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Food on Campus

Semester 1 2022-23 Opening Hours

The following outlets will be open from w/c 19 September for Autumn/Winter Semester 1:

  • Cafe 65, ground floor AMBS 8am-4pm
  • The Hive, 2nd floor AMBS 8.30am-3.30pm
  • Michael Smith Cafe, Michael Smith Building 8.30am-3pm
  • Alan Gilbert Cafe at The Learning Commons 8am-8pm (weekends 10am-4pm)
  • The Place, University Place 8.30am-3.30pm
  • Connect Cafe, 2nd floor MECD 8am-3.30pm
  • Collaborate, ground floor MECD 8am-5pm
  • Change Cafe, ground floor MECD 8am-5pm
  • Greenhouse Cafe, ground floor George Kenyon Building 8.30am-3pm
  • The Library Lounge, Main Library 9am-4.30pm
  • Sackville Street Coffee (formerly Starbucks), Sackville Street 8.30am-3.30pm
  • The Market (including The Market Coffee Counter), University Place 11am-3.30pm
  • Cafe 204, Chemistry Building 8.30am-3.30pm
  • Arthur's Brew, Arthur Lewis Building 9am-3.30pm (closing 3pm on Fridays)
  • Lime Cafe, lower ground floor Samuel Alexander Building 8.30am-3.30pm
  • Code Cafe, Alan Turing Building 8.30am-3.30pm

The following outlets remain closed for now:

  • Cafe Arts, Martin Harris Centre will be open for performances and concerts only
  • The Library Coffee Cart, Main Library will open later on this year

Please note that all our cafes are now cashless. Please pay by card or use your staff/student ID card to save 10% on all food and drink purchases.

North Campus

In line with the North Campus clearance project, Cafe North (Barnes Wallis Computer Cluster) will close on Friday 10 June 2022, as staff and students move across to MECD (Manchester Engineering Campus Development) the new home of Engineering and Materials. We have opened three new outlets in MECD this year; Collaborate on the ground floor (Booth St East entrance), Change on the ground floor (Grosvenor St entrance) and Connect on the second floor. Please note that Sackville Street Coffee (formerly Starbucks) remains open 8.30am-3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Please use our map showing all our University of Manchester campus outlets to find your closest cafe.

If you're looking to order refreshments for a meeting or an event on campus, please contact our colleagues in Hospitality.

Here at Food on Campus we pride ourselves on being honest, customer focused and affordable, providing you - our students, staff and external guests - with a variety of delicious, high quality food and drink options across campus to keep you fed and watered.

In addition, we are proud of our sustainable ethos and the fact that we take responsibility for the impact our business has on the environment. Where we can we use local suppliers, only source meat and fish from sustainable sources where animal welfare is assured, and are committed to making Greater Manchester single use plastic free.

Finally, we are quite chatty on social media, and post lots of information about our offers, events and other exciting things you might want to know about. Be sure to stay in the loop and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We also love feedback – good or bad – just drop us an email at and we will get back to you sharpish!