Wed, 01 Sep 2021

Update on our campus catering services

Extended café hours

From Monday 6 September, our new Edinburgh Espresso Labs will be open on all campuses between 8am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and between 8am and 4pm on Fridays.

The Edinburgh Espresso Labs replaced our Starbucks outlets back in April as part of our vision to provide local Fairtrade products that reflect our commitment to sustainability and support the Scottish economic recovery following the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The cafés are run in partnership with Coffee Conscience and offer a range of eco-friendly Fairtrade products, including teas, coffees and hot chocolates.

New vegan café coming to Sighthill

We’re delighted to announce that our café in LRC1 at Sighthill, formerly known as Venue, will be relaunching on Monday 13 September as a brand new vegan café!

We’ll be offering a range of plant-based drinks and snacks in our first-ever exclusively vegan catering outlet.

What’s more, we want your say in naming it! Please send your suggestions to by Friday 24 September, and we’ll put together a shortlist of names for you to vote on.

Return of walk-in catering services

From Monday 6 September, we will be returning to our regular walk-in service at our catering outlets. This means you will no longer be able to order via Click and Collect, but can instead visit our campus catering outlets in person to order and collect your meal.

We’ll be operating with one-metre social distancing in place, and visitors must wear a face covering at all times unless seated while eating or drinking.

Our main catering outlets will be open between 8am and 2.45pm Monday to Friday, with last orders at 2.30pm.

New menu coming soon

We’re really excited about sharing our new menu with you! We’ll have full details of our new offering very soon, so make sure to keep an eye out for all the details!