We are proud to provide an excellent food and beverage service in Modern Life Cafe. 

We can be found in the beautiful glass fronted West end of the Sainsbury Centre, the UEA's on-campus art gallery. We boast a premium menu serving high quality drinks, breakfast, light bites and patisserie and three-course lunch options. We offer a choice of delicious, freshly prepared and home-made hot and cold meals, with a children's menu available. Our food has a strong emphasis on local and seasonal produce.

Table service only. We are not currently hosting any events and weddings for 2021, please see the Sainsbury Centre website for the latest updates.


We are situated within the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts.

Opening times

Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm


You can see the weekly menu on the Sainsbury Centre website

Payment options

We accept contactless, and card payments.

Allergen information

We offer drinks and snacks that cater to a variety of dietary and allergy requirements. Please ask a member of staff for further information.


We are situated on the ground floor for easy accessibility. Please speak to a member of staff for any other accessibility needs.