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Where to eat on Campus

When you're on campus, you're never too far from somewhere to eat, drink and relax

Looking for a coffee, lunch or a quick snack? Food on Campus has you covered

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.

Loyalty card

Your loyalty card, built into your student ID card, can bag you a huge range of benefits.

You collect five points for every £1 you spend, and each point will be worth 1p which you can redeem against your future purchases at any catering venue across campus.

Loyalty scheme benefits include:

  • 5% off every purchase
  • Coffee stamps – get your 9th coffee free
  • Seasonal bonus points and offers
  • A web-app to track your purchases and points
Reusable coffee cup on campus

Bringing your reusable coffee cup gets you a discount in our cafes.

Our venues

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

Cafe Coco

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 - Friday 8.30am-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

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.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 2.30pm

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, 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

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. 

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am-2.00pm

Temporarily closed

Some of our cafes currently remain closed:

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.

Sustainability at our cafes

We set a high-standard for ourselves and our suppliers. We ensure the following standards are met for all areas of food production at the University of Portsmouth:

  • We always have, and always will use, free range eggs and meat
  • All our milk is organic and local
  • Because we buy locally, we're members of Hampshire Fare
  • We only use sustainable fish from the MSC list
  • We've adopted the Better Chicken Commitment for all chicken in our entire supply chain
  • We don't waste food
  • We work with local, smaller suppliers to reduce our carbon footprint
  • We give customers discounts if they use their own cups when buying hot drinks
  • We are massively cutting down on single use plastic utensils

We're also reducing our reliance on single-use plastics by:

  • ‌Using glass milk bottles to save nearly 13,000 milk sachets a year
  • Using bamboo cutlery to save 10,000 and 15,000 plastic cutlery a year
  • Using eco-friendly corn starch cups to save nearly 60,000 plastic cups a year
  • Using large milk dispensers within University coffee shops instead of sachets
  • Trialling sugar cane platters and plates
  • Removal of plastic straws
  • Introduction of canned water sold in University catering outlets

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