Have you visited any of the University of Plymouth cafes?

Staff, students and the general public are welcome to support the local businesses who are committed to using locally sourced and produced food.

With 10 cafes, bistros and deli bars to choose from, you have a wide variety to choose from depending on whether you want to walk-in, book a table or order ahead and pick up your own, personalised box of goodies. From a full English breakfast to making your own salad and sandwiches or going out for coffee and cake, there are plenty of options around the campus.

Most of the cafes also have options for vegetarians, vegans and other dietary neds. For example Reservoir Vegetarian Bistro is a certified member of the Vegetarian Society, so is the ideal place to stop for lunch when you’re looking for fresh salads, wraps, bruschettas and jacket potatoes made with seasonal fruit and vegetables. Paired with a cup of Fairtrade and organic Owens Coffee, you’ll be set for the rest of the day.

For those of you on the Derriford campus, John Bull Café is based in the John Bull Building and offers cooked breakfasts with a free hot drink to fuel your day. They have also brought back Fish Fridays, where they serve locally caught battered fish with chips and mushy peas, all of which are prepared by their amazing team of chefs who take pride in their exciting, ever changing menus which feature seasonal and locally sourced produce. This is all in addition to their selections of jacket potatoes, savouries, salad pots and paninis.

All of the University of Plymouth cafes vary with their opening times, ranging from 07:30 to 10:00 opening and closing anywhere between 15:30 and 19:00.

The University of Plymouth has been awarded the Three Star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association, which is the highest rating available, so you can be assured that your food is prepared to the highest standard. They were also named one of the top 20 sustainable businesses in 2019, which shows their commitment to the developing sustainable food culture in the University.

The University is also aiming to reduce the number of disposable cups that are bought and thrown away on campus. It’s estimated that 2.5 billion paper coffee cups are thrown away in the UK every year. In light of this, the University of Plymouth cafes offer a 20p discount when you use a reusable cup. Did you know one reusable cup will on average have completely paid for itself after around 50 uses?