University Cafes and Catering

Central

Our catering outlets in the Central area campus.

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40 George Square Cafe

40 George square cafe

Located in the basement of 40 George Square, the café provides a large open seating area for students to both study and relax.

To fuel this, the menu comprises of tasty, uncomplicated, baguettes, rolls, toasties, salads and Panini alongside, freshly ground speciality coffees, organic Fairtrade teas and cold beverages.

Opening times

Term time:

  • Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 18:00

Non-term time:

  • Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 16:30

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Absorb Appleton tower

Absorb cafe

Located in the main concourse at Appleton Tower.

Absorb is open throughout term time when students are on campus to provide additional catering facilities when needed for a quick lunch or coffee.  The menu is traditional and tasty with hot toasties, nourishing soups and freshly made coffee.

In addition to the WIFI there are over 50 desk top computers for the use of staff and students alike.

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Bayes

Bayes Centre

Situated within the Bayes Centre, the café supports a diverse population of building users, both internal and external.

Bayes provides a variety of food offers throughout the day including, fruit and bircher pots, breakfast wraps, pastries and muffins. For lunch there is an extensive range of salad boxes, wraps, snack pots and artisan rolls/buns to choose from to sit in or takeaway for those in a rush.

Freshly ground 100% Arabica coffee is available throughout the day with a choice of dairy and non-dairy milks to customise just as like it!

Opening times 

Term time:

  • Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 16:00

Non-term time:

  • Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 16:00

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The Cafe

The Cafe

The Café is set in the Hunter Building at the heart of the Edinburgh College of Art.  Refurbished back in 2018, the café uses simple tile, wood and concrete to provide a clean, Scandinavian style of environment which has a range of seating configurations for dining, socialising, relaxing and study.

The extensive menu focuses on the best produce Scotland and the UK with a wide variety of choices including a quick Grab & Go service or a full plated offer. Freshly ground 100% Arabica coffee is available throughout the day.

For breakfast choose from pancakes or French toast with a choice of toppings or a delicious bacon roll.  For lunch choose from a range of salads and pastas or go for our daily special such as fish and chips or our weekly curry club.

Opening times 

Term time:

  • Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 15:30

Non-term time:

  • Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 15:00

Sit in menu

Grab and go menu

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ECCI Cafe

ECCI Cafe

ECCI Café can be found at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation located within the Old High School on Infirmary Street. The café is open Monday to Friday serving a range of food.

We offer hot and cold snacks such as paninis, baguettes, soup and baked potatoes as well as a choice of hot drinks, freshly made smoothies and a wide selection of confectionary and crisps.

The café is located on the ground floor with a lovely outside seating area as well as a choice of booths, tables and stools inside.

Closed until further notice.

 

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The Exchange cafe

Exchange Cafe

The Exchange Café is a bright, easily accessible cafe within the heart of the University's central area located on the ground floor of The Business School at 29 Buccleuch Place. 

The Café is open to students, staff and public alike and offers a wide selection of food and hot and cold beverages.  Catch up over a coffee and a pastry or enjoy lunch from a selection of soups, sandwiches, baked potato, salads or deli pots.

Opening times 

Term time:

  • Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 16:00

Non-term time:

  • Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 16:00

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ground

ground cafe

Ground is located on the ground floor at the main entrance to the Chrystal Macmillan Building on our George Square Campus. 

This is a dedicated space for students and staff to meet, study and collaborate.

Ground is open Monday – Friday offering 100% Arabica barista coffee, organic teas and a selection of hot and cold snacks including soup, salads and wraps.

Opening times

Term time

  • Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 16:00

Non-term time

  • Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 16:00

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Levels (Holyrood Road)

Levels
Levels Café and Lounge is located on Holyrood Road in the centre of the Moray House Campus. Its three distinctive Levels/Lounge areas provide a quirky, buzzing but comfortable setting in which to relax and enjoy a varied selection of food and drinks.

Our extensive menu focuses on offering the best produce from Scotland and the UK while providing you with a variety of options to choose from.

For breakfast, the choice is yours - if you want a massive breakfast to kick start your day... our 'Legendary nine item breakfast' has you covered! However if you prefer something on the healthy side why not try our wide range of cereals, yoghurts and Bircher muesli pots. With our 100% fresh Fairtrade Arabica barista coffee and extensive selection of teas available, it is the perfect place to enjoy the most important meal of the day.

We also offer lunch and dinner menus, which are packed full of tasty, light, hot and cold options such as panini, baguettes, baked potatoes, salads and soups to match any craving you may have.

Furthermore, do not forget that Levels Café and lounge is also fully licenced...so why not enjoy a glass of red or white wine from our hand-picked selection, or even a craft beer and we will take care of you.

Remember - if you are a University staff or student, make sure register with UPay for an exclusive discount on all prices!

See what our customers had to say on Tripadvisor:

"It is a great cafe! I attended a college event there and it was so clean, well decorated and the food was amazing! The staff is also really friendly!"

"The staff here is truly fantastic and very welcoming. This, along with the great coffee, and modern, yet cozy building makes Levels a worthwhile stop."

Google:

"Lovely breakfast, well priced, top coffee and really friendly staff."

Opening times 

Opening times:

  • Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 17:00
  • Sat: 09:00 - 17:00 (From 5 March)
  • Sun: Closed

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Library Cafe 

Library cafe

Located on the ground floor of the main Library at George Square, The Library café is a hub for the Universities central area.

The café is a bright and vibrant space with something for everyone.  The menu includes, freshly made toasties, Paninis, salads and nachos alongside delicious soups and dishes of the day.  Open into the evening too for that coffee and cake fix.

Opening times:

Term time:

  • Mon - Thurs: 08:30 - 22:00

  • Fri: 08:30 - 18:00

  • Sat: 10:00 - 18:00

  • Sun: 10:00 - 18:00

Non-term time:

  • Mon - Thurs: 08:30 - 17:00

  • Fri: 08:30 - 16:00

  • Sat - Sun: Closed

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Quad Cafe

Quad cafe

Situated in the iconic “Old College”, home to the Law School, the Quad Café is a beautiful, calm environment to relax, study and collaborate.

Quad Cafe provides a variety of food offers through the day including fruit and bircher pots, hot breakfast rolls, breakfast street food items, pasties and muffins. For lunch choose from an extensive range of salad boxes, wraps, snack pots and panini as well as filled pretzel rolls, wraps, brioche buns and folded naan which can be cooked to order or during busier periods just pick and go from our ready to eat self-serve counter.

Opening times

Term time

  • Mon - Thur: 08:30 - 16:30
  • Fri: 08:30 - 16:00

Non-term time

  • Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 16:00

Menu

Allergen and nutritional information