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Food on Campus

Summer 2022 Opening Hours

Please note that The Market, University Place, will be closed for the summer break from Wednesday 8 June until mid-September 2022. The closest outlets to The Market that are open over the summer will be The Place, ground floor University Place, and Greenhouse Cafe, ground floor George Kenyon Building.

In line with the North Campus clearance project, Cafe North (Barnes Wallis Computer Cluster) will close on Friday 10 June, as staff and students move across to MECD (Manchester Engineering Campus Development) the new home of Engineering and Materials. We have opened two new outlets in MECD this year; Collaborate on the ground floor and Connect Cafe on the second floor.

Other outlets open on campus this summer include:

  • Cafe 65, ground floor AMBS 8am-4pm
  • Michael Smith Cafe 8.30am-3pm
  • Alan Gilbert Cafe at The Learning Commons 8am-5pm (weekends 10am-4pm)
  • The Place, University Place 8.30am-3.30pm
  • Connect Cafe, 2nd floor MECD 8am-5pm until Fri 29 Jul
  • Collaborate, ground floor MECD 8.30am-3.30pm from Mon 1 Aug
  • Greenhouse Cafe, ground floor George Kenyon Building 8.30am-3pm
  • The Library Lounge, Main Library 9.30am-5.30pm

The following outlets will be closed for the summer break until September:

  • Cafe Arts, Martin Harris Centre will be open for performances and concerts only
  • The Hive, 2nd floor AMBS
  • The Library Coffee Cart, Main Library
  • The Market Coffee Counter, University Place
  • Arthur's Brew, Arthur Lewis Building
  • Cafe 204, Chemistry Building

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.

Please check back here for updates on:

  • Lime Cafe, Samuel Alexander will open at a later date due to the flooding
  • Byte Cafe, Kilburn Building is currently closed
  • Innovation Cafe, Core Technology Facility is currently closed
  • Code Cafe, Alan Turing Building is currently closed

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!