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Campus food & drinkWhere to eat

Our Cafes

We have a variety of places to eat all over campus. Whether you're here for lectures, studying or just visiting, you won't go hungry!

Sandwiches on display in Aura.


Handmade deli rolls and baguettes, jumbo sausage rolls, vegan pasties, and delicious homemade curries…what more could you ask for? Pop in, it's also a great place to have a casual catch-up over a coffee.

The Aura café takes cash and card payments.

Location: Lord Hope Building

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 3pm 


Flava Café located on the ground floor of the Andersonian Library provides great tasting Neapolitan Pizza cooked fresh on site as well as customisable Sub rolls with a wide variety of fillings that can be served hot or cold.

Location: Curran Building

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm

Salad bar at Grab and Go.

Grab and Go

Sticking around the Learning and Teaching building? Grab and Go features a self-service zero waste salad bar where you can pay your weigh.

The café provides an express food service during breakfast and lunch for students and staff offering hot and cold beverages and snacks, smoothies, breakfast pots and homemade baked goods such as croissants, muffins, and cronuts.

Location: Learning and Teaching Building, Level 3

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5pm 

Two milkshakes.

Sports Café

Please note: Closed from 3 to 14 April

Need a post-workout fix? Sports Café in the sports centre offers a health-conscious menu including smoothies and a range of plant-forward/gluten free options. Protein shakes and bars are also available for your gains and bulking needs.

Location: Strathclyde Sport

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm

Takeaway cup with Starbucks logo.

Starbucks Pod

Visit the Starbucks pod in the entrance of the library for your quick caffeine fix mid-study or chose from our selection of sandwiches, snacks, confectioneries, and cold drinks to keep you going.

Location: Curran Building

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 7pm, exam period 8.30am-9pm

Aerial view of takeaway meals in carboard container.

Street Food Bites

Please note: Closed from 3 to 14 April

Leveraging international culinary strategies, Street Food Bites provides a range of hearty, globally inspired street food options daily.

A great opportunity to break up your day and celebrate cultural diversity and discovery through food.

Visit our self-service kiosks to see our menus.

Location: Learning and Teaching Building, Level 3

Opening times: Monday to Friday: 11.30am to 3pm

Synergy2go coffee and food stall


Serving great quality, great tasting barista coffee that has been sourced, blended, and locally roasted by the experts at Matthew Algie’s carbon-neutral roastery, the coffee cart is located at the entrance of the Technology & Innovation Centre.

We serve a range of sandwiches, salads, snacks, and drinks, so you don't need to nip out of the building on a rainy day!

Location: Technology & Innovation Centre

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3pm

Hands holding a burrito

Burrito Cantina and Starbucks @ Urban Bean

Please note: Closed from 3 to 14 April

Inspired by authentic Mexican street food flavours the recipes burst with flavour and contain no artificial additives, colours, or preservatives. From the handcrafted sauces to authentic flour burritos and delicious ingredients; we hope you will enjoy our take on a Mexican kitchen

In addition to the above, you will find the We Proudly Serve Starbucks range available.

Location: Duncan wing of the Business School

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3pm

Image of 3 cupcakes on display

Caffeine Lab

Please note: Closed from 3 to 14 April

Located via the entrance of the Royal College Building, Caffeine Lab offers Glasgow roasted Mathew Algie Coffee that has been specifically sourced and blended to create amazing flavours. In addition to the house blend, Caffeine Lab will offer speciality roasts to enable you to try new flavours.

In addition to hot beverages, you will find homemade cakes, paninis, toasties, and soup, along with a range of other readymade confectionaries and beverages.  

Location: Royal College Building

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3pm


Food at the 'Synergi' eatery


The delicious, healthy sustainable plant-forward menus in Synergi are created with the 24 principals of the Menus of Change initiative at their heart.

If you're wanting to broaden your tastebuds or are conscious about how your food choices influence your health and the health of our planet then come and explore some of the creative meals prepared by our kitchen team. Open to students, staff and visitors, there is plenty of seating is available to sit and enjoy your meal.

Location: Technology & Innovation Centre 

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 2.15pm