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Campus and facilities

Food and drink

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

Students sat at tables in main dining hall

From cooked breakfasts and lunches to delicious coffee and cakes, we have a variety of food and drink options available on campus. Take a look at what we have to offer below.

YSJ Kitchen


YSJ Kitchen is the main place to buy food on campus and has something to satisfy all tastebuds.

Enjoy hot breakfast rolls, fruit pots and snacks at our breakfast service and help yourself to cold drinks or coffee at our self-service machines. Each weekday the chefs prepare a variety of cooked breakfasts and lunches. Vegetarian and vegan options are available every day.

Our Weekly Concept Bar brings you food from around the globe for lunch service. Old favourites feature daily, including a pie and chips special and freshly made fried chicken at the Chicken Shack, made with our very own 1841 spice. 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 homemade cakes and pastries.

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday: 10.30am to 2.30pm

Punk Mama's


Punk Mama's is found at the entrance to YSJ Kitchen, serving freshly made pizzas and the Fork Pasta concept. Be sure to look out for daily specials!

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 11.00am to 3.30pm (term time only)

Holgate Coffee Bar


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

Grab and go sandwiches and snacks are also available. 

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm (term time only)

Café 41

De Grey

Enjoy delicious coffee, cakes and pastries at Café 41. All coffee is ethically sourced and rainforest certified.

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 2.30pm

The Lounge

Students' Union

The stylish Students' Union Coffee Lounge is an excellent space to relax, study and socialise. Located on the upper floor of the SU building, they serve a range of snacks to grab and go, as well as hot and cold drinks. Charge your devices ahead of your next lecture and catch up with friends over a cappuccino. Whether you need a coffee to power through an essay or to take a break from your studies and play some board games, The Lounge offers a laid back atmosphere and is open to everyone.

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Fountains Café

Fountains Learning Centre

Enjoy the convenience of having a wide variety of hot and cold coffee beverages, served from morning till evening, right on the library's doorstep! Fountains Café 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 5.30pm

York St John University Sports Park Sports Café

York St John University Sports Park

Serving delicious Costa Coffee, the York St John University Sports Park Sports Café 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 Thursday: 10.00am to 6.00pm (term time only)
Friday: 10.00am to 4.00pm (term time only)
Weekend: Closed

Please note that the cafe closes at 2.00pm and reopens at 2.30pm.

Students’ Union Bar

The Students' Union has everything you need to relax, with six 55 inch screens playing everything from live sports to 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