a handcrafted coffee and a homemade flapjack if you’re in a rush. Or pop by for lunch and choose from Atrium’s selection of sandwiches and wraps, or a savoury pastry for a warming snack. Their blended milkshakes and fruit or vegetable smoothies are the perfect refreshment.

Located in Biomedical Research Building


Modern Life, Sainsbury Centre

Fine dining amongst masterpieces.

To be found in the beautiful glass fronted West end of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, the UEA's on-campus art gallery. Morning pastries start the day followed by a premium menu serving sourdough toasties, salad bowls, full counter service hot lunch and home-baked cakes and scones. A children's picnic box or pizza twist deals are also available. Top quality espresso-based coffees, luxury hot chocolates and loose-leaf teas are all on offer alongside a range of soft drinks, wines, beers and cider. Visit their website

Modern Life
Situated in the Sainsbury Centre.


Scholars Bar

A space for postgraduate and mature students to make their own.

Mature and postgraduate students can take advantage of their own dedicated space at Scholar’s Bar. Although the bar is only open Monday to Friday, it’s available as a study space seven days a week. Want to test your grey cells? Join in with the weekly quiz, every Tuesday night in term time.

Scholars Bar
Union House, University of East Anglia.


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Unio, The Student Union

Service for all, served by students

Food and drink with an Asian-inspired twist. How about chai latte and pastry for breakfast, sushi or poke bowl for lunch, or a bubble tea with mochi ice cream for an afternoon snack? Their luxury hot chocolates are wonderful, particularly when you customise with flavoured syrup, marshmallows and whipped cream! You can also choose from a range home-bake treats too. Find the happy Unio team in The Hive, at the heart of campus.

Union House, University of East Anglia


Grain, The Enterprise Centre

Lunchtime treats and snacks in a relaxed spot.

Need a change of scene while you’re working or just looking for a place to hang out with friends? Grain is a good choice. They’ve got Amico Viva espresso-based coffees, Birchall Teas, cold drinks and a range of homemade tray bakes. If you want something more substantial, grab a delicious hot wrap!

Located in The Enterprise Centre on University Drive,
opposite the Sportspark.


Sportscafé, Sportspark

Refresh and refuel, from snacks to suppers.

Whether you need a snack to get you through your sports session or are ravenous after exercise, Sportscafé has got you covered. Hot and cold food is available throughout the day, and most items on the menu are available for takeaway if you’ve got to dash. Choose the traditional Sportspark Breakfast or simply a filled breakfast roll to start your day. From lunchtime, burgers, pasta, jacket potatoes, panini, salads and vegan tofu curry are some of your tasty options. On display is a range of confectionary and snacks alongside yummy home-baked treats.

Sportspark Café
Located inside the Sportspark on University Drive.


Monday-Thursday: 07:30-21:30

Friday - Sunday 07:30-19:30

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Vista, Level 1, between the Arts Building and Library

Comfy coffee spot exclusively for Staff, Post-Graduates and Visitors.

Head to Vista for a business meeting or simply a catch up with colleagues. Alternatively, take a break at Vista for a well-deserved barista made coffee and a square of their chocolate brownie. They also offer salad pots and a daily vegan soup. Choose from filled baguettes (served hot and toasty if you wish!) to enjoy alongside a range of chilled drinks. On display is a range of scrumptious patisserie produced on-campus by our talented pastry chefs.

Located on Level 01 of The Campus Kitchen,
opposite the ARTS 1 building.


Cafe 57, The Julian Study Centre

Customisable subs and salads, made to your specification.

There’s a great selection of subs and salads on the menu, including gluten-free subs. But if you don’t see one you fancy, no problem, you can make your own. All the subs and salads are prepared fresh to suit your taste. Wash lunch down with a cup of Roots Blossom coffee or a selfserve draught fizzy drink. Traybakes are on display for those in need of a sugar-rush.

Cafe 57
Located in the Julian Study Centre on Chancellors Drive.



Quality food and service at prices you can afford.

Come here for food made with as many fresh and locally sourced ingredients as possible. The menu covers a wide range of ethnic tastes and has something for all budgets. Pop by for lunch or an early dinner after you’ve finished in the lecture theatre.

Located on University Drive near the Medical Centre.


Bacon bap at Zest

Zest, The Square

Breakfast, lunch and dinner: you’ll find it all at Zest.

Fancy a fry up in the morning? No problem. Looking for a Street Food style lunch? They’ve got you covered. The Zest menu changes throughout the week with up to three different counters and lots of vegan choices. Don’t have the energy to cook during term? Join them for early dinner. All without breaking the bank.

Located just off The Square, Level 01 (the big glass building).


Bob Champion

Grab a bite and a seat between lectures and learning.

Found in the BCRE atrium, this café serves delicious food and drink to UEA and NHS staff. Start your day with a bacon or sausage ciabatta, accompanied by Espresso Traditionale ‘wake-me-up’ coffee. For lunch, select from an extensive range of panini, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and gluten free rolls. Milkshakes and fruit or vegetable smoothies are blended to order or perhaps choose an iced coffee. A variety of home-baked traybakes, muffins, scones and cookies will satisfy those who need that sugar rush to get through the afternoon!

Bob Champion Cafe
Located in the main entrance foyer of the Bob Champion Research & Education Building.