Food on campus
Life on campus
Campus cafe opening hours
Until the new academic year, cafes at The Hub and the University learning Centre will be open for eat in and takeaway Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 3.00pm.
Following the government relaxation of Covid restrictions in July, cafes are returning to normal operation with all areas open. Perspex screens will stay up, and customers are advised to continue to use the hand sanitiser when entering the coffee shops.
Other coffee shops will remain closed for the time being. These opening hours and restrictions are subject to change, depending on Government Covid guidance.
You'll find 10 Food on Campus venues across the University, so you're never far from something delicious. In keeping with the University's overall sustainability aims, all our Food on Campus venues are committed to sustainable sourcing, minimising food waste and reducing our use of plastics.
Explore each of the 10 venues and find out more about our Food on Campus loyalty card below.
Our food venues are friendly places to eat, drink and relax. Find out more about them below and use the map to see where they're located.
University Learning Centre Cafe
The University's newest cafe, on the fifth floor of the Learning Centre offering views over Portsmouth.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 8.00am-5.00pm | Friday: 8:00am-4.30pm
A quirky tea room with a broad menu. It offers healthy snacks, Fairtrade produce and sweet treats. Cafe Coco is available for private hire.
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am-5.00pm | Wednesday and Friday: 8:00am-3.00pm
Library Coffee Shop
This modern coffee shop with ample natural light is on the ground floor of the library. There's ample space for group working and laptop charging points.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 8.00am-8.00pm | Friday, 8.00am-7.00pm | Saturday and Sunday, 11.00am-4.00pm
Portland Coffee Shop
This smart and minimalist cafe overlooks the Portland courtyard. It has multiple laptop charging points and indoor and outdoor seating.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 8.30am-6.00pm | Friday: 8.30am-4.30pm
The Hub at the Dennis Sciama Building
This large cafeteria has a good choice of cooked breakfasts and a 'make your own roll' sandwich bar. This is one of the busiest catering venues on campus – a great place for meeting up with friends, but not ideal if you want to get your head down and work.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 8.00am-5.00pm.
Boutique Espresso in Park building
Located in an impressive white-stone building that used to be Portsmouth's town hall, this cafe is a great choice for group work and solo study sessions.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am-4.00pm
Boutique Espresso in Eldon building
Sip your coffee in this light, airy cafe in the Eldon building while you admire the work on display produced by our students on creative courses such as fashion, architecture and interior design.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.00pm
Due to the coronavirus outbreak some of our cafes currently remain closed:
St George's Coffee Shop
St George's coffee shop, located in the basement of St George's building, is small and cosy. It has a TV area, sofas and a bank of shared computers.
Pit Stop in the Student Centre
Pit Stop offers the full Starbucks range and a unique street food menu: choose from chipotle chicken flatbread, BBQ pork sandwich or butternut gobi curry with naan. Remember to take a look in the Student Union shop while you're in the area.
901 Internet Cafe
Grab a hot drink and a snack in the 901 Internet Cafe where you can work on one of the many shared computers. The cafe is on the ground floor of the Anglesea building.
St Andrew's Court Cafe
St Andrew's Court Cafe has permanently closed, and has moved to new facilities at University Learning Centre.
We don't just provide convenience, we deliver great value too. Your loyalty card, built into your student ID card, can bag you a huge range of benefits. You can redeem your points at any catering venue across campus. Loyalty scheme benefits include:
- 5% off every purchase
- Coffee stamps – get your 9th coffee free
- Redeemable loyalty points
- Seasonal bonus points and offers
- A web-app to track your purchases and points