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Campus and facilities


Choose from a variety of restaurants and cafes located across our campus.

Students sat at tables in main dining hall

The Restaurant


The Restaurant is the main place to buy food on campus. Each weekday the chefs prepare a variety of cooked breakfasts and lunches to satisfy all taste buds. Vegetarian and vegan options are available every day.
Enjoy hot breakfast rolls, fruit pots and snacks at our breakfast service. Help yourself to cold drinks or coffee at our self-service machines. 
Our Weekly Concept Bar brings you food from around the globe for lunch service. Old favourites feature daily, including a Friday Fish 'n' Chip shop and freshly made fried chicken at the Chicken Shack. If you are rushing off to your next seminar, choose from our selection of grab and go salads and sandwiches. If you have time for dessert you can choose from a wide range of cakes and pastries. 

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Weekend: Closed

Breakfast: 8:00am to 11:00am
Lunch: 11:30am to 3:00pm


Street Food


Street Food is found at the entrance to The Restaurant, serving freshly made pizzas, wraps and paninis. Look out for daily specials!

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 11:00am - 6:00pm (term time only)
Weekend: Closed


Down to Earth Coffee Bar


Enjoy delicious handmade barista coffee at the Down to Earth coffee bar. All coffee is ethically sourced and rainforest certified. Enhance your coffee with a freshly made cake or pastry.

Grab and go vegetarian and vegan options are available. 

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm (term time only)
Weekend: Closed

A logo for the Down to Earth coffee bar, located in the Holgate building



Students' Union

The stylish Students' Union Coffee Lounge is an excellent space to relax with friends and grab your favourite Starbucks drink with a sandwich or panini. It is the ultimate relaxation space on campus with music and a 110" flat screen wall. Selling a wonderful range of tempting pastries, cakes and biscuits, cold beverages and healthy breakfast items, served with a smile from morning till evening.
Opening Times
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weekend: Closed

A logo for Starbucks, available in the SU


Fountains Costa Cafe

Fountains Learning Centre

Enjoy the convenience of having a wide variety of hot and cold Costa beverages, served from morning till evening, right on the library's doorstep! Fountain's Cafe provides a tasty range of sandwiches, toasties, paninis and wraps for those students in need of a quick food fix or caffeine boost while studying.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 8:00pm (closes at 5:00pm out of term time)
Weekend: 10:00am to 4:00pm (term time only)

A logo for Costa Coffee, available from the Fountains building and from Haxby Road Sports Cafe


Haxby Road Sports Cafe

Haxby Road Sports Centre

Serving delicious Costa Coffe, the Haxby Road Sports Cafe provides the budding athletes of York St John with the fuel they need for their day. In addition to the fantastic display of lunch items including nutritious salads and fruit pots, the cafe also sells smoothies. There is also a range of sandwiches to enjoy with your favourite signature Costa coffee blend.
Opening Times
Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 6.00pm (term time only)
Weekend: Closed


Students’ Union Bar

The Students' Union has everything you need to relax, with six 55" screens playing everything from live sports and films. It is the best place to unwind and have fun. We have a bar stocked full of everything you could want, with both alcoholic and soft drinks including non-alcoholic beers. Daily drinks offers make sure you can have a great time without breaking the bank.
Opening Times
Monday to Friday: 12:00pm to late
Weekend: 12:00pm to late 
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