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 espresso-based 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 panini 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.


Opening times
Monday - Friday: 08:00-18:00. Closed on weekends.

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Eat at BAR SU, The Square

Finish your day with light bites and big eats.

Found at the heart of campus on the ground floor of Union House, the bar is split into two main areas, red bar and blue bar, distinguishable by their colour. You can order food from The Campus Kitchen app. Hungry for a vegan pizza? Order BBQ jackfruit. Bursting for a burger? Choose the flame-cooked beef patty w/ garlic mayo. For a lighter bite, go poppin’ chicken and garlic bread.

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


Opening times
Monday - Friday: 12:00-22:30
Saturday: 17:00-22:00
Sunday: 17:00-21:00

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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 through the day. 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.


Opening times
Monday-Friday 10:00-15:30.
Closed on weekends.

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Caffeine Helpdesk, Library

Snacks to keep the study session in full swing.

Need a caffeine or sugar hit whilst you study in the Library? The affectionately known Caffeine Helpdesk on level 0 is home to the great taste of Roots Blossom coffee, a selection of Birchall Teas, Huggs hot chocolate and chilled drinks to enjoy with a home baked flapjack or chocolate brownie.

Caffeine Helpdesk
We are located on Level 0 of the library, on the right as
you come in through the main entrance.


Opening times
Monday-Friday: 11:30-18:15.
Closed on weekends.

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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


Opening times
Monday - Friday 08:30-15:30.
Closed on weekends.

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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 patisserie. A children's picnic box or smaller portions 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 and Adnams wines, beers and cider.

Modern Life
Situated in the Sainsbury Centre.


Opening times
Tuesday-Friday 09:00-17:00.
Weekends 10:00-17:00.

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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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contact venue.

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Unio, The Student Union

Service for all, served by students

At Unio, they cater to all your barista needs. Amazing espresso-based coffees, a wide selection of flavoured Pavilion teas, chai latte or luxury hot chocolate. You can customise with syrups, marshmallows and whipped cream! There’s a chilled cabinet where you can choose your favourite sandwich or panini (ready for toasting) on your way through. They have lots of snacks and sweet home-bake treats too. You will find the happy Unio team in the Hive, at the heart of campus.

Union House, University of East Anglia


Opening times
Monday - Friday: 08:00-18:00.
Saturday: 09:00-17:00
Sunday: 10:00-17:00

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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.


Opening times
Monday - Friday 08:30-16:00
Closed on weekends.

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Sportscafé, Sportspark

Refresh and refuel, from snacks to suppers.

Whether you need a snack to get you through your sports session or are starving after your 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.

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.

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


Opening times
Monday - Friday: 08:30-15:00.

Weekends: Closed.

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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 self-serve draught fizzy drink.

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


Opening times
Monday - Friday: 09:00-15:30.

Weekends: Closed.

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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.


Opening times
Monday to Friday 7.45am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4pm

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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 food at 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 dinner. All without breaking the bank.

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


Opening times

Monday - Friday 08:00-20:00.

Saturday & Sunday 09:30-16:30.

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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.


Opening Times
8am - 3.20pm Monday-Friday

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Campus Kitchen App

The brand-new Campus Kitchen app for food and non-alcoholic drinks has officially launched and is valid across all food outlets across the UEA campus. 

The new app is available on both Apple and Android app stores. Pre-order your lunch from Zest, grab a slice from Eat@BarSU, and save extra on your Ziggy’s coffee – all through the new Campus Kitchen app.

Staff, students, parents and guests can link any bank card (including all international bank accounts) to their account to top up the app with their budget for the week and then scan the unique QR code, assigned to each individual customer upon registration, in any Campus Kitchen outlets to pay. Keep a track of your balance with a quick glance at the home screen and load up extra credit at the click of a button, to keep yourself fed and hydrated all term long.

The hot drink stamp card has also been improved – you now only need to buy six hot drinks to get your seventh one free! Stamp cards include all hot drinks, so for those who prefer their drinks without caffeine or with a little more chocolate, you can still collect stamps and redeem full stamp cards on your favourite drinks.


Looking to get some money back on your purchases?

We’ve still got our points scheme running, so you’ll receive additional credit in your account once you’ve hit the value threshold. So when you spend a little, you’ll get a little back too.


Click & Collect service

A Click & Collect service has also launched in Zest and Eat@BarSU to ensure you can order online and collect in the outlet. Whether you decide on pizza from the bar or a burrito from Zest, you can still continue to collect points on all purchases made on the app.

Loyalty rewards can be redeemed in Blend, Vista, Ziggy’s, Zest, Unio, Caffeine Helpdesk, Atrium Café, Grain, Eat@BarSU, Cafe57, Sportscafe, Quadram Café, Bob Champion and Modern Life Café.